stud

stud
1 noun
1 ON SHOES (C) one of a set of small pointed pieces of metal or plastic that are fixed onto the bottom of a running shoe, football boot etc to stop you from slipping
2 IN YOUR EAR (C) a small, round earring
3 DECORATION (C) a round piece of metal that is stuck into a surface for decoration: a leather jacket with studs around the collar and cuffs
4 FOR A SHIRT (C) a small thing for fastening a shirt or collar that consists of two round, flat pieces of metal joined together by a bar
—see also: press­stud
5 ANIMAL (C, U) animals such as horses that are kept for breeding: a stud farm | put an animal out to stud (=use the animal for breeding)
6 MAN (C) informal an insulting word for a man who has a lot of sexual partners and who is very proud of his sexual ability
7 BOARD (C) AmE the kind of board that is used to make the frame of a house
2 verb (transitive usually passive) literary to cover a surface or area with many small things: field studded with daisies

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

Synonyms:
, , / (for ornament), / (for a shirt-bosom)


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