Crossword clues for pet
- Adoption option
- Fried with four legs
- Irritable state
- Kitty, e.g.
- Adopt-a-thon adoptee
- Teacher's ___
- See 90-Across
- Responsibility of many a house sitter
- Animal with a collar
- Dog, cat or maybe a parrot
- Dog, cat or hamster
- Family member who was probably adopted
- Kind of classic rock?
- A special loved one
- Using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
- A domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
- Four-footed family member
- Peevish mood
- Bushes' Millie, e.g.
- Kind of peeve
- Socks, to Chelsea
- Millie or Socks
- Term of affection
- Gerbil, for one
- Fit of peevishness
- Nick and Nora's Asta, e.g.
- Term of endearment
- Intemperate fit
- Cherished one
- Sandy, to Annie
- Dora Spenlow's Jip
- Peevish fit
- Like a faddist's rock
- Display of temper
- Nana, to Wendy
- Fair-haired one
- Fala, for one
- Daisy, to Dagwood
- Fala or Checkers
- Asta, to Nora
- The Bushes' Millie, e.g.
- Spot or Tabby
- Irish terrier, e.g.
- Ill humor
- Resident animal
- R.W.R.'s Lucky, e.g.
- Fido or Fluffy
- Fit of pique
- Dear one
- Letterman's Stupid _____ Tricks
- Sulking fit
- 51-Across, for one
- Housebroken animal
- 43-Across offering
- Dino, to Fred and Wilma
- Astro or Asta, e.g.
- Sulky state
- Manx of the house?
- Four-footed friend
- Most preferred
- Treat like a dog?
- Favorite project
- Hamster, e.g.
- Collar wearer
- It may be unleashed
- Penthouse centerfold
- Fair-haired boy
- Kind of theory
- Collared one
- A cat, but rarely a rat
- Spaying customer?
- Kind of rock
- Animal acquired from an animal shelter, say
- Teacher's favorite
- Kind of project
- Resident ignored by census takers
- Sitter's charge, maybe
- Hamster, for one
- Furry adoptee
- Apt rhyme for 26-Down
- Cat or gerbil, e.g.
- Iguana, maybe
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
pet \pet\ (p[e^]t), n. [Formerly peat, perhaps from Ir. peat, akin to Gael. peata.]
A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.
Any person especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child.
The love of cronies, pets, and favorites.
[Prob. fr. Pet a fondling, hence, the behavior or humor of a spoiled child.] A slight fit of peevishness or fretfulness. ``In a pet she started up.''
Any animal kept as a companion, usually in or around one's home, typically domesticated and cared for attentively and often affectionately. Distinguished from animals raised for food or to perform useful tasks, as a draft animal.
pet \pet\, a. Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory; a pet animal.
Some young lady's pet curate.
Pet cock. [Perh. for petty cock.] (Mach.) A little faucet in a water pipe or pump, to let air out, or at the end of a steam cylinder, to drain it.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"tamed animal," originally in Scottish and northern England dialect (and exclusively so until mid-18c.), of unknown origin. Sense of "indulged child" (c.1500) is recorded slightly earlier than that of "animal kept as a favorite" (1530s), but the latter may be the primary meaning. Probably associated with or influenced by petty. As a term of endearment by 1849. Teacher's pet is attested from 1890. Pet-shop from 1928.\n\nKnow nature's children all divide her care;\n
The fur that warms a monarch warm'd a bear.\n
While man exclaims, 'See all things for my use!'\n
'See man for mine!' replies a pamper'd goose: \n
[Alexander Pope, "Essay on Man"]
"peevishness, offense at feeling slighted," 1580s, in phrase take the pet "take offense." Perhaps from pet (n.1) on a similar notion to that in American English that gets my goat, but the underlying notion is obscure, and the form of the original expression makes this doubtful. This word seems to have been originally a southern English term, while pet (n.1) was northern and Scottish.
Favourite; cherished. n. 1 An animal kept as a companion. 2 One who is excessively loyal to a superior. 3 Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling. v
1 (context transitive English) To stroke or fondle (an animal). 2 (context transitive informal English) To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously. 3 (context intransitive informal English) Of two or more people, to stroke and fondle one another amorously. 4 (context dated transitive English) To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge. 5 (context archaic intransitive English) To be a pet. Etymology 2
n. A fit of petulance, a sulk, arising from the impression that one has been offended or slighted. Etymology 3
n. (abbreviation of petition English) Etymology 4
n. (context Geordie English) A term of endearment usually applied to women and children.
n. a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain) [syn: positron emission tomography]
A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person's company or protection, as opposed to working animals, sport animals, livestock, and laboratory animals, which are kept primarily for performance, agricultural value, or research. The most popular pets are noted for their attractive appearances and their loyal or playful personalities.
Pets provide their owners (or guardians) physical and emotional benefits. Walking a dog can supply both the human and pet with exercise, fresh air, and social interaction. Pets can give companionship to elderly adults who do not have adequate social interaction with other people, as well as other people that are living alone. There is a medically approved class of therapy animals, mostly dogs or cats, that are brought to visit confined humans. Pet therapy utilizes trained animals and handlers to achieve specific physical, social, cognitive, and emotional goals with patients.
The most popular pets are likely dogs and cats, but people also keep house rabbits, ferrets; rodents such as gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, fancy rats, and guinea pigs; avian pets, such as canaries, parakeets, corvids and parrots; reptile pets, such as turtles, lizards and snakes; aquatic pets, such as goldfish, tropical fish and frogs; and arthropod pets, such as tarantulas and hermit crabs.
Pet is the debut album by New Zealand rock band, Fur Patrol, released in 2000.
Pet is an upcoming 2016 United States/Spain psychological thriller film written by Jeremy Slater, directed by Carles Torrens, and starring Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jennette McCurdy, and Nathan Parsons. The project debuted at the South by Southwest Film festival during March 2016.
Usage examples of "pet".
Stalinist lapels and hemlines into spangly kitsch, the Day-Glo designer industrial-waste outlets vending pet elements from beyond the actinide seriesin all this synthetic needs-mongering, Kraft and Linda stumble upon a bookstore.
Carl was bent over the benchtop in his lab, carefully pi petting a sucrose-laden DNA solution tinted with a blue indicator dye into a row of tiny slots in an agarose gel.
Frank had dated her briefly in high school, but the romance never advanced past petting, and Peggy had married a real estate agent the same month Frank went into the academy.
His parents took him to a hospital and they performed a CAT scan and an MRI scan and a PET scan and digital subtraction angiography and they found nothing wrong.
One lab looked like a pet shop given over to aquarists with a couple hundred fish tanks lining the walls and situated on most of the tables, as well.
Xavier uproots my pet araucaria and bears it across the garden into the conservatory I protest at the top of my voice.
She loved her hometown the way one loves a loyal family pet during its arthritic, bad-smelling final years.
Lily Bede spent money like this on every meal and hosted conventions for impecunious suffragists, and collected antique race horses as pets, she must be damn near running the estate into the ground.
It was her pet project, the prototype of several other homes for juveniles that she hinted The Foundation might be able to finance with the generous bequest she might leave us.
When this lady learned that Biche had been a pet of the king, she at first refused to give it up: and only after several demands, and with much difficulty, could she be induced to return it.
Jay had spotted her, Birdie glared at him, obviously having overheard his disparaging remarks regarding her pet.
Bozo has gone back to the wild, with most of her litter, and Bozo, together with one of his male pups, feeling the need for human companionship again, now that the urge for domesticity had waned, took to haunting the gates of Shondakor, and finally deigned to join us in the palace as a pet of the entire court.
My grandmother, Marzia, whose pet I was, came to me, bathed my face with cold water, and, unknown to everyone in the house, took me with her in a gondola as far as Muran, a thickly-populated island only half a league distant from Venice.
Pippinella, the green canary--half canary, half greenfinch--whom Doctor Dolittle had bought from a pet shop, and how she became the prima donna of his opera company.
Some courtiers carried their pet cats on their arms: highly bred miniature lynxes, caracals, and ocelots, trained to sit demurely at plateside and daintily share the feast.