Put definitions

po͝ot
Fixed; stationary.

Stay put.

adjective
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An act of putting the shot.
noun
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An option to sell a stipulated amount of stock or securities within a specified time and at a fixed price.
noun
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To place in a specified location; set.

She put the books on the table.

verb
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2
To cause to be in a specified condition.

His gracious manners put me at ease.

verb
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To render in a specified language or literary form.

Put prose into verse.

verb
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To adapt.

The lyrics had been put to music.

verb
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To urge or force to an action.

A mob that put the thief to flight.

verb
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To apply.

We must put our minds to it.

verb
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To force the purchase of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a put option.
verb
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4
To begin to move, especially in a hurry.
verb
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3
To proceed.

The ship put into the harbor.

verb
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5
To cause (one) to undergo something; subject.

The interrogators put the prisoner to torture.

verb
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3
To assign; attribute.

They put a false interpretation on events.

verb
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4
To estimate.

We put the time at five o'clock.

verb
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3
To impose or levy.

The governor has put a tax on cigarettes.

verb
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To wager (a stake); bet.

Put $50 on a horse.

verb
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5
To hurl with an overhand pushing motion.

Put the shot.

verb
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To bring up for consideration or judgment.

Put a question to the judge.

verb
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4
To express; state.

I put my objections bluntly.

verb
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3
Immovable; fixed.

Stay put.

adjective
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1
A cast or thrust; esp., the act of putting the shot.
noun
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3
An option to sell a given quantity of a stock, commodity, etc. at a specified price and within a specified time: puts are purchased in anticipation of, or to protect against, a decline in the price of the stock, commodity, etc.
noun
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To take one's course; move; go (in, out, back, etc.)
verb
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To adapt or fit (words) to music.
verb
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3
To cause to be in a certain position or place; place; set.

Put the box here.

verb
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To impose.

Put a tax on luxuries.

verb
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To attribute; assign; ascribe.

To put the blame where it belongs.

verb
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To express; state.

Put it in plain language.

verb
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To translate.
verb
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2
To present for consideration, decision, etc.

To put the question.

verb
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2
(finance) To exercise a put option.

He got out of his Procter and Gamble bet by putting his shares at 80.

verb
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1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 244.

The old put wanted to make a parson of me, but d"”n me, thinks I to myself, I'll nick you there, old cull; the devil a smack of your nonsense shall you ever get into me.

noun
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(software, testing) Acronym of Parameterized Unit Testing.
acronym
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To express something in a certain manner.

When you put it that way, I guess I can see your point.

verb
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(business) A right to sell something at a predetermined price.
noun
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(obsolete) A prostitute.
noun
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To place something somewhere.

She put her books on the table.

verb
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(athletics) To throw a heavy iron ball, as a sport. (See shot put. Do not confuse with putt.)
verb
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(finance) A contract to sell a security at a set price on or before a certain date.

He bought a January '08 put for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet.

noun
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To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition.

Put your house in order!

He is putting all his energy into this one task.

She tends to put herself in dangerous situations.

verb
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To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
verb
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The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push.

The put of a ball.

noun
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Put is defined as to place something or cause something to happen.

An example of put is to lay a book on the shelves.

An example of put is to cause an issue to be voted upon.

verb
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To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
verb
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Milton.

Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge.

verb
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An old card game.

noun
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An option that gives the holder the right to sell the underlying security at a specified price during a set time period.
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To attach or attribute; to assign.

To put a wrong construction on an act or expression.

verb
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(mining) To convey coal in the mine, as for example from the working to the tramway.

verb
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F. Harrison.

What droll puts the citizens seem in it all.

noun
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In programming, a request to store the current record in an output file. Contrast with get.
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To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention.

To put a question; to put a case.

verb
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Sir Walter Scott.

Put me not to use the carnal weapon in my own defence.

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Origin of put

From Middle English putten, puten, poten, from Old English *putian, *pÅ«tian ("to push, put out"; attested by derivative putung (“pushing, impulse, instigation, urging")) and potian (“to push, thrust, strike, butt, goad"), both from Proto-Germanic *putōnÄ… (“to stick, stab"), from Proto-Indo-European *bud- (“to shoot, sprout"). Compare also related Old English pȳtan (“to push, poke, thrust, put out (the eyes)"). Cognate with Dutch poten (“to set, plant"), Danish putte (“to put"), Swedish putta, pötta, potta (“to strike, knock, push gently, shove, put away"), Norwegian putte (“to set, put"), Norwegian pota (“to poke"), Icelandic pota (“to poke"), Dutch peuteren (“to pick, poke around, dig, fiddle with"), Sanskrit [script?] (bunda, “arrow").