Definitions for: Put

[n] the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
[v] estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
[v] arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
[v] formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
[v] put something on or into (abstractly) assign; ; "She put much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"
[v] cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation; "That song put me in awful good humor."
[v] 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"
[v] adapt; "put these words to music"
[v] cause (someone) to undergo something; "He put her to the torture"
[v] make an investment; "Put money into bonds"

Webster (1913) Definition: Put, n. [See Pit.]
A pit. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Put, obs.
3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth.

Put, n. [Cf. W. pwt any short thing, pwt o ddyn a squab of
a person, pwtog a short, thick woman.]
A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.

Queer country puts extol Queen Bess's reign.

What droll puts the citizens seem in it all. --F.

Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Put; p. pr. & vb. n.
Putting.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to
put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke,
thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v.
1. 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).

His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy
spiritual employment. --Jer. Taylor.

2. 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.

This present dignity, In which that I have put you.

I will put enmity between thee and the woman. --Gen.
iii. 15.

He put no trust in his servants. --Job iv. 18.

When God into the hands of their deliverer Puts
invincible might. --Milton.

In the mean time other measures were put in
operation. --Sparks.

3. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong
construction on an act or expression.

4. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. [Obs.]

No man hath more love than this, that a man put his
life for his friends. --Wyclif (John
xv. 13).

5. 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.

Let us now put that ye have leave. --Chaucer.

Put the perception and you put the mind. --Berkeley.

These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin.

All this is ingeniously and ably put. --Hare.

6. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.

These wretches put us upon all mischief. --Swift.

Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense.
--Sir W.

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

7. 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.

8. (Mining) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working
to the tramway. --Raymond.

Put case, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or
suppose the case to be.

Put case that the soul after departure from the body
may live. --Bp. Hall.

To put about (Naut.), to turn, or change the course of, as
a ship.

To put away.
(a) To renounce; to discard; to expel.
(b) To divorce.

To put back.
(a) To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to
(b) To refuse; to deny.

Coming from thee, I could not put him back.
(c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour.
(d) To restore to the original place; to replace.

To put by.
(a) To turn, set, or thrust, aside. ``Smiling put the
question by.'' --Tennyson.
(b) To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by

To put down.
(a) To lay down; to deposit; to set down.
(b) To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices.
(c) To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to
suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down
rebellion or traitors.

Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down.

Sugar hath put down the use of honey. --Bacon.
(d) To subscribe; as, to put down one's name.

To put forth.
(a) To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to
come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves.
(b) To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into
action; to exert; as, to put forth strength.
(c) To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like.
(d) To publish, as a book.

To put forward.
(a) To advance to a position of prominence or
responsibility; to promote.
(b) To cause to make progress; to aid.
(c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour.

To put in.
(a) To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to
introduce with difficulty; as, to put in a word while
others are discoursing.
(b) (Naut.) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship.
(c) (Law) To place in due form before a court; to place
among the records of a court. --Burrill.
(d) (Med.) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place.

To put off.
(a) To lay aside; to discard; as, to put off a robe; to
put off mortality. ``Put off thy shoes from off thy
feet.'' --Ex. iii. 5.
(b) To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate;
to baffle.

I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius
hoped to put me off with an harangue. --Boyle.

We might put him off with this answer.
(c) To delay; to defer; to postpone; as, to put off
(d) To get rid of; to dispose of; especially, to pass
fraudulently; as, to put off a counterfeit note, or an
ingenious theory

Put (put; often p[u^]t in def. 3), v. i.
1. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. [Obs.]

2. To steer; to direct one's course; to go.

His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. --Dryden.

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

To put about (Naut.), to change direction; to tack.

To put back (Naut.), to turn back; to return. ``The French
. . . had put back to Toulon.'' --Southey.

To put forth.
(a) To shoot, bud, or germinate. ``Take earth from under
walls where nettles put forth.'' --Bacon.
(b) To leave a port or haven, as a ship. --Shak.

To put in (Naut.), to enter a harbor; to sail into port.

To put in for.
(a) To make a request or claim; as, to put in for a share
of profits.
(b) To go into covert; -- said of a bird escaping from a
(c) To offer one's self; to stand as a candidate for.

To put off, to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as
a ship; to move from the shore.

To put on, to hasten motion; to drive vehemently.

To put over (Naut.), to sail over or across.

To put to sea (Naut.), to set sail; to begin a voyage; to
advance into the ocean.

To put up.
(a) To take lodgings; to lodge.
(b) To offer one's self as a candidate. --L'Estrange.

To put up to, to advance to. [Obs.] ``With this he put up
to my lord.'' --Swift.

To put up with.
(a) To overlook, or suffer without recompense, punishment,
or resentment; as, to put up with an injury or
(b) To take without opposition or expressed
dissatisfaction; to endure; as, to put up with bad

Put, n.
1. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a
push; as, the put of a ball. ``A forced put.''

2. A certain game at cards. --Young.

3. 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. [Brokers' Cant]

A put and a call may be combined in one instrument,
the holder of which may either buy or sell as he
chooses at the fixed price. --Johnson's

Put, n. [OF. pute.]
A prostitute. [Obs.]

Synonyms: arrange, assign, cast, commit, couch, frame, invest, lay, order, place, place, place, pose, position, put option, redact, set, set, set up

Antonyms: call, call option, divest

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