pet

1. noun /pɛt/
a) An animal kept as a companion.

There was something ludicrous, even more, unbecoming a gentleman, in leaving a friends house in a pet, with the hosts reproaches sounding in his ears, to be matched only by the bitterness of the guests sneering retorts.

b) One who is excessively loyal to their superior.
2. verb /pɛt/
a) To stroke or fondle (an animal).
b) To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously.

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  • pet — pet …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • pet — [ pɛ ] n. m. • v. 1260; lat. peditum I ♦ Fam. Gaz intestinal qui s échappe de l anus avec bruit. ⇒ flatuosité, vent; prout. Pet sans bruit. ⇒ vesse. Lâcher, faire un pet. ⇒ péter. Pet foireux, entraînant des excréments. ♢ Loc. fam. Avoir… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • PET — /pet/ positron emission tomography. Cf. PET scan. * * * Any animal kept by humans for companionship or pleasure rather than for utility. The main distinction between pets and domesticated livestock is the degree of contact between owner and… …   Universalium

  • pet — pet·al·age; pet·aled; pet·al·ine; pet·al·ism; pet·al·ite; pet·al·less; pet·a·loc·er·ous; pet·al·odont; pet·al·o·don·ti·dae; pet·a·lo·dus; pet·a·lo·dy; pet·al·oid; pet·a·lon; pet·a·lo·ste·mon; pet·al·ous; …   English syllables

  • PET — 〈Chem.; Zeichen für〉 (Chemiefasern aus) Polyethylenterephthalat * * * PET: 1) DIN Kurzzeichen für Poly(ethylenterephthalat); 2) [Abk. für Positronen Emissionstomographie]: ↑ Positron. * * * PET [pɛt], das; : Poly …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pet — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pet — pȇt br. DEFINICIJA 1. (glavni) broj koji se obilježava brojkom 5; (redni) peti = 5. 2. razg. posljednji najmanji broj u kombinaciji brojeva u zn. neodređene velike količine, bezbroj puta, usp. sto, tisuću, milijun, milijardu FRAZEOLOGIJA fali ti… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • pet — pet1 [pet] n. [orig. Scot dial., prob. back form. < ME pety, small: see PETTY] 1. an animal that is tamed or domesticated and kept as a companion or treated with fondness 2. a person who is treated with particular affection or indulgence;… …   English World dictionary

  • pet — pet, a. Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory; a pet animal. [1913 Webster] Some young lady s pet curate. F. Harrison. [1913 Webster] {Pet cock}. [Perh. for petty cock.] (Mach.) A little faucet in a water …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pet*/ — [pet] noun [C] I an animal that you keep in your home and look after a pet dog[/ex] II adj pet [pet] liked more than anything else Getting kids to do more sport is one of his pet projects.[/ex] III verb pet [pet] 1) [T] to touch an animal in a… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • pet — m. pet gaz, vent; claquement bruit. Pet de monja : pet de nonne. expr. Faire un pet a la luna : faire une folie. Cridar coma un pet quand naisse …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

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