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English

Etymology 1

Middle English putte, from Old English pūtian (push, place, thrust)

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to put

Third person singular
puts

Simple past
put

Past participle
-

Present participle
putting

to put (third-person singular simple present puts, present participle putting, simple past and past participle put)
  1. To place something somewhere
    She put her books on the table.
  2. To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition
    Put your horse in order!
    He is putting all his energy into this one task.
    She tends to put herself in dangerous situations.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To exercise a put option
    He got out of his Procter and Gamble bet by putting his shares at 80.
  4. To express something in a certain manner
    When you put it that way, I guess I can see your point.
  5. (sports) To throw a heavy iron ball. See shot put.
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Noun

Singular
put

Plural
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put ({{{1}}})
  1. A contract to sell stock 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.
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Etymology 2

Origin unknown.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
put

Plural
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put ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete) An idiot; a foolish person.
    • 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.

Bosnian

Noun

put m. (plural putevi)[[Category:Template:lang:bs nouns|put]]

  1. road
  2. way
  3. track

Croatian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *pǫtь < Proto-Indo-European *ponth₂-.

Noun

pȗt m.

  1. road
  2. way
Declension

Etymology 2

From Proto-Slavic *plъtь.

Noun

pȕt f.

  1. skin colour; tan
  2. body

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

put

  1. pit, well

Derived terms


Finnish

Interjection

put

  1. (onomatopoeia) putt, imitating the sound of a low speed internal combustion engine, usually repeated at least twice: put, put.

French

Etymology 1

From pouvoir

Verb form

put

  1. third-person singular past historic of pouvoir.

Etymology 2

From paître

Verb form

put

  1. third-person singular past historic of paître.

Serbian

Alternative spellings

  • (Serbian Cyrillic) пут (put)

Noun

put m. (plural putevi)

  1. road
  2. way
  3. track
  4. tan

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