HyperDic: pet

English > 7 senses of the word pet / PET:
NOUNanimalpeta domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
person pet, darling, favorite, favourite, dearie, deary, duckya special loved one
feelingpeta fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
actPET, positron emission tomographyusing a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
VERBcontactpetstroke or caress gently
contactpetstroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking
ADJECTIVEallpet, favored, favorite, favourite, best-loved, preferred, preferentpreferred above all others and treated with partiality
pet / PET > pronunciation
Soundspeh't
Rhymesabet ... yet: 108 rhymes with eht...
English > pet: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningpreferred above all others and treated with partiality.
Synonymsfavored, favorite, favourite, best-loved, preferred, preferent
BroaderlovedHeld dear
Spanishfavorito, predilecto, preferido
Catalanfavorit, predilecte, preferit
English > pet: 7 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningA domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement.
Broaderanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Spanishanimal de compañía, mascota
Catalananimal de companyia, mascota
English > pet: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA special loved one.
Synonymsdarling, favorite, favourite, dearie, deary, ducky
NarrowerchosenOne who is the object of choice
macushla(an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling
mollycoddleA pampered darling
teacher's petThe teacher's favorite student
BroaderloverA person who loves someone or is loved by someone
Spanishamado, favorito, predilecto, preferido, querido
Catalanestimat, favorit, mascota, predilecte, preferit
Verbspetstroke or caress gently
petstroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking
English > pet: 7 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningA fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight).
Broaderirritability, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, petulance, cholerAn irritable petulant feeling
English > PET: 7 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningUsing a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain).
Synonympositron emission tomography
Broaderimaging, tomography(medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
English > pet: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningStroke or caress gently.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"pet the lamb"
NarrowercanoodleFondle or pet affectionately
gentleStroke soothingly
neck, make outkiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
Broadercaress, fondletouch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
Spanishacariciar, hacer cariño, mimar
Catalanacariciar, amoixar
Nounspeta special loved one
English > pet: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningStroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Broadercaress, fondletouch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
Nounspeta special loved one
pettera lover who gently fondles and caresses the loved one
pettingaffectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

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