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Meaning of put by Wiktionary Dictionary

Put


    Etymology 1

    From Middle English putten, from Old English pȳtan ( “to put out, poke out” ), putung 'instigation, urging' ( compare Danish putte 'to put', Swedish dial. putta 'id.' ), related to Proto-Germanic *putōjanan ( compare Old Norse pauta 'to poke', Old English potian 'to push', Dutch poten 'to plant' ). See paw .

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: poo͝t, IPA: /pʊt/, SAMPA: /pUt/
    • Rhymes: -ʊt

    Verb

    to put ( third-person singular simple present puts present participle putting, simple past and past participle put )

    1. To place something somewhere
      She put her books on the table .
    2. To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition
      Put your horse in order!
      He is putting all his energy into this one task .
      She tends to put herself in dangerous situations .
    3. ( finance ) To exercise a put option
      He got out of his Procter and Gamble bet by putting his shares at 80 .
    4. To express something in a certain manner
      When you put it that way, I guess I can see your point .
    5. ( athletics ) To throw a heavy iron ball as a sport. See shot put .
    Derived terms

    Noun

    put ( plural: puts )

    1. ( business ) A right to sell something at a predetermined price .
    2. ( finance ) A contract to sell a security at a set price on or before a certain date .
      He bought a January '08 put for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet .
    See also

    Etymology 2

    Origin unknown .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /pʌt/

    Noun

    put ( plural: puts )

    1. ( obsolete ) An idiot; a foolish person.

    Statistics

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Explanation of put by Wordnet Dictionary

Put


    Verb
    1. estimate

    2. We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.
    3. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

    4. I put these memories with those of bygone times
    5. formulate in a particular style or language

    6. I wouldn't put it that way
    7. attribute or give

    8. She put too much emphasis on her the last statement
      He put all his efforts into this job
      The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story
    9. cause to be in a certain state

    10. That song put me in awful good humor
      put your ideas in writing
    11. put into a certain place or abstract location

    12. put your things here
    13. adapt

    14. put these words to music
    15. cause ( someone ) to undergo something

    16. He put her to the torture
    17. make an investment

    18. Put money into bonds
    Noun
    1. the option to sell a given stock ( or stock index or commodity future ) at a given price before a given date



    Definition of put by GCIDE Dictionary

    Put


    1. Put n. [See Pit.] A pit. [Obs.] Chaucer.

    2. Put, obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth. Chaucer.

    3. Put n. [Cf. W. pwt any short thing, pwt o ddyn a squab of a person, pwtog a short, thick woman.] A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.

      Queer country puts extol Queen Bess's reign. Bramston.

      What droll puts the citizens seem in it all. F. Harrison.

    4. Put v. t. [imp. & p. p. Put; p. pr. & vb. n. Putting.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.]
      1. To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; -- nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by ( to put by = to thrust aside; to divert ); or with forth ( to put forth = to thrust out ).

      His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy spiritual employment. Jer. Taylor.

      2. To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set; figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated mental or moral condition; as, “to put one in fear; to put a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.”

      This present dignity,

      In which that I have put you. Chaucer.

      I will put enmity between thee and the woman. Gen. iii. 15.

      He put no trust in his servants. Job iv. 18.

      When God into the hands of their deliverer

      Puts invincible might. Milton.

      In the mean time other measures were put in operation. Sparks.

      3. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, “to put a wrong construction on an act or expression”.

      4. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. [Obs.]

      No man hath more love than this, that a man put his life for his friends. Wyclif ( John xv. 13 ).

      5. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express; figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes followed by that introducing a proposition; as, “to put a question; to put a case.”

      Let us now put that ye have leave. Chaucer.

      Put the perception and you put the mind. Berkeley.

      These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin. Milton.

      All this is ingeniously and ably put. Hare.

      6. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.

      These wretches put us upon all mischief. Swift.

      Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense. Sir W. Scott.

      Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge. Milton.

      7. To throw or cast with a pushing motion “overhand,” the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in athletics; as, “to put the shot or weight”.

      8. ( Mining ) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway. Raymond.

      Put case, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or suppose the case to be.

      Put case that the soul after departure from the body may live. Bp. Hall.

      -- To put about ( Naut. ), to turn, or change the course of, as a ship. -- To put away. To renounce; to discard; to expel. To divorce. -- To put back. To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to delay. To refuse; to deny.

      Coming from thee, I could not put him back. Shak.

      To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour. To restore to the original place; to replace. -- To put by. To turn, set, or thrust, aside. “Smiling put the question by.” Tennyson. To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by money. -- To put down. To lay down; to deposit; to set down. To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices. To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down rebellion or traitors.

      Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down. Shak.

      Sugar hath put down the use of honey. Bacon.

      To subscribe; as, to put down one's name. -- To put forth. To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves. To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into action; to exert; as, to put forth strength. To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like. To publish, as a book. -- To put forward. To advance to a position of prominence or responsibility; to promote. To cause to make progress; to aid. To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour. -- To put in. To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to introduce with difficulty; as, “to put in a word while others are discoursing”. ( Naut. ) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship. ( Law ) To place in due form before a court; to place among the records of a court. Burrill. ( Med. ) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place. -- To put off. To lay aside; to discard; as, “to put off a robe; to put off mortality”. “Put off thy shoes from off thy feet..” Ex.
      iii. 5. To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate; to baffle.

      I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius hoped to put me off with an harangue. Boyle.

      We might put him off with this answer. Bentley.

      [1913 WPut v. t. [imp. & p. p. Put; p. pr. & vb. n. Putting.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.]
      1. To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; -- nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by ( to put by = to thrust aside; to divert ); or with forth ( to put forth = to thrust out ).

      His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy spiritual employment. Jer. Taylor.

      2. To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set; figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated mental or moral condition; as, “to put one in fear; to put a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.”

      This present dignity,

      In which that I have put you. Chaucer.

      I will put enmity between thee and the woman. Gen. iii. 15.

      He put no trust in his servants. Job iv. 18.

      When God into the hands of their deliverer

      Puts invincible might. Milton.

      In the mean time other measures were put in operation. Sparks.

      3. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, “to put a wrong construction on an act or expression”.

      4. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. [Obs.]

      No man hath more love than this, that a man put his life for his friends. Wyclif ( John xv. 13 ).

      5. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express; figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes followed by that introducing a proposition; as, “to put a question; to put a case.”

      Let us now put that ye have leave. Chaucer.

      Put the perception and you put the mind. Berkeley.

      These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin. Milton.

      All this is ingeniously and ably put. Hare.

      6. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.

      These wretches put us upon all mischief. Swift.

      Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense. Sir W. Scott.

      Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge. Milton.

      7. To throw or cast with a pushing motion “overhand,” the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in athletics; as, “to put the shot or weight”.

      8. ( Mining ) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway. Raymond.

      Put case, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or suppose the case to be.

      Put case that the soul after departure from the body may live. Bp. Hall.

      -- To put about ( Naut. ), to turn, or change the course of, as a ship. -- To put away. To renounce; to discard; to expel. To divorce. -- To put back. To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to delay. To refuse; to deny.

      Coming from thee, I could not put him back. Shak.

      To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour. To restore to the original place; to replace. -- To put by. To turn, set, or thrust, aside. “Smiling put the question by.” Tennyson. To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by money. -- To put down. To lay down; to deposit; to set down. To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices. To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down rebellion or traitors.

      Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down. Shak.

      Sugar hath put down the use of honey. Bacon.

      To subscribe; as, to put down one's name. -- To put forth. To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves. To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into action; to exert; as, to put forth strength. To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like. To publish, as a book. -- To put forward. To advance to a position of prominence or responsibility; to promote. To cause to make progress; to aid. To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour. -- To put in. To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to introduce with difficulty; as, “to put in a word while others are discoursing”. ( Naut. ) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship. ( Law ) To place in due form before a court; to place among the records of a court. Burrill. ( Med. ) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place. -- To put off. To lay aside; to discard; as, “to put off a robe; to put off mortality”. “Put off thy shoes from off thy feet..” Ex.
      iii. 5. To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate; to baffle.

      I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius hoped to put me off with an harangue. Boyle.

      [1913 Webster]
    5. Put v. t. [imp. & p. p. Put; p. pr. & vb. n. Putting.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.]
      1. To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; -- nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by ( to put by = to thrust aside; to divert ); or with forth ( to put forth = to thrust out ).

      His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy spiritual employment. Jer. Taylor.

      2. To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set; figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated mental or moral condition; as, “to put one in fear; to put a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.”

      This present dignity,

      In which that I have put you. Chaucer.

      I will put enmity between thee and the woman. Gen. iii. 15.

      He put no trust in his servants. Job iv. 18.

      When God into the hands of their deliverer

      Puts invincible might. Milton.

      In the mean time other measures were put in operation. Sparks.

      3. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, “to put a wrong construction on an act or expression”.

      4. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. [Obs.]

      No man hath more love than this, that a man put his life for his friends. Wyclif ( John xv. 13 ).

      5. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express; figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes followed by that introducing a proposition; as, “to put a question; to put a case.”

      Let us now put that ye have leave. Chaucer.

      Put the perception and you put the mind. Berkeley.

      These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin. Milton.

      All this is ingeniously and ably put. Hare.

      6. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.

      These wretches put us upon all mischief. Swift.

      Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense. Sir W. Scott.

      Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge. Milton.

      7. To throw or cast with a pushing motion “overhand,” the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in athletics; as, “to put the shot or weight”.

      8. ( Mining ) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway. Raymond.

      Put case, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or suppose the case to be.

      Put case that the soul after departure from the body may live. Bp. Hall.

      -- To put about ( Naut. ), to turn, or change the course of, as a ship. -- To put away. To renounce; to discard; to expel. To divorce. -- To put back. To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to delay. To refuse; to deny.

      Coming from thee, I could not put him back. Shak.

      To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour. To restore to the original place; to replace. -- To put by. To turn, set, or thrust, aside. “Smiling put the question by.” Tennyson. To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by money. -- To put down. To lay down; to deposit; to set down. To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices. To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down rebellion or traitors.

      Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down. Shak.

      Sugar hath put down the use of honey. Bacon.

      To subscribe; as, to put down one's name. -- To put forth. To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves. To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into action; to exert; as, to put forth strength. To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like. To publish, as a book. -- To put forward. To advance to a position of prominence or responsibility; to promote. To cause to make progress; to aid. To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour. -- To put in. To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to introduce with difficulty; as, “to put in a word while others are discoursing”. ( Naut. ) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship. ( Law ) To place in due form before a court; to place among the records of a court. Burrill. ( Med. ) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place. -- To put off. To lay aside; to discard; as, “to put off a robe; to put off mortality”. “Put off thy shoes from off thy feet..” Ex.
      iii. 5. To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate; to baffle.

      I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius hoped to put me off with an harangue. Boyle.

      We might put him off with this answer. Bentley.

      [1913 WPut v. t. [imp. & p. p. Put; p. pr. & vb. n. Putting.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.]
      1. To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; -- nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by ( to put by = to thrust aside; to divert ); or with forth ( to put forth = to thrust out ).

      His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy spiritual employment. Jer. Taylor.

      2. To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set; figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated mental or moral condition; as, “to put one in fear; to put a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.”

      This present dignity,

      In which that I have put you. Chaucer.

      I will put enmity between thee and the woman. Gen. iii. 15.

      He put no trust in his servants. Job iv. 18.

      When God into the hands of their deliverer

      Puts invincible might. Milton.

      In the mean time other measures were put in operation. Sparks.

      3. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, “to put a wrong construction on an act or expression”.

      4. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. [Obs.]

      No man hath more love than this, that a man put his life for his friends. Wyclif ( John xv. 13 ).

      5. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express; figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes followed by that introducing a proposition; as, “to put a question; to put a case.”

      Let us now put that ye have leave. Chaucer.

      Put the perception and you put the mind. Berkeley.

      These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin. Milton.

      All this is ingeniously and ably put. Hare.

      6. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.

      These wretches put us upon all mischief. Swift.

      Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense. Sir W. Scott.

      Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge. Milton.

      7. To throw or cast with a pushing motion “overhand,” the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in athletics; as, “to put the shot or weight”.

      8. ( Mining ) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway. Raymond.

      Put case, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or suppose the case to be.

      Put case that the soul after departure from the body may live. Bp. Hall.

      -- To put about ( Naut. ), to turn, or change the course of, as a ship. -- To put away. To renounce; to discard; to expel. To divorce. -- To put back. To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to delay. To refuse; to deny.

      Coming from thee, I could not put him back. Shak.

      To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour. To restore to the original place; to replace. -- To put by. To turn, set, or thrust, aside. “Smiling put the question by.” Tennyson. To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by money. -- To put down. To lay down; to deposit; to set down. To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices. To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down rebellion or traitors.

      Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down. Shak.

      Sugar hath put down the use of honey. Bacon.

      To subscribe; as, to put down one's name. -- To put forth. To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves. To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into action; to exert; as, to put forth strength. To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like. To publish, as a book. -- To put forward. To advance to a position of prominence or responsibility; to promote. To cause to make progress; to aid. To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour. -- To put in. To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to introduce with difficulty; as, “to put in a word while others are discoursing”. ( Naut. ) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship. ( Law ) To place in due form before a court; to place among the records of a court. Burrill. ( Med. ) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place. -- To put off. To lay aside; to discard; as, “to put off a robe; to put off mortality”. “Put off thy shoes from off thy feet..” Ex.
      iii. 5. To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate; to baffle.

      I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius hoped to put me off with an harangue. Boyle.

      [1913 Webster]
    6. Put ( put; often pŭt in def. 3 ), v. i.
      1. To go or move; as, “when the air first puts up”. [Obs.] Bacon.

      2. To steer; to direct one's course; to go.

      His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. Dryden.

      3. To play a card or a hand in the game called put.

      To put about ( Naut. ), to change direction; to tack. -- To put back ( Naut. ), to turn back; to return. “The French . . . had put back to Toulon.” Southey. -- To put forth. To shoot, bud, or germinate. “Take earth from under walls where nettles put forth.” Bacon. To leave a port or haven, as a ship. Shak. -- To put in ( Naut. ), to enter a harbor; to sail into port. -- To put in for. To make a request or claim; as, to put in for a share of profits. To go into covert; -- said of a bird escaping from a hawk. To offer one's self; to stand as a candidate for. Locke. -- To put off, to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as a ship; to move from the shore. -- To put on, to hasten motion; to drive vehemently. -- To put over ( Naut. ), to sail over or across. -- To put to sea ( Naut. ), to set sail; to begin a voyage; to advance into the ocean. -- To put up. To take lodgings; to lodge. To offer one's self as a candidate. L'Estrange. -- To put up to, to advance to. [Obs.] “With this he put up
      to my lord.” Swift. -- To put up with. To overlook, or suffer without recompense, punishment, or resentment; as, “to put up with an injury or affront”. To take without opposition or expressed dissatisfaction; to endure; as, “to put up with bad fare”.

    7. Put n.
      1. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, “the put of a ball”. “A forced put.” L'Estrange.

      2. A certain game at cards. Young.

      3. ( Finance ) A privilege which one party buys of another to “put” ( deliver ) to him a certain amount of stock, grain, etc., at a certain price and date. [Brokers' Cant]

      A put and a call may be combined in one instrument, the holder of which may either buy or sell as he chooses at the fixed price. Johnson's Cyc.

    8. Put n. [OF. pute.] A prostitute. [Obs.]