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Definitions of put

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To place; set; lay; propose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To set; lay; place; express; render; commit; apply; urge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. 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.
  7. To move; steer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. adapt; "put these words to music" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. cause (someone) to undergo something; "He put her to the torture" Scrapingweb 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 pit. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. of Put Newage Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To steer; to direct one's course; to go. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To play a card or a hand in the game called put. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. 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
  29. To direct one's course; steer; move. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Putting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. A push; throw; thrust. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. An action of distress; a game at cards; a strumpet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. 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.
  37. Put. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. 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.

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Usage examples for put

  1. " And I want another," put in Sue. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods by Laura Lee Hope
  2. What's put you out? – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
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