• (n.) A pit.
• 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth.
• (n.) A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.
• (imp. & p. p.) of Put
• (v. t.) 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).
• (v. t.) 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
• (v. t.) To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong
construction on an act or expression.
• (v. t.) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
• (v. t.) 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.
• (v. t.) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
• (v. t.) 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.
• (v. t.) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the
• (v. i.) To go or move; as, when the air first puts up.
• (v. i.) To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
• (v. i.) To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
• (n.) The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push;
as, the put of a ball.
• (n.) A certain game at cards.
• (n.) 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
• (n.) A prostitute.