Definitions of put

  1. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; " arrange my schedule"; " set up one's life"; " I put these memories with those of bygone times"
  2. formulate in a particular style or language; " I wouldn't put it that way"; " She cast her request in very polite language"
  3. 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"
  4. estimate; " We put the time of arrival at 8 P. M."
  5. adapt; " put these words to music"
  6. cause ( someone) to undergo something; " He put her to the torture"
  7. cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation; " That song put me in awful good humor"
  8. A pit.
  9. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth.
  10. A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.
  11. of Put
  12. 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).
  13. 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.
  14. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression.
  15. To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
  16. 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.
  17. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
  18. 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.
  19. To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway.
  20. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up.
  21. To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
  22. To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
  23. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball.
  24. A certain game at cards.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. A push; throw; thrust.
  28. Put.
  29. Putting.
  30. 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.
  31. To place: to turn:- pr. p. putting ( poot'-); pa. t. and pa. p. put.
  32. A rustic; a clown.
  33. To move; steer.
  34. To place; set; lay; propose.
  35. To set; lay; place; express; render; commit; apply; urge.
  36. To direct one's course; steer; move.
  37. An action of distress; a game at cards; a strumpet.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. To lay; to place; to set; to propose, as a question; to offer; to reduce to any state; to shoot or germinate.
  41. 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.
  42. A certain game at cards; an action of distress.
  43. 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.

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
  3. Then he put her from him. – A Dozen Ways Of Love by Lily Dougall
  4. But I don't want to put that on for nothing. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  5. There's been nothin' to put it out. – The Man from Jericho by Edwin Carlile Litsey
  6. Did you put it back that day, Bee? – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  7. I'm sure I can put things straight. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  8. You'll have to put up with it. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  9. Nothing put him out. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  10. Boylan is to help me put it through, of course. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  11. " I never heard it put so before," said Thorold. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  12. I do not know where it was put. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  13. And he put his hand up to his head. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  14. There, it's out, and you must put up with it. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. He rang and put the receiver to his ear: " Did you put your washin' out today?" – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  16. You may put it out. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  17. Ah, who put it up? – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  18. " Now," said Jonas, " where shall we put him till I come back?" – Jonas on a Farm in Winter by Jacob Abbott
  19. She put her head into the room. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  20. You would like to put a question? – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks