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Meaning of putting by Wiktionary Dictionary

putting


    Etymology 1

    From put

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: po͝ot'ĭng, IPA: /ˈpʰʊtɪŋ/, X-SAMPA: /"pUtIN/
    • Hyphenation: put‧ting

    Verb

    putting

    1. Present participle of put .

    Noun

    putting ( usually uncountable; plural: puttings )

    1. The action of the verb to put .

    Etymology 2

    From putt

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: pŭt'ĭng, IPA: /ˈpʰʌtɪŋ/, X-SAMPA: /"pVtIN/
    • Hyphenation: putt‧ing

    Verb

    putting

    1. Present participle of putt .

    Noun

    putting ( usually uncountable; plural: puttings )

    1. The action of the verb to putt .
    2. ( golf ) A variety of golf in which balls are tapped into holes over short distances using a putter .
    Derived terms

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Explanation of putting by Wordnet Dictionary

putting


    Noun
    1. hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter

    2. his putting let him down today; he didn't sink a single putt over three feet


    Definition of putting by GCIDE Dictionary

    putting


    1. 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]
    2. Putting n. The throwing of a heavy stone, shot, etc., with the hand raised or extended from the shoulder; -- originally, a Scottish game.

      Putting stone, a heavy stone used in the game of putting.