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Definitions of put:

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb

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.

part of speech: verb transitive

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.

part of speech: verb transitive

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.

part of speech: noun

A certain game at cards; an action of distress.

part of speech: verb

To lay; to place; to set; to propose, as a question; to offer; to reduce to any state; to shoot or germinate.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To place: to turn:- pr. p. putting ( poot'-); pa. t. and pa. p. put.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: noun

A push; throw; thrust.

part of speech: past tense, past participle

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.

part of speech: noun

A certain game at cards.

Usage examples for put:

  • So I'm going to put you here in Jeannie's room. "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906", Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Charlotte put up a hand. "The Locusts' Years", Mary Helen Fee
  • Put me at Mr. Odell's table. "Lord John in New York", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  • Where will you put it? "Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero", F. Hopkinson Smith
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