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Definition of PET

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pet \pet\ (p[e^]t), n. [Formerly peat, perhaps from Ir. peat, akin to Gael. peata.]
     1. A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. Any person especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child; as, a teacher's pet. [1913 Webster + PJC]

              The love of cronies, pets, and favorites. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

     3. [Prob. fr. {Pet} a fondling, hence, the behavior or humor of a spoiled child.] A slight fit of peevishness or fretfulness. "In a pet she started up." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     4. Any animal kept as a companion, usually in or around one's home, typically domesticated and cared for attentively and often affectionately. Distinguished from animals raised for food or to perform useful tasks, as a {draft animal} or a {farm animal}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

pet \pet\, a.
     Petted; indulged; favorite; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory; a pet animal. [1913 Webster]

           Some young lady's pet curate.            --F. Harrison. [1913 Webster]

     {Pet cock}. [Perh. for petty cock.] (Mach.) A little faucet in a water pipe or pump, to let air out, or at the end of a steam cylinder, to drain it. [Also spelled {petcock}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pet \Pet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Petted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Petting}.] To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pet \Pet\, v. i.
     To be a pet. --Feltham.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

PET
         Personal Electronic Translator


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

PET
         Print Enhancement Technology (Compaq)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

PET
         Privacy Enhancement Technology


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

PET
         Progressive Educational Technology


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

102 Moby Thesaurus words for "pet":
     admired, adored, angel, babe, baby, baby-doll, beloved, bill and coo, buttercup, caress, cherished, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, cocker, coddle, copulate, cosset, cuddle, dally, dandle, darling, dear, dearly beloved, deary, doll, duck, duckling, dudgeon, embrace, esteemed, favorite, feel up, ferment, fondle, fondling, fret, frictionize, fume, grump, held dear, high dudgeon, hon, honey, honey bunch, honey child, huff, hug, idol, jewel, knead, lamb, lambkin, lollygag, love, loved, lover, make love, make out, massage, matinee idol, miff, minion, neck, nose, nuzzle, pat, petkins, pique, popular, pout, precious, precious heart, preference, prized, revered, rub, rub against, rub down, rub noses, smooch, snookums, spoiled child, spoon, stew, stroke, sugar, sweet, sweet-talk, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweets, tiff, toy, treasured, trifle, wanton, well-beloved, well-liked, whisper sweet nothings, white-haired


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