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  1. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. put something on or into (abstractly) assign; ; "She put 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make an investment; "Put money into bonds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. adapt; "put these words to music" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. cause (someone) to undergo something; "He put her to the torture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. attribute or give; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation; "That song put me in awful good humor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. A prostitute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. A pit. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. of Put Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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). Newage Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To steer; to direct one's course; to go. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To play a card or a hand in the game called put. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. A certain game at cards. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To place; to lay; as, to put a book on the table; to cause to be in any state or condition; as, to put to shame; to put to flight; state; propose; as, to put a question; apply; as, to put one's mind on one's work; lay or deposit; as, to put money in a bank; throw in; state in words; as, to put one's thought into writing; shoot out or send forth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. A push; throw; thrust. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Put. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Putting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. To push or thrust: to drive into action: to throw suddenly, as a word: to set, lay, or deposit: to bring into any state: to offer: to propose: to apply: to oblige: to incite: to add. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. To place: to turn:-pr.p. putting (poot'-); pa.t. and pa.p. put. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. A rustic; a clown. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. To move; steer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To place; set; lay; propose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  40. To set; lay; place; express; render; commit; apply; urge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To direct one's course; steer; move. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. An action of distress; a game at cards; a strumpet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To set, lay, or place; to bring to; to apply; to throw in; to oblige; to incite; to propose, as a question; to offer; to cause. To put about, to change the course. To put by, to thrust a side. To put down, to repress; to degrade; to silence. To put forth, to propose or offer to notice; to extend; to shoot out; to exert; to publish. To put in mind, to remind. To put off, to lay aside; to delay. To put out, to place at interest; to make public; to disconcert. To put up, to overlook; not to resent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To steer; to shoot; to germinate. To put forth, to shoot; to bud. To put in, to enter a harbour. To put on, to urge motion. To put up, to lodge. To put up with, to overlook. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To lay; to place; to set; to propose, as a question; to offer; to reduce to any state; to shoot or germinate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. To put about, to turn; to change the course, as a ship; to occasion inconvenience, trouble, or worry; to put away, to discard; to expel; to divorce; to put back, to hinder; to delay; to place in the former position, or in the proper one; to put by, to lay aside; to put down, to deposit; to repress; to silence; to put forth, to extend; to shoot out or germinate; to exert; to propose; to publish; to put forward, to advance; to promote; to put in, to insert; to place in due form before a court; to enter a harbour; to put in for, to stand as a candidate; to put in practice, to use; to exercise; to put off, to delay or postpone; to lay aside; to divest; to push from land; to leave the shore; to put on, to invest; to assume; to impose; to hasten motion, as to put on steam; to put out, to eject; to shoot or sprout; to extinguish; to place at interest, as money; to protrude; to stretch forth; to publish; to disconcert; to put over, to sail over or across; to put the hand to, to take hold of; to begin; to put to, to add; to refer; to put to a stand, to stop; to arrest by difficulties or obstacles; to put together, to unite; to connect; to accumulate into one sum or mass; to put to it, to press hard; to distress; to put to rights, to arrange, as objects in disorder; to put to sea, to set sail; to begin a voyage; to put to the sword, to kill with the sword; to slay; to put to trial or on trial, to bring to a test; to try; to place under judicial examination; to put trust in, to confidence in; to put up, to offer publicly; to store; to set in order; to put up at, to take abode at, as at an hotel; to put upon, to impose; to lay upon; to put up with, to receive patiently; to overlook or suffer without resentment; to take without dissatisfaction; to be put to it, to have difficulty; a put off, an excuse; an evasion for delay. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. A certain game at cards; an action of distress. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. In Scot., to throw, with the hand raised somewhat on a level with the head, a heavy stone, &c., in playing a certain outdoor game, or in a series of sports. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. ( 1 Chronicles 1:8 ; Nahum 3:9 ) [PHUT] biblestudytools.com
  50. In pleading. To confide to; to rely upon; to submit to. As in tbe phrase, "the said defendant puts himself upon the country;" that is, he trusts his case to the arbitrament of a jury. thelawdictionary.org
  51. p[=oo]t, v.t. to push or thrust: to cast, throw: to drive into action: to throw suddenly, as a word: to set, lay, or deposit: to bring into any state or position: to offer: to propose: to express, state: to apply: to oblige: to incite: to add.--v.i. to place: to turn:--pr.p. putting (p[=oo]t'-); pa.t. and pa.p. put.--n. a push or thrust: a cast, throw, esp. of a heavy stone from the shoulder (see PUTTING): an attempt: a game at cards: a contract by which one person, in consideration of a certain sum of money paid to another, acquires the privilege of selling or delivering to the latter within a certain time certain securities or commodities, at a stipulated price (see OPTIONS).--ns. PUT'-OFF, -BY, an excuse, a makeshift, evasion; PUT'TER, one who puts.--PUT ABOUT, to change the course, as of a ship: to put to inconvenience, trouble: to publish; PUT AN END, or stop, to, to check, hinder: cause to discontinue; PUT AWAY, to renounce, to divorce; PUT BACK, to push backward: to delay: to say nay; PUT BY, to lay aside: to divert: to store up; PUT DOWN, to crush: to degrade: (Shak.) to confute: to enter, as a name: (rare) to give up: to start for; PUT FOR, to set out vigorously towards a place; PUT FORTH, to extend: to propose: to publish: to exert: to depart; PUT IN, to introduce: to hand in: to appoint: to insert: to conduct a ship into a harbour; PUT IN FOR, to put in an application or claim for; PUT IN MIND, to bring to one's memory; PUT OFF, to lay aside: to baffle or frustrate: to defer or delay: to push from shore: (Shak.) to discard; PUT ON, or UPON, to invest: to impute: to assume: to promote: to instigate: to impose upon: to hasten: to inflict: to deceive, trick: to foist or palm upon; PUT OUT, to expel, to extinguish: to place at interest: to extend: to publish: to disconcert: to offend: to expend: to dislocate; PUT OVER (Shak.), to refer: to send: to defer: to place in authority; PUT THE CASE, PUT CASE, suppose the case to be; PUT THE HAND TO, to take hold of: to take or seize: to engage in (any affair); PUT THIS AND THAT TOGETHER, to infer from given premises; PUT THROUGH, to bring to an end: to accomplish; PUT TO, to apply, use: to add to: to bring or consign to; PUT TO DEATH, to kill; PUT TO IT, to press hard: to distress; PUT TO RIGHTS, to bring into proper order; PUT TO SEA, to set sail: to begin a voyage; PUT TO, or ON, TRIAL, to test: to try; PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER, to draw a conclusion from certain circumstances; PUT UP, to startle from a cover, as a hare: to put back to its ordinary place when not in use, as a sword: to accommodate with lodging: to nominate for election: (with) to bear without complaint: to take lodgings; PUT UP TO, to give information about, to instruct in. [A.S. potian, to push; prob. Celt., as Gael. put, W. pwtio.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  52. put, n. a rustic, simpleton. [Perh. W. pwt, pytiau, any short thing.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  53. put, n. a strumpet.--ns. P[=U]'T[=A]GE, a law phrase for a woman's fornication; P[=U]'TANISM, the habit of prostitution. [O. Fr. pute, a whore.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  54. (put). 1. Propel, hurl, (the weight, stone) from hand placed close to shoulder as athletic exercise; thrust (weapon), send (missile), as p. a knife into, stab, put a bullet through, shoot; (Naut.) proceed, take one\'s course, back, forth, in (to harbour &c.), out, in ship; move (thing &c., lit. & fig.) so as to place it in some situation, as p. it in your pocket, on the table, up the chimney, down the well, p. (mark, write) a tick against his name, your signature to it, p. the horse to (the cart), harness him, p. bull to cow or cow to bull (for breeding), p. (convey) him across the river, p. the children to bed, p. him in prison, cannot p. (deliver) Russian stock at present prices, has p. (infused) new life into him, will p. (present) the matter clearly before her, p. a spoke in his wheel, p. the words into his MOUTH, p. one\'s FOOT in it, one\'s SHOULDER to the wheel, hand to the PLOUGH; (with less or no idea of physical motion in space) bring into some relation or state, as p. yourself, the matter, in (to) my hands, time he was p. (began to go habitually) to school, p. it to (offer it for) sale, on the market, p. Othello on (the stage), produce it, p. (add) milk to your tea, should p. (price) it at 2/6, puts (estimates) the circulation at 60,000, p. (translate) it into Dutch, can not p. it into (express it in) words, what a way you have of putting things!, puts (sets) no value on my advice. I p. (base) my decision on the grounds stated, p. (apply) it to a good use, p. (imagine) yourself in his place, p. (substitute) the will for the deed, p. a good FACE on it, p. an end, period, stop, to it, stop it, p. a check or stopper on it, a veto on it, check it, forbid it, p. an end to (destroyed) himself or his life, p. (stake) money on a horse, p. his money into (invested it in) land, p. (submit) the case to him, to the vote, I p. it (appeal) to you, I p. it to you (invite you to acknowledge) that you were after no good, dues were p. (imposed) on cattle, every insult was p. (inflicted) on him, don\'t be p. upon (victimized) by him, p. (lay) the blame on me, p. him (caused him to be) at his ease, in fear of his life, out of temper, on his guard, on his mettle, p. him (make him speak) on (his) oath, p. the servants on (allow them) board wages, p. the proposal into shape. p. his NOSE out of joint, a few words will p. (make) the matter right, always manages to p. me (make me appear) in the wrong, p. out of COUNTENANCE, must have p. (made) the clock fast (by advancing hands), p. (subject) them to death, torture, ransom, expense, inconvenience, the test or trial, the rack, the sword, confusion, shame, land was p. into or under (sown with) turnips, p. (set) him to mind the furnace, what has p. him on meddling (induced him to meddle)?. on this wild scheme?, p. my horse to or at (invited him to jump) the fence, (of horse& fig. of person) must be p. through (made to perform) his paces, p. him (make him read) through a book of Livy, was p. (forced, driven) to flight, to his shifts, to the BLUSH, was p. to (forced to play) his trumps, surprising what he can do when he\'s p. to it (pressed), was hard p. to it to (could scarcely) keep them off. 2. Special senses with advv. P. about: lay (sailing vessel) on opposite tack, cause (horse, body of men) to turn round, (of vessel) go about; (chiefly Scotch) trouble, distress. P. away: (archaic) divorce; lay by (money &c.) for future use; (slang) consume (food, drink); (slang) imprison; (slang) pawn. P. back: check the advance of, retard; move back the hands of (clock); restore to former place. P. by: evade (question, argument); p. off (person) with evasion; lay aside esp. for future use. P. down: suppress by force or authority; take down, snub, put to silence; cease to maintain (expensive thing); account, reckon, as I p. him down for nine years old, at nine, as a fool, for a fool; attribute, as p. it down to his nervousness; p. one\'s FOOT down. P. forth: exert (strength, effort, eloquence); p. in circulation; (of plant) send out (buds, leaves, or abs.). P. forward: thrust (oneself &c.) into prominence; advance, set forth, (theory &c.). P. in: install in office &c., as p. in a caretaker, bailiff, (hence) distress, execution; present formally (document, evidence, plea, claim, bail) as in law court; p. in (make) an appearance; make a claim (for election &c.); interpose (blow, shot, remark, quoted words), p. in one\'s OAR; throw in (additional thing); perform (piece of work) as part of whole; (colloq.) pass, spend, (time). P. off: postpone; postpone engagement with (person); evade (person, demand, often with excuse, compromise); hinder, dissuade, from; foist (thing upon person); remove, take off, (clothes); p.-off n., evasion, postponement. P. on: clothe oneself or another with; (colloq.) p. it on, overcharge, simulate exaggerated emotion, suffering, &c.; assume, take on, (character, appearance); develop additional (flesh, weight); add (so much to price, runs &c. to score); stake (money upon horse &c.); advance the hands of (clock); bring into action, exert, (force, pressure, speed, STEAM, the SCREW); appoint, arrange for, (person) to bowl &c., train to run &c. P. out: dislocate (shoulder &c.); (Crick.) cause (batsman) to be out; extinguish (candle, gas, fire, &c.); disconcert, confuse; annoy, irritate; p. to inconvenience; exert (strength &c.); lend (money) at interest, invest; give (work) to be done off the premises. P. through: carry out (task); place (person) in telephonic connexion with (to) another through exchange (s). P. together: form (whole) by combination of parts; p. TWO& two together; (Crick.) compile (score). P. up: p. person\'s back up, enrage him; p. one\'s HAIR up; employ (person) as jockey; produce (play) on stage; cause (game) to rise from cover; raise (price); offer (prayer), present (petition); propose for election; publish (banns); offer for sale by auction or for competition; pack up in parcel, place in receptacle for safe keeping; sheathe (sword); lodge& entertain (man, horse); take up one\'s lodging (at inn &c.); p. up with (archaic p. up) submit to, tolerate, (insult, annoying person or thing); p. (person) up to, inform him of, instruct him in, (also) instigate him (to do, to doing or action); construct, build; concoct (underhand piece of work); p.-up a., fraudulently concocted. Hence putter n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. Throw. cast, of the weight or stone; option of delivering fixed amount of a stoek at fixed price within fixed time. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  56. (putted). Strike golf-ball, strike (golf-ball) gently with club to get it into hole on smooth piece of ground called putting-green; (n.) such stroke. Hence putter (1, 2) n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  57. p. up a fight or a good &c. fight, make a good &c. fight of it. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. n. An action of distress. [Welsh] A rustic; a clown. [French putaine.] A prostitute; a strumpet. [From the verb.] A game at cards. Cabinet Dictionary

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