What is the meaning of put?


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


  • Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    • usage: "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
  • Cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation.
    • usage: "That song put me in awful good humor"; "put your ideas in writing"
  • Formulate in a particular style or language.
    • usage: "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
  • Attribute or give.
    • usage: "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"
  • Make an investment.
    • usage: "Put money into bonds"
  • Estimate.
    • usage: "We put the time of arrival at 8 P. M."
  • Cause (someone) to undergo something.
    • usage: "He put her to the torture"
  • Adapt.
    • usage: "put these words to music"
  • Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events.
    • usage: "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
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APAWordNet. (2010). put. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/put/definitions/1304789
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "put" http://smartdefine.org/put/definitions/1304789 (accessed April 23, 2019).
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