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▪ He had sorted the boxes of patent medicines and stacked them in one corner away from the cartons of collar studs and bootlaces.
▪ She opened a small round leather box to find that it contained tiny gold collar studs and several pairs of cuff links.
▪ The tray contained buttons, collar studs and various other bits and pieces.
▪ And oh, the panic this morning when she lost a collar stud.
▪ The stud farm says it uses security methods such as electric fencing.
▪ Growing up as you have on a stud farm, you know how important breeding is.
▪ He plays Digby, a self-made millionaire who is trying to make even more from a stud farm.
▪ But that was a long time ago when he lived on his father's stud farm in Ireland.
▪ Moving animal Incident Emmerdale's Adam makes a mistake at the stud farm and something goes sadly wrong with a horse.
▪ The horses belong to a stud farm and were worth tens of thousands of pounds.
▪ He also had an interest in the stud farm at Kilcork, Kildare, where Arkle retired.
▪ a stud farm
▪ a leather jacket with silver studs
▪ A woman who behaves promiscuously is called a slut, but a man who behaves the same way is admiringly called a stud.
▪ Josh had a reputation of being the college stud.
▪ Flooring should be non-committal: plain, functional cord fitted carpet, or rubber stud flooring.
▪ He shaves, washes his hair and borrows a modest silver stud for his ear.
▪ Internal finishes were generally simple with plaster finish to masonry, and lath-and-plaster to ceilings and stud partitions.
▪ On an impulse, Kelly decided to drive to the stud and catch him there.
▪ The entire first floor outer walls are brick facing over concrete blocks, without any studs.
▪ The temporary wall should be solid, with double top and bottom plates and a stud under each joist or rafter.
▪ Then, coming to herself again, she pressed the stud at her neck and sounded the alarm.
▪ Tonight he wears peach-colored slacks, a matching gingham blouse, brass hoop earrings and a rhinestone stud in his nose.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Quarter \Quar"ter\ (kw[aum]r"t[~e]r), n. [F. quartier, L. quartarius a fourth part, fr. quartus the fourth. See Quart.]

  1. One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc. Hence, specifically:

    1. The fourth of a hundred-weight, being 25 or 28 pounds, according as the hundredweight is reckoned at 100 or 112 pounds.

    2. The fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part of a chaldron of coal.

    3. (Astron.) The fourth part of the moon's period, or monthly revolution; as, the first quarter after the change or full.

    4. One limb of a quadruped with the adjacent parts; one fourth part of the carcass of a slaughtered animal, including a leg; as, the fore quarters; the hind quarters.

    5. That part of a boot or shoe which forms the side, from the heel to the vamp.

    6. (Far.) That part on either side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel, being the side of the coffin.

    7. A term of study in a seminary, college, etc, etc.; properly, a fourth part of the year, but often longer or shorter.

    8. pl. (Mil.) The encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys.

    9. (Naut.) The after-part of a vessel's side, generally corresponding in extent with the quarter-deck; also, the part of the yardarm outside of the slings.

    10. (Her.) One of the divisions of an escutcheon when it is divided into four portions by a horizontal and a perpendicular line meeting in the fess point.

      Note: When two coats of arms are united upon one escutcheon, as in case of marriage, the first and fourth quarters display one shield, the second and third the other. See Quarter, v. t., 5.

    11. One of the four parts into which the horizon is regarded as divided; a cardinal point; a direction' principal division; a region; a territory.

      Scouts each coast light-armed scour, Each quarter, to descry the distant foe.

    12. A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.

    13. (Arch.) A small upright timber post, used in partitions; -- in the United States more commonly called stud.

    14. (Naut.) The fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11[deg] 15', that is, about 2[deg] 49'; -- called also quarter point.

  2. Proper station; specific place; assigned position; special location. Swift to their several quarters hasted then The cumbrous elements. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Hence, specifically:

    1. (Naut.) A station at which officers and men are posted in battle; -- usually in the plural.

    2. Place of lodging or temporary residence; shelter; entertainment; -- usually in the plural.

      The banter turned as to what quarters each would find.
      --W. Irving.

    3. pl. (Mil.) A station or encampment occupied by troops; a place of lodging for soldiers or officers; as, winter quarters.

    4. Treatment shown by an enemy; mercy; especially, the act of sparing the life a conquered enemy; a refraining from pushing one's advantage to extremes.

      He magnified his own clemency, now they were at his mercy, to offer them quarter for their lives.

      Cocks and lambs . . . at the mercy of cats and wolves . . . must never expect better quarter.

  3. Friendship; amity; concord. [Obs.] To keep quarter, to keep one's proper place, and so be on good terms with another. [Obs.]

    In quarter, and in terms like bride and groom.

    I knew two that were competitors for the secretary's place, . . . and yet kept good quarter between themselves.

    False quarter, a cleft in the quarter of a horse's foot.

    Fifth quarter, the hide and fat; -- a butcher's term.

    On the quarter (Naut.), in a direction between abeam and astern; opposite, or nearly opposite, a vessel's quarter.

    Quarter aspect. (Astrol.) Same as Quadrate.

    Quarter back (Football), the player who has position next behind center rush, and receives the ball on the snap back.

    Quarter badge (Naut.), an ornament on the side of a vessel near, the stern.
    --Mar. Dict.

    Quarter bill (Naut.), a list specifying the different stations to be taken by the officers and crew in time of action, and the names of the men assigned to each.

    Quarter block (Naut.), a block fitted under the quarters of a yard on each side of the slings, through which the clew lines and sheets are reeved.
    --R. H. Dana, Jr.

    Quarter boat (Naut.), a boat hung at a vessel's quarter.

    Quarter cloths (Naut.), long pieces of painted canvas, used to cover the quarter netting.

    Quarter day, a day regarded as terminating a quarter of the year; hence, one on which any payment, especially rent, becomes due. In matters influenced by United States statutes, quarter days are the first days of January, April, July, and October. In New York and many other places, as between landlord and tenant, they are the first days of May, August, November, and February. The quarter days usually recognized in England are 25th of March (Lady Day), the 24th of June (Midsummer Day), the 29th of September (Michaelmas Day), and the 25th of December (Christmas Day).

    Quarter face, in fine arts, portrait painting, etc., a face turned away so that but one quarter is visible.

    Quarter gallery (Naut.), a balcony on the quarter of a ship. See Gallery,

  4. Quarter gunner (Naut.), a petty officer who assists the gunner.

    Quarter look, a side glance. [Obs.]
    --B. Jonson.

    Quarter nettings (Naut.), hammock nettings along the quarter rails.

    Quarter note (Mus.), a note equal in duration to half a minim or a fourth of semibreve; a crochet.

    Quarter pieces (Naut.), several pieces of timber at the after-part of the quarter gallery, near the taffrail.

    Quarter point. (Naut.) See Quarter, n., 1 (n) .

    Quarter railing, or Quarter rails (Naut.), narrow molded planks reaching from the top of the stern to the gangway, serving as a fence to the quarter-deck.

    Quarter sessions (Eng. Law), a general court of criminal jurisdiction held quarterly by the justices of peace in counties and by the recorders in boroughs.

    Quarter square (Math.), the fourth part of the square of a number. Tables of quarter squares have been devised to save labor in multiplying numbers.

    Quarter turn, Quarter turn belt (Mach.), an arrangement in which a belt transmits motion between two shafts which are at right angles with each other.

    Quarter watch (Naut.), a subdivision of the full watch (one fourth of the crew) on a man-of- war.

    To give quarter, or To show quarter (Mil.), to accept as prisoner, on submission in battle; to forbear to kill, as a vanquished enemy.

    To keep quarter. See Quarter, n., 3.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"nailhead, knob," late 13c., from Old English studu "pillar, prop, post," from Proto-Germanic *stud- (cognates: Old Norse stoð "staff, stick," properly "stay," Middle High German stud, Old English stow "place"), from PIE *stu-, variant of root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense expanded by late 14c. to include ornamental devices fixed in and projecting from a surface. From the Old English meaning comes the specific sense "one of the small beams of a building which form a basis for the walls."


c.1500, "set with studs;" 1560s in studded with "as though sprinkled with nails with conspicuous heads;" from stud (n.1).


"horse used for breeding," Old English stod "herd of horses, place where horses are kept for breeding," from Proto-Germanic *stodo (cognates: Old Norse stoð, Middle Low German stod, Old High German stuot "herd of horses," German Stute "mare"), from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic stado "herd," Lithuanian stodas "a drove of horses;" see stet). Sense of "male horse kept for breeding" is first recorded 1803; meaning "man who is highly active and proficient sexually" is attested from 1895; that of "any young man" is from 1929. Stud-poker (1864) is said to be from stud-horse poker, but that phrase is not found earlier than 1879.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding. 2 A female animal, especially a studmare (broodmare), kept for breeding. 3 A group of such animals. 4 An animal (usually livestock) that has been registered and is retained for breeding. 5 A place, such as a ranch, where such animals are kept. 6 (context colloquial English) A sexually attractive male; also a lover in great demand. Etymology 2

n. 1 A small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob. 2 (context jewelry English) A small round earring. 3 (context construction English) A vertical post, especially one of the small uprights in the framing for lath and plaster partitions, and furring, and upon which the laths are nailed. 4 (context obsolete English) A stem; a trunk. 5 (context poker English) A type of poker where an individual cannot throw cards away and some of her cards are exposed (also stud poker). 6 (context engineering English) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal. 7 (context engineering English) A stud bolt. 8 An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable. vb. 1 To set with stud#Noun; to furnish with studs. 2 To be scattered over the surface of (something) at intervals. 3 To set (something) over a surface at intervals.

  1. n. a man who is virile and sexually active [syn: he-man, macho-man]

  2. ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt) [syn: rivet]

  3. an upright in house framing [syn: scantling]

  4. adult male horse kept for breeding [syn: studhorse]

  5. poker in which each player receives hole cards and the remainder are dealt face up; bets are placed after each card is dealt [syn: stud poker]

  6. [also: studding, studded]

  1. v. scatter or intersperse like dots or studs; "Hills constellated with lights" [syn: dot, constellate]

  2. provide with or construct with studs; "stud the wall"

  3. [also: studding, studded]


Stud may refer to:

  • Stud (animal), an animal retained for breeding
  • Stud farm, a property where livestock are bred
  • Studs, protrusions on the sole of a shoe, worn when playing sports
  • Shirt stud
  • Wall stud, a vertical member in construction
  • Threaded rod, a kind of bolt
  • slang term for a physically attractive man
In entertainment
  • Stud poker, a card game with numerous variations, including:
  • Six Card Stud
    • Five-card stud
    • Seven-card stud
    • Caribbean stud poker
  • The Stud (novel), by Jackie Collins
  • The Stud (film), a 1978 film based on the novel and starring Joan Collins and Oliver Tobias
  • Stud (band), a British progressive rock group
  • Studs (game show), a dating show from the early 1990s
  • Studs McGirdle, a character in Cars (film)
Stud (animal)

A stud animal is a registered animal retained for breeding. The terms for the male of a given animal species ( stallion, bull, rooster, etc.) usually imply that the animal is entire—that is, not castrated—and therefore capable of siring offspring. A specialized vocabulary exists for de-sexed animals and those animals used in grading up to a purebred status.

Stud females are generally used to breed further stud animals, but stud males may be used in crossbreeding programs. Both sexes of stud animals are regularly used in artificial breeding programs.

A stud farm, in animal husbandry, is an establishment for selective breeding using stud animals. This results in artificial selection.

Stud (band)

Stud is a British rock band from the early 1970s, that featured two members of Taste - bassist Charlie McCracken (born Richard McCracken, 26 June 1948, in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) and drummer John Wilson (born 6 November 1947, in Belfast, Northern Ireland) - along with two members of Family - former bass guitarist John Weider and future bass player, Jim Cregan.

Never a very commercially successful band, Stud had its biggest successes in Germany.

Usage examples of "stud".

Isemonger, wife of the police magistrate of the Province, met me on the bright, green lawn studded with clumps of alamanda, which surrounds their lovely, palm-shaded bungalow.

Boca experience, and many restaurants in town offered alfresco seating beneath palm trees whose trunks and fronds were studded with strings of tiny white lights.

At last they were fortunate enough to catch the southeast trade, but it was so languid at first that the ship barely moved through the water, though they set every stitch, and studding sails alow and aloft, till really she was acres of canvas.

Volcanoes were supposed to be the entrances to the infernal regions, and towards the south-east the whole region beyond the river Okeanos of Homer, from Java to Sumbawa and the sea of Banda, was sufficiently studded with mighty peaks to warrant the idea they may have originated.

She wore rings and bangles, and even a ruby stud on the side of her nose.

ED domain, including much of the Gulf and the territory around it, had been for some time, perhaps the past hundred years, studded with millions or bazillions of sensors.

There had been no bikies in those days, Con had told him, no beards, no helmets, no studded leathers.

No whining demands or kinky requirements, no bimbo with a list of all-star studs with which to compete, just him and Kira, and foreplay at its finest.

Then Michael watched as Blok, a tall, thin man with a sallow face, wearing a dress uniform studded with medals, made the rounds of the table, stopping to shake hands and slap backs.

Probing the processor, Gloria Chews carefully removed a lump of compacted buckminsterfullerene studded with near invisible contact points.

Gloria Chews carefully removed a lump of compacted buckminsterfullerene studded with near invisible contact points.

The three-year-old stud colt tugged at the bit, its muscles bunching with eagerness for a faster pace, but he maintained the sedate trot Jessy had set around the training pen.

Lupe and I were lying among tall grasses beneath a ceiba tree, its boughs looped with epiphytic vines, and the vines studded with orchid blooms.

Save for his scarlet cincture, and the gold and jewel studded straps which supported his knife and scarbo, he wore no clothing beneath his cloak, nor did he appear to need any.

Round the table of citrean wood, highly polished and delicately wrought with silver arabesques, were placed the three couches, which were yet more common at Pompeii than the semicircular seat that had grown lately into fashion at Rome: and on these couches of bronze, studded with richer metals, were laid thick quiltings covered with elaborate broidery, and yielding luxuriously to the pressure.