Pronunciation: put; often pŭt in def. 3
n.1.A pit.
3d pers. s1.3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth.
n.1.A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.
What droll puts the citizens seem in it all.
- F. Harrison.
v. t.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).
[imp. & p. p. Put; p. pr. & vb. n. Putting.]
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.
I will put enmity between thee and the woman.
- Gen. iii. 15.
He put no trust in his servants.
- Job iv. 18.
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.
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.
All this is ingeniously and ably put.
- Hare.
6.To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense.
- Sir W. Scott.
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.
Put case
formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or suppose the case to be.
Coming from thee, I could not put him back.
- Shak.
Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down.
- Shak.
We might put him off with this answer.
- Bentley.
v. i.1.To go or move; as, when the air first puts up.
2.To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
3.To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
To put about
(Naut.) to change direction; to tack.
To put back
(Naut.) to turn back; to return.
To put forth
a - To shoot, bud, or germinate
- Southey.
b - To leave a port or haven, as a ship.
- Bacon.
To put in
(Naut.) to enter a harbor; to sail into port.
- Shak.
To put in for
a - To make a request or claim; as, to put in for a share of profits
b - To go into covert; - said of a bird escaping from a hawk
c - To offer one's self; to stand as a candidate for.
To put off
to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as a ship; to move from the shore.
- Locke.
To put on
to hasten motion; to drive vehemently.
To put over
(Naut.) to sail over or across.
To put to sea
(Naut.) to set sail; to begin a voyage; to advance into the ocean.
To put up
a - To take lodgings; to lodge
b - To offer one's self as a candidate
To put up to
to advance to.
- L'Estrange.
To put up with
a - To overlook, or suffer without recompense, punishment, or resentment; as, to put up with an injury or affront
- Swift.
b - To take without opposition or expressed dissatisfaction; to endure; as, to put up with bad fare.
n.1.The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball.
2.A certain game at cards.
3.(Finance) 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.
1.A prostitute.
Noun1.put - the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
Synonyms: put option
Verb1.put - 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"
Synonyms: lay, place, set, position, pose
2.put - cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation; "That song put me in awful good humor"
3.put - formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
Synonyms: couch, redact, frame, cast
4.put - 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"
Synonyms: assign
5.put - make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
Synonyms: invest, commit, place
6.put - estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
Synonyms: place, set
7.put - cause (someone) to undergo something; "He put her to the torture"
8.put - adapt; "put these words to music"
9.put - arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
Synonyms: arrange, order, set up

TO PUT, pleading. To select, to demand; as, the said C D puts himself upon the country; that is, he selects the trial by jury, as the mode of settling the matter in dispute, and does not rely upon an issue in law. Gould, Pl. c. 6. part 1, Sec. 19.

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