Meaning of PUT in English


I. ˈpu̇t verb

( put ; put·ting )

Etymology: Middle English putten; akin to Old English putung instigation, Middle Dutch poten to plant

Date: 12th century

transitive verb


a. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

put the book on the table

b. : to move in a specified direction


(1) : to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

(2) : to throw with an overhand pushing motion

put the shot

d. : to bring into a specified state or condition

a reapportionment…that was put into effect at the September primaries — Current Biography

e. : to prescribe a specified regimen for — usually used with on

put her on medication

put him on a diet


a. : to cause to endure or suffer something : subject

put traitors to death

b. : impose , inflict

put a special tax on luxuries


a. : to set before one for judgment or decision

put the question

b. : to call for a formal vote on

put the motion



(1) : to convey into another form

want to put my feelings into words

(2) : to translate into another language or style

put the poem into English

(3) : adapt

lyrics put to music

b. : express , state

putting it mildly


a. : to devote (oneself) to an activity or end

put himself to winning back their confidence

b. : apply

put her mind to the problem

c. : assign

put them to work

d. : to cause to perform an action : urge

put the horse over the fence

e. : impel , incite

put them into a frenzy


a. : repose , rest

put s his faith in reason

b. : invest 1

put her money in the company


a. : to give as an estimate

put the time as about eleven

b. : attach , attribute

put s a high value on their friendship

c. : impute

put the blame on the partners

8. : bet , wager

put $2 on the favorite

intransitive verb

1. : to start in motion : go ; especially : to leave in a hurry

2. of a ship : to take a specified course

put down the river

- put forth

- put forward

- put in mind

- put one's finger on

- put one's foot down

- put one's foot in one's mouth

- put paid to

- put the arm on

- put the finger on

- put the make on

- put to bed

- put together

- put to it

II. noun

Date: 14th century

1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion ; specifically : the act or an instance of putting the shot

2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

III. adjective

Date: 1841

: being in place : fixed , set

stay put until I call

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.