Meaning of PET in English


I. noun


a pet cat (= one that you care for in your home )

Lucy had a horse and a pet cat of her own.

a pet dog (= that you keep in your house )

Some owners give their pet dogs too much food.

a pet theory (= a personal theory that you strongly believe )

Each of them had his pet theory on what had caused the uprising.

heavy petting

pet door

pet name

petting zoo

teacher's pet

toy/pet/shoe/gift etc shop

Her brother runs a record shop in Chester.




As well as looking after the welfare of domestic pets , the society plays a vital role in the care of farm livestock.

The foxes cause little nuisance, whereas domestic pets befoul the streets, parks and gardens.

Nowadays there are three partners in the practise specialising almost exclusively in domestic pets .



One call to pet food company Eukanuba and the expensive quarantine and complicated paperwork were taken care of.

They have also been successful in encouraging many traditional pet shops to sell pre-packed pet foods , rather than loose from a sack.


Even household pets , as MacIver reminded us, can be accorded similar if less formal privileges.

Raised with their litter mates, greyhounds love becoming the center of attention as household pets .

Rats, moles, and household pets were implicated.


Why didn't he walk down to the Market and have a chat with old Bulldog at the pet shop ?

It was to be hoped that Joanna didn't let out details of their various clients and the pet shop .

The 76 year old pensioner was beaten to death last Thursday in the pet shop where he worked part time.

How do we represent the zoo, ship, town, pet shop or mayor's office?

Before it was only pet shop owners who were entertained!

Technology Teacher requests children's help, as experts, in designing a supermarket, pet shop - plans and model making.

They even managed to cram in a visit to Notre Dame and the delightful pet shops along Quai de la Megisserie.



You are not allowed to bring pets into or 50 cigars; or 250 grammes of loose tobacco.

Be careful, too, about allowing pets .

We weren't allowed to keep pets at school.


You are not allowed to bring pets into or 50 cigars; or 250 grammes of loose tobacco.

Howard Johnsons cheerfully refunded the $ 50 deposit it requires for people who want to bring a pet into a room.

Can I bring my pet with me?


Some people buy rare or difficult to keep animals as pets and donate them to zoos.

The little robber girl: A feisty and spoiled robber girl, she kept many animal pets but mistreated them.

It must be mentioned, too, that there is an ever-increasing tendency for ferrets to be kept purely as pets .

Relatively small and stocky, short-tailed and beautiful, all 28 species of Amazona have been kept as pets .

We weren't allowed to keep pets at school.

Young of many animals are kept as pets , notably macaws and other birds including chickens.

And people do keep them as pets , I believe.

A second example is keeping wild animals as pets .


He was made a great pet of by Edouard's manservant, George, and by his cook.

Another makes a pet of a snowball, which wets the bed then runs away.

Helen, who had longed to make a pet of Ben, was now able to love Amy.

Not sufficient study, to my mind, has been made of the pets which were kept at Croisset.

Anyone wanting to make their pet a star should go along to an audition at the theatre on March 16 at noon.

Very few exotic animals make good pets .

In short, they will not be true cats, but they will undeniably make more convenient pets .


Do you have any pets?


A third would think twice about moving home if it would upset their pets.

Amelia had a wonderful time piloting her pet .

Cat owners often notice that their pet will suddenly and for no apparent reason make a headlong dash through the house.

Experts will cover topics such as disaster planning for pets and pet first aid, as well as horse nutrition and care.

Late evening is also the best time to feed a pet .

No smoking upstairs, no pets, no visitors, and there was a cleaning rota.

One morning, Tony tells his Dad he wants a pet .

The 76 year old pensioner was beaten to death last Thursday in the pet shop where he worked part time.

II. verb


Do you want to pet the kitty?


Gentle petting made him sit down and close his eyes.

He allows Lennie to pet mice and was going to let him keep one of Slim's new pups.

He did not pet it, or stroke it: he stood staring.

The student had formed a relationship with the rabbits she could reach and accompanied their feeding with petting and talking to them.

The temptation was to pet it.

III. adjective




Beside her stands a child, who nurses a pet bird on her lap.

I was like Kiki, my pet bird in Saigon, tongue untwisted and sloughed of its rough and thick exterior.


Now they are campaigning to be allowed to take their pet cat with them.

It was only as my sister reopened the front door to let out her pet cat that I was noticed.

A Glaxo unit bought the formula to use on pet cats .

Some cat manuals solemnly instruct their readers in how to take their pet cats for a walk.

The village cat owner sets off from home and finds the pet cat tagging along.

Her parents were alerted by their pet cats and the family escaped unharmed.

It was purring, like a pet cat .

This acoustic ability of pet cats explains why they sometimes appear to have supernatural powers.


Spillers pet foods had a resilient first half despite the continuing pressure on pet food margins.

Peter Brabeck, Nestle chief executive, has shown a preference for pet food over people food.

Most of the beef exported ends up as hamburgers, pet food , processed meats and baby foods.

Spending on pet food was up more than seven percent in 1991.

Particularly popular with customers were the canned nuts, home remedies, pizzas, pasta, cereals and canned pet foods range.

Save-a-Can banks accept all metal tins including drink, food and pet food cans.

The deal would significantly boost Nestle's position in the pet food market.


It's only a pet name for Henry.

He had never called her by her family pet name , Fifi, even when she lived at home.

Reaney also deals with other interesting varieties of surnames based on relationships - those formed from pet names and diminutives.

Mattie asked, still using the confidential pet name for her woman.

Some Floozy Named Flo: he even had a pet name for her.

I observed Bea putting her arm around me with a detached curiosity and listened to the pet names she whispered to me.


They say pet owners should recognise their responsibilities and stop abandoning their pets.

But often, companies will fine-tune their policies to help responsible pet owners .

During hot summer days, pet owners should keep their indoor animals in a well-ventilated area.

Why do pet owners do this?


No organization likes being told that it has got to hold back its expansion or abandon some pet project .

Even as the trajectory of his thought kept rising in the early seventies, the clock was ticking on his pet project .

The proposals are seen as a pet project of the right wing of the Conservative Party and Conservative students' groups.

Both grants represented pet projects of two council subcommittee members.

His pet project is a biotechnology institute in which state funding will be matched by contributions from the Schering drug company.

Monitoring the telephone conversations of the Kremlin hierarchy had become one of his pet projects over the last few years.

Stirling also had a pet project up his sleeve.


Even the nursery's pet rabbit is being tested as a possible carrier of the organism that causes the illness.

If they have their own pet rabbit , make the bunny in an appropriate colour.

In 1856-7 his niece Caroline has a pet rabbit .


She was uneasy about going to the pet shop .

Packets are available at gyms, athletic stores and pet shops throughout Tucson, or by calling 647-7572.

This is sold, alongside Omega cat food, through specialist outlets such as pet shops , garden centres and agricultural merchants.

We went to three pet shops before we found a pair of gray Brussels griffons.

Suitable designs which clip together are available especially from larger pet shops .

Frozen adult brine shrimp have been on the market for quite some time and are available through almost any pet shop .

Your local pet shop is likely to have a variety of different collars available.

You can obtain suitable tablets for this from your vet and most pet shops .


While I was choosing it, the kids vanished into a nearby pet store where they discovered a nice little iguana.

I cajoled John into agreeing then set off to the pet store to select the appropriate creature.

The first was at a pet store a block or so away from my house.

At 22 inches and hoofprints the size of half- dollars, the full-grown bay pinto has appeared in several pet store commercials.

For this, they phoned the pet store for more information.


Different chemists prefer different pet theories , and there is no shortage of theories.

Even those Hippocratic treatises which inveigh against Presocratic dogmatism are themselves just as dogmatic where their own pet theories are concerned.

One pet theory of mine is that the decline in the study of Latin has accentuated this interest.


But they did begin researching various pet service business ideas.

Pfizer is developing many of its human medicines, such as the antibiotic Zithromax and an arthritis drug, for pet use.

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