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studding (ˈstʌdɪŋ Pronunciation for studding



  1. building studs collectively, esp as used to form a wall or partition See also stud1 (sense 3)
  2. material that is used to form studs or serve as studs

stud1 (stʌd Pronunciation for stud1



  1. a large-headed nail or other projection protruding from a surface, usually as decoration
  2. a type of fastener consisting of two discs at either end of a short shank, used to fasten shirtfronts, collars, etc
  3. (building) a vertical member made of timber, steel, etc, that is used with others to construct the framework of a wall
  4. a headless bolt that is threaded at both ends, the centre portion being unthreaded
  5. any short projection on a machine, such as the metal cylinder that forms a journal for the gears on a screw-cutting lathe
  6. the crossbar in the centre of a link of a heavy chain
  7. one of a number of rounded projections on the sole of a boot or shoe to give better grip, as on a football boot


Word forms:  studs,  studding,  studded
  1. to provide, ornament, or make with studs
  2. to dot or cover (with)   ⇒ the park was studded with daisies
  3. (building) to provide or support (a wall, partition, etc) with studs

Word Origin

Old English studu; related to Old Norse stoth post, Middle High German stud post


View thesaurus entry
= rivet, tack, press-stud, tintack
= ornament, spot, dot, sprinkle, fleck, spangle, speckle, bejewel, bespangle

Example Sentences Including 'studding'

The cowslips self-seeded, studding the turf in April and May with spikes of
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
There are fairy lights studding the ceiling and electric candles twinkling from wall niches.
The Australian (2004)


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