Meaning of “stud” in the English Dictionary

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uk /stʌd/ us /stʌd/

stud noun (HORSE)

[ C ] specialized horses a group of animals, especially high-quality horses, kept for breeding:

David Grenfell runs a 170-acre stud farm in Co. Wexford, Ireland.
put (out) to stud

kept for breeding:

The Derby winner Generous will be put to stud at the end of the season.

stud noun (MAN)

[ C ] slang a man who is considered to be attractive and skilled sexually:

He thinks he's a real stud.

stud noun (DECORATION)

[ C usually plural ] a small nail or piece of metal, with a large, rounded top, that is attached to the surface of something, usually for decoration

stud noun (FASTENER)

[ C ] UK also collar stud a fastener made from two small flat parts joined together by a short bar, used for clothing, especially in the past to fix collars onto shirts

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(Definition of “stud” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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studnoun [ C ]

us /stʌd/

stud noun [ C ] (MALE ANIMAL)

a male animal kept esp. for breeding

stud noun [ C ] (DECORATION)

a small, bright-colored nail, often specially shaped, that is fixed esp. to cloth or leather as decoration

stud noun [ C ] (JEWELRY)

a small ball fixed to a metal post that fits through a hole made in the body, esp. in the ear

stud noun [ C ] (POST)

any of the vertical wood or metal posts used to make the frame of a wall

(Definition of “stud” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)