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Meaning of PUPPET

Pronunciation:  'pupit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers
  2. [n]  a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
  3. [n]  a person who is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

PUPPET is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: creature, marionette, tool
 See Also: doll, dolly, figure, glove doll, glove puppet, hand puppet, slave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pup"pet\, n. [OE. popet, OF. poupette; akin to F.
poup['e]e a doll, probably from L. puppa, pupa, a girl, doll,
puppet. Cf. {Poupeton}, {Pupa}, {Pupil}, {Puppy}.] [Written
also {poppet}.]
1. A small image in the human form; a doll.

2. A similar figure moved by the hand or by a wire in a mock
   drama; a marionette; a wooden actor in a play.

         At the pipes of some carved organ move, The gilded
         puppets dance.                        --Pope.

3. One controlled in his action by the will of another; a
   tool; -- so used in contempt. --Sir W. Scott.

4. (Mach.) The upright support for the bearing of the spindle
   in a lathe.

{Puppet master}. Same as {Puppetman}.

{Puppet play}, a puppet show.

{Puppet player}, one who manages the motions of puppets.

{Puppet show}, a mock drama performed by puppets moved by

{Puppet valve}, a valve in the form of a circular disk, which
   covers a hole in its seat, and opens by moving bodily away
   from the seat while remaining parallel with it, -- used in
   steam engines, pumps, safety valves, etc. Its edge is
   often beveled, and fits in a conical recess in the seat
   when the valve is closed. See the valves shown in Illusts.
   of {Plunger pump}, and {Safety valve}, under {Plunger},
   and {Safety}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a puppet in your dream, suggests that you are allowing others to control you. You are easily swayed by others and feel that you can not stand up for yourself.