Stud vs Sud - What's the difference?

stud | sud |

As nouns the difference between stud and sud

is that stud is a male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding or stud can be a small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob while sud is milk.

As a verb stud

is to set with ; to furnish with studs.

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Etymology 1

(etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding.
  • A female animal, especially a studmare (broodmare), kept for breeding.
  • A group of such animals.
  • * Macaulay
  • He had the finest stud in England, and his delight was to win plates from Tories.
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigour, and size.
  • An animal (usually livestock) that has been registered and is retained for breeding.
  • A place, such as a ranch, where such animals are kept.
  • (colloquial) A sexually attractive male; also a lover in great demand.
  • Synonyms
    * (sexually attractive male) he-man, hunk * (male animal) sire
    Derived terms
    * studbook * studding * studly * stud puppy

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) studu .


    (en noun)
  • A small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob.
  • a collar with studs
  • * Marlowe
  • A belt of straw and ivy buds, / With coral clasps and amber studs .
  • * Milton
  • Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossed with gems / And studs of pearl.
  • (jewelry) A small round earring.
  • She's wearing studs in her ears.
  • (construction) 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.
  • (obsolete) A stem; a trunk.
  • * Spenser
  • Seest not this same hawthorn stud ?
  • (poker) A type of poker where an individual cannot throw cards away and some of her cards are exposed (also stud poker).
  • (engineering) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.
  • (engineering) A stud bolt.
  • An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.
  • Derived terms
    * studded


  • To set with ; to furnish with studs.
  • To be scattered over the surface of (something) at intervals.
  • * 2012 , Antony Cooke, Dark Nebulae, Dark Lanes, and Dust Belts , page 82:
  • [S]eemingly countless young hot stars stud the entire huge central region[.]
  • To set (something) over a surface at intervals.
  • * 2010 , Rose Levy Beranbaum, Rose's Heavenly Cakes :
  • Stud the cake all over with chocolate chips, pointed ends in.






    (en noun)
  • (informal) A bubble of lather or foam (the singular of suds).
  • Derived terms

    * soapsud ----