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Webster

English Word:

pet


English Pronunciation:

pet


Noun:


⇨Etymology

Formerly peat, perhaps from (Irish) peat, akin to (Gaelic) peata.; Prob. from Pet a fondling, hence, the behavior or humor of a spoiled child.


⇨Definition

1. A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.

2. Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child. The love of cronies, pets, and favorites. Tatler.

3.

A slight fit of peevishness or fretfulness. "In a pet she started up." Tennyson.



Adjective:


⇨Etymology

Perhaps for petty cock.


⇨Definition

Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory. Some young lady's pet curate. (French) Harrison. Pet cock. (Machinery) A little faucet in a water pipe or pump, to let air out, or at the end of a steam cylinder, to drain it.



Transitive Verb:


⇨Etymology

imperfect & past participle Petted; present participle & verbal noun Petting.


⇨Definition

To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled.



Intransitive Verb:


⇨Definition

To be a pet. Feltham.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Latin peditum.


Synonyms:

companion animal


Noun:

An animal kept as a companion. One who is excessively loyal to a superior. Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling. Tatler the love of cronies, pets, and favourites


Verb:

pet (third-person singular simple present pets, present participle petting, simple past and past participle petted) (transitive) To stroke or fondle (an animal). (transitive, informal) To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously. (intransitive, informal) Of two or more people, to stroke and fondle one another amorously. (dated, transitive) To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge. His daughter was petted and spoiled. (archaic, intransitive) To be a pet. (Can we find and add a quotation of Feltham to this entry?)


Adjective:

Adjective pet (not comparable) Favourite; cherished. a pet child a pet theory F. Harrison Some young lady's pet curate.


Numerical:

Numeral pȇt (Cyrillic spelling пе̑т) (cardinal) five (5)


Anagrams:

Pte


Reference:

pet

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