Meaning of PET in English

PET

1. n., adj., & v.

--n.

1. a domestic or tamed animal kept for pleasure or companionship.

2 a darling, a favourite (often as a term of endearment).

--attrib.adj.

1. kept as a pet (pet lamb).

2 of or for pet animals (pet food).

3 often joc. favourite or particular (pet aversion).

4 expressing fondness or familiarity (pet name).

--v.tr. (petted, petting)

1. treat as a pet.

2 (also absol.) fondle, esp. erotically.

Derivatives:

petter n.

Etymology: 16th-c. Sc. & N.Engl. dial.: orig. unkn. 2. n. a feeling of petty resentment or ill-humour (esp. be in a pet).

Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.