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Sense: 1-2
Origin: Old English stod
Sense: 3-7
Origin: Old English studu

stud

1 noun
     
stud1
1

animal

[uncountable and countable]HBA the use of animals, especially horses, for breeding, an animal that is used in this way, or a place where this is done:
a stud dog
2

man

[countable] informal a man who has a lot of sexual partners and who is very proud of his sexual ability
3

on shoes

[countable]DSDCC one of a set of small pointed pieces of metal or plastic that are attached to the bottom of a running shoe, football boot etc to stop you from slipping
4

in your ear

[countable]DCJ a small, round earring
5

for decoration

[countable]DC a round piece of metal that is stuck into a surface for decoration
6

for a shirt

[countable]DC a small thing for fastening a shirt or collar that consists of two round, flat pieces of metal joined together by a bar
7

board

[countable] American EnglishTBC a board that is used to make the frame of a house

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