1. the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
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
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
3. formulate in a particular style or language
- I wouldn't put it that way
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
5. make an investment
- Put money into bonds
- We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.
7. cause (someone) to undergo something
- He put her to the torture
- put these words to music
9. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
- I put these memories with those of bygone times
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