(noun, verb)


1. the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

Definition categories: act, option

Sentences with put as a noun:

- He bought a January '08 put for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet.

- the put of a ball


1. put into a certain place or abstract location

- Put your things here

Similar word(s): lay, place, pose, position, set

Definition categories: contact, displace, move

2. cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation

- That song put me in awful good humor

- put your ideas in writing

Definition categories: contact, alter, change, modify

3. formulate in a particular style or language

- I wouldn't put it that way

Similar word(s): cast, couch, frame, redact

Definition categories: communication, articulate, formulate, phrase, word

4. attribute or give

- She put too much emphasis on her the last statement

- He put all his efforts into this job

- The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story

Similar word(s): assign

Definition categories: consumption, apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

5. make an investment

- Put money into bonds

Similar word(s): commit, invest, place

Definition categories: possession, drop, expend, spend

6. estimate

- We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.

Similar word(s): place, set

Definition categories: cognition, approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge

7. cause (someone) to undergo something

- He put her to the torture

Definition categories: perception, subject

8. adapt

- put these words to music

Definition categories: creation, arrange, set

9. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

- I put these memories with those of bygone times

Similar word(s): arrange, order

Definition categories: cognition, organise, organize

Sentences with put as a verb:

- She put her books on the table.

- Put your house in order!

- He is putting all his energy into this one task.

- She tends to put herself in dangerous situations.

- He got out of his Procter and Gamble bet by putting his shares at 80.

- When you put it that way, I guess I can see your point.

- to put a wrong construction on an act or expression

- to put a question; to put a case