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stud

  

      vb   bejewel, bespangle, dot, fleck, ornament, spangle, speckle, spot, sprinkle  
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stud

  
  ( studs    plural  )
1       n-count   A studs are small pieces of metal which are attached to a surface for decoration.  
You see studs on lots of London front doors.     
2       n-count   A stud is an earring consisting of a small shape attached to a bar which goes through a hole in your ear.  
...plain gold studs.     
3       n-count   Studs are small round objects attached to the bottom of boots, especially sports boots, so that the person wearing them does not slip.  
  (BRIT)  
in AM, use cleats     
4       n-uncount   Horses or other animals that are kept for stud are kept to be used for breeding.  
He was voted horse of the year and then was retired to stud.     
5   
    press stud  


press stud        ( press studs    plural  ) A press stud is a small metal object used to fasten clothes and is made up of two parts which can be pressed together.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=popper)  
in AM, use snap fastener, snap     
stud book        ( stud books    plural  ) , studbook   A stud book is a written record of the breeding of a particular horse, especially a racehorse.      n-count  
stud farm        ( stud farms    plural  ) A stud farm is a place where horses are bred.      n-count  

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study, studio, stupid, sturdy

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