Definition of put:

part of speech: verb

To lay; to place; to set; to propose, as a question; to offer; to reduce to any state; to shoot or germinate.

part of speech: verb

In Scot., to throw, with the hand raised somewhat on a level with the head, a heavy stone, & c., in playing a certain outdoor game, or in a series of sports.

part of speech: noun

A certain game at cards; an action of distress.

part of speech: noun

A certain game at cards.

part of speech: past tense, past participle

To put about, to turn; to change the course, as a ship; to occasion inconvenience, trouble, or worry; to put away, to discard; to expel; to divorce; to put back, to hinder; to delay; to place in the former position, or in the proper one; to put by, to lay aside; to put down, to deposit; to repress; to silence; to put forth, to extend; to shoot out or germinate; to exert; to propose; to publish; to put forward, to advance; to promote; to put in, to insert; to place in due form before a court; to enter a harbour; to put in for, to stand as a candidate; to put in practice, to use; to exercise; to put off, to delay or postpone; to lay aside; to divest; to push from land; to leave the shore; to put on, to invest; to assume; to impose; to hasten motion, as to put on steam; to put out, to eject; to shoot or sprout; to extinguish; to place at interest, as money; to protrude; to stretch forth; to publish; to disconcert; to put over, to sail over or across; to put the hand to, to take hold of; to begin; to put to, to add; to refer; to put to a stand, to stop; to arrest by difficulties or obstacles; to put together, to unite; to connect; to accumulate into one sum or mass; to put to it, to press hard; to distress; to put to rights, to arrange, as objects in disorder; to put to sea, to set sail; to begin a voyage; to put to the sword, to kill with the sword; to slay; to put to trial or on trial, to bring to a test; to try; to place under judicial examination; to put trust in, to confidence in; to put up, to offer publicly; to store; to set in order; to put up at, to take abode at, as at an hotel; to put upon, to impose; to lay upon; to put up with, to receive patiently; to overlook or suffer without resentment; to take without dissatisfaction; to be put to it, to have difficulty; a put off, an excuse; an evasion for delay.

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