AskDefine | Define put

Dictionary Definition

put n : the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date [syn: put option] [ant: call option]


1 put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point" [syn: set, place, pose, position, lay]
2 cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation; "That song put me in awful good humor"
3 formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language" [syn: frame, redact, cast, couch]
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" [syn: assign]
5 make an investment; "Put money into bonds" [syn: invest, commit, place] [ant: divest]
6 estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn: place, set]
7 cause (someone) to undergo something; "He put her to the torture"
8 adapt; "put these words to music"
9 arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times" [syn: arrange, set up, order] [also: putting]

User Contributed Dictionary



putte, from putian


  • , /pʊt/, /pUt/
  • Rhymes: -ʊt


  1. To place something somewhere
    She put her books on the table.
  2. To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition
    Put your horse in order!
    He is putting all his energy into this one task.
    She tends to put herself in dangerous situations.
  3. In the context of "stock market": To exercise a put option
    He got out of his Procter and Gamble bet by putting his shares at 80.
  4. To express something in a certain manner
    When you put it that way, I guess I can see your point.
  5. To throw a heavy iron ball. See shot put.


to place something somewhere
  • Chinese: (fàng)
  • Esperanto: meti
  • French: placer, mettre
  • German: setzen, stellen, legen
  • Irish: cuir
  • Italian: mettere
  • Korean: 두다
  • Portuguese: pôr, colocar, botar
  • Russian: класть
  • Spanish: poner, colocar, situar
to bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition
stock market, to excercise a put option
to express something in a certain manner


  1. A contract to sell stock at a set price on or before a certain date.
    He bought a January '08 put for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet.

See also



  1. road
  2. way
  3. track



  1. road
  2. way




  • lang=nl|/'pɵt/


  1. pit, well


Etymology 1

From pouvoir

Etymology 2

From paître


Alternative spellings


  1. road
  2. way
  3. track

Extensive Definition

Put can refer to:
  • Put option, a financial contract between two parties, the buyer and the seller of the option
  • The biblical Put, the son of Ham and the grandson of Noah. See the article Phut
  • A type of HTTP request used for uploading files to a specified URI on a web-server
  • The FTP option that copies a file from the local system to the remote system (as compared to "get")
PUT may also be an acronym referring to:
  • Products Under Test, products being considered for DivX certification
put in Dutch: Put

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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