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Put meaning

put - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. A pit.
  3. 3. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth.
  4. 4. A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.
  5. 5. of Put
  6. 6. 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).
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression.
  9. 9. To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway.
  14. 14. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up.
  15. 15. To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
  16. 16. To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
  17. 17. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball.
  18. 18. A certain game at cards.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. To move; steer.
  21. 21. To place; set; lay; propose.

put - examples of usage

  1. Put is the most general term for bringing an object to some point or within some space, however exactly or loosely; we may put a horse in a pasture, or put a bullet in a rifle or into an enemy. Place denotes more careful movement and more exact location; as, to place a crown on one's head, or a garrison in a city. To lay is to place in a horizontal position; to set is to place in an upright position; we lay a cloth, and set a dish upon a table. To deposit is to put in a place of security for future use; as, to deposit money in a bank; the original sense, to lay down or let down ( quietly), is also common; as, the stream deposits sediment.
  2. That may put her to trouble.
  3. What do you put in them?
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