Learn how to say Stud correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word stud:
1a large-headed piece of metal that pierces and projects from a surface, especially for decoration.
a small, simple piece of jewellery for wearing in pierced ears or nostrils:
diamond stud earrings
a fastener consisting of two buttons joined with a bar, used in formal wear to fasten a shirt front or to fasten a collar to a shirt:
a collar stud
(usually studs) British a small projection fixed to the base of footwear, especially sports boots, to allow the wearer to grip the ground:
his knee was cut by the Grimsby striker’s studs
(usually studs) a small metal piece set into the tyre of a motor vehicle to improve roadholding in slippery conditions.
a small object projecting slightly from a road surface as a marker:
lines of reflector studs down the middle of a motorway
2an upright timber in the wall of a building to which laths and plasterboard are nailed:
lath and plaster on timber studs
US the height of a room as indicated by the length of a timber wall stud.
3a rivet or crosspiece in each link of a chain cable.
verb (studs, studding, studded)
decorate or augment (something) with many studs or similar small objects:
a dagger studded with precious diamonds
scatter or cover (something) with many small objects or features:
the sky was clear and studded with stars
Old English studu, stuthu ‘post, upright prop’; related to German stützen ‘to prop’. The sense ‘ornamental metal knob’ arose in late Middle English