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Meaning of PET

Pronunciation:  pet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
  2. [n]  a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
  3. [n]  a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
  4. [n]  a special loved one
  5. [adj]  preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
  6. [v]  stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking
  7. [v]  stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"

PET is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: darling, dearie, deary, ducky, favored, favorite, favorite(a), favourite, favourite(a), loved, positron emission tomography, preferred
 See Also: animal, animate being, beast, brute, canoodle, caress, choler, chosen, creature, crossness, fauna, fretfulness, fussiness, gentle, imaging, irritability, lover, macushla, make out, mollycoddle, neck, peevishness, petulance, teacher's pet, tomography



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pet\, n. [Formerly peat, perhaps from Ir. peat, akin to
    Gael. peata.]
    1. A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.
    2. Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a
       fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child.
             The love of cronies, pets, and favorites. --Tatler.
    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.
  2. \Pet\, a.
    Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet
    lamb; a pet theory.
          Some young lady's pet curate.            --F. Harrison.
    {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.
  3. \Pet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Petted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted
    and spoiled.
  4. \Pet\, v. i.
    To be a pet. --Feltham.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: positron emission tomography. - a nuclear scanning procedure that gives a three-dimensional picture of the heart to provide information about the flow of blood through the coronary arteries to the heart muscle.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your or someone else's pet in your dream, represents civilized instincts. You are keeping your temper in line. Alternatively, it indicates a need for love and acceptance. You are lacking attention from others and are feeling neglected. The pet may also be a pun for "petting" as in some sexual behavior. Seeing a pet that has been dead for awhile, suggests that something that you had thought was left in the past is coming back to haunt you. Similarly to seeing your childhood home, a past pet serves the same function as trying to bring you back into that particular time period. A situation in your current life may parallel a situation in your past and the dream is providing a means of resolving it.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweets, sweet-talk, tiff, toy, treasured, trifle, wanton, well-beloved, well-liked, whisper sweet nothings, white-haired