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This page has 54 definitions of put with English translations in 13 languages. Put is a verb, noun, interjection, preposition and adverb. Examples of how to use put in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
English put definition
From Middle English putten, puten, poten, from Old English putian, *pūtian ("to push, put out"; attested by derivative putung (“pushing, impulse, instigation, urging”)) and potian (“to push, thrust, strike, butt, goad”), both from Proto-Germanic *putōną (“to stick, stab”), which is of uncertain origin. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bud- (“to shoot, sprout”), which would make it cognate with Sanskrit बुन्द (bundá, “arrow”), Lithuanian budė, and budis (“mushroom, fungus”). Compare also related Old English pȳtan (“to push, poke, thrust, put out (the eyes)”). Cognate with Dutch poten (“to set, plant”), Danish putte (“to put”), Swedish putta, pötta, potta (“to strike, knock, push gently, shove, put away”), Norwegian putte (“to set, put”), Norwegian pota (“to poke”), Icelandic pota (“to poke”), Dutch peuteren (“to pick, poke around, dig, fiddle with”).
- putt (obsolete)
- To place something somewhere.
- She put her books on the table.
- To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition.
- 1670, John Milton, “The [First] Book”, in The History of Britain, that Part Especially now Call’d England. […], London: […] J[ohn] M[acock] for James Allestry, […] , OCLC 946735472, page 11:
- Theſe Verſes Originally Greek, were put in Latin,
- Put your house in order!
- He is putting all his energy into this one task.
- She tends to put herself in dangerous situations.
- (finance) To exercise a put option.
- He got out of his Procter and Gamble bet by putting his shares at 80.
- To express something in a certain manner.
- When you put it that way, I guess I can see your point.
- 1846, Julius Hare, The Mission of the Comforter
- All this is ingeniously and ably put.
- (athletics) To throw a heavy iron ball, as a sport. (See shot put. Do not confuse with putt.)
- To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
- To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
- To attach or attribute; to assign.
- to put a wrong construction on an act or expression
- (obsolete) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
- To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention.
- to put a question; to put a case
- 1708-1710, George Berkeley, Philosophical Commentaries or Common-Place Book
- Put the perceptions and you put the mind.
- 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 3, in Animal Farm […], London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473:
- Now if there was one thing that the animals were completely certain of, it was that they did not want Jones back. When it was put to them in this light, they had no more to say.
- (obsolete) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
- (mining) To convey coal in the mine, as for example from the working to the tramway.
- not to put too fine a point on it
- put about
- put across
- put a gun to someone's head
- put aside
- put a sock in it
- put away
- put back
- put by
- put case
- put down
- put end
- put facts on the ground
- put forth
- put forward
- put in
- put in place
- put in practice
- put into
- put off
- put on
- put on airs
- put on a pedestal
- put one in hospital
- put one over
- put one's cards on the table
- put one's house in order
- put one's money where one's mouth is
- put one's name in the hat
- put out
- put out feelers
- put over
- put paid to
- put someone in mind of
- put someone up to something
- put the brakes on
- put the fear of God into
- put through
- put to
- put together
- put to rest
- put to sea
- put two and two together
- put under
- put up
- put-up (adjective)
- put upon
- put up with
- put wise
- put with
- put words in someone's mouth
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- (business) A right to sell something at a predetermined price.
- (finance) Short for put option.
- He bought a January '08 put for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet.
- c. 1900, Universal Cyclopaedia Entry for Stock-Exchange
- 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.
- The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push.
- the put of a ball
- 1692, Roger L’Estrange, “ (please specify the fable number.) (please specify the name of the fable.)”, in Fables, of Æsop and Other Eminent Mythologists: […], London: […] R[ichard] Sare, […], OCLC 228727523:
- The Stag's was a Forc'd put, and a Chance rather than a Choice.
- (uncountable) An old card game.
put (plural puts)
- (obsolete) A fellow, especially an eccentric or elderly one; a duffer.
- 1733, James Bramston, "The Man of Taste":
- Queer Country-puts extol Queen Bess's reign,
- And of lost hospitality complain.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, page 244:
- The old put wanted to make a parson of me, but d—n me, thinks I to myself, I'll nick you there, old cull; the devil a smack of your nonsense shall you ever get into me.
- 1847 January – 1848 July, William Makepeace Thackeray, chapter 11, in Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero, London: Bradbury and Evans, […], published 1848, OCLC 3174108:
- The Captain has a hearty contempt for his father, I can see, and calls him an old put, an old snob, an old chaw-bacon, and numberless other pretty names.
- 1870, Frederic Harrison, "The Romance of the Peerage: Lothair," Fortnightly Review:
- Any number of varlet to be had for a few ducats and what droll puts the citizens seem in it all!
- 1733, James Bramston, "The Man of Taste":
put (plural puts)
- ^ 1881, Rossiter W. Raymond, A Glossary of Mining and Metallurgical Terms
Afrikaans put definition
put (plural putte)
Catalan put definition
- third-person singular present indicative form of pudir
- second-person singular imperative form of pudir
Dutch put definition
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
Finnish put definition
- (onomatopoeia) putt, imitating the sound of a low speed internal combustion engine, usually repeated at least twice: put, put.
French put definition
Kalasha put definition
- Alternative spelling of
Latvian put definition
- 3rd person singular present indicative form of putēt
- 3rd person plural present indicative form of putēt
- (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of putēt
- (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of putēt
Romanian put definition
- inflection of :
Scottish Gaelic put definition
- (nautical) large buoy, float (generally of sheepskin, inflated)
- corpulent person; any bulging thing
- shovelful, sod, spadeful
- (medicine) bruised swelling
|Scottish Gaelic mutation|
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.|
- Edward Dwelly (1911), “put”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
- MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “put”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN, page 284
Serbo-Croatian put definition
pȗt m (Cyrillic spelling пу̑т)
- put za Sarajevo ― road to Sarajevo
- gd(j)e vodi ovaj put? ― where does this road lead?
- ovim putem ― this way
- ići pravim putem ― to go the right way
- vodeni put ― waterway
- ići svojim putem ― to go one's own way
- stati nekome na put ― to stand in somebody's way
- teret je na putu ― cargo is on the way
- miči mi se s puta! ― get out of my way!
- najkraći put do bolnice ― the shortest way to the hospital
- na pola puta do škole ― halfway to the school
- krčiti put ― to clear a path
- put do usp(j)eha ― the path to success
- trip, journey, travel
- ići na put ― to go on a trip
- biti na putu ― to be on a trip
- put oko sv(ij)eta ― a trip around the world
- poslovni put ― a business trip
- (figurative and idiomatic senses) method, means
- sudskim putem ― by legal means; through court order
- službenim/zvaničnim putem ― through official channels
pȕt f (Cyrillic spelling пу̏т)
- complexion, skin hue, tan
- sv(ij)etla put ― fair complexion/tan
- tamna put ― dark complexion/tan
- crna put ― black complexion/tan
- body as a totality of physical properties and sensitivities
- mlada put ― a young body
- gladna put ― a hungry body
From pȗt (“road, path, way”).
- to, toward
- put Sarajeva ― toward Sarajevo
- put škole ― to school
- Vozimo se put sela. ― We are driving toward the village.
- Krenuo sam put grada. ― I went toward the city.
From pȗt (“road, path, way”).
- (genitive plural) pútā
pȗt (Cyrillic spelling пу̑т)
- time (with adjectives, ordinals and demonstratives indicating order in the sequence of actions or occurrences)
- prvi put ― the first time, for the first time
- drugi put ― the second time, for the second time; another time
- ovaj put ― this time
- sljedeći/sledeći put ― the next time
- posljednji/poslednji put ― the last time
- po stoti put ― for the hundredth time
- svaki put ― every time
Tok Pisin put definition
Turkish put definition
- idol (object or thing of spiritual worship)