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Put is sometimes a misspelling of but.

The word put is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun put

What does put mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: puts

  1. the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of put: put option
    • more generic word: option = the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price
    • part of: span / straddle = the act of sitting or standing astride

Alternative definition of the noun put


  1. [business] A right to sell something at a predetermined price.
  2. [finance] A contract to sell a security at a set price on or before a certain date.
  3. [obsolete] An idiot; a foolish person.

Definition of the verb put

What does put mean as a doing word?

Put is one of the top 50 most common verbs. It is used mostly in speech, being one of the top 50 most common verbs in spoken English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. put into a certain place or abstract location
    • examples: Put your things here | They put the bags on the table
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I put the book here/there
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]I put the book on/under/near the table
      [Agent - being] [Verb] on / upon [Destination] [Theme]They put upon me a brilliant, red helm

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): place, set, stick.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of put: lay / place / pose / position / set
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific terms:
      • introduce / stick in / enclose / inclose / insert / put in = place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing
      • docket = place on the docket for legal action
      • cock = set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
      • postpose = place after another constituent in the sentence
      • prepose = place before another constituent in the sentence
      • step = place (a ship's mast) in its step
      • put back / replace = put something back where it belongs
      • stratify = form, arrange, or deposit in layers
      • plant = place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
      • intersperse = place at intervals in or among
      • snuggle / nestle = position comfortably
      • pile = place or lay as if in a pile
      • arrange / set up = put into a proper or systematic order
      • superimpose / superpose / lay over = place on top of
      • superpose = place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
      • park = place temporarily
      • ensconce / settle = fix firmly
      • dispose = place or put in a particular order
      • emplace = put into place or position
      • emplace = provide a new emplacement for guns
      • ship = place on board a ship
      • underlay = put (something) under or beneath
      • trench = set, plant, or bury in a trench
      • pigeonhole = place into a small compartment
      • shelve = place on a shelf
      • jar = place in a cylindrical vessel
      • repose = to put something (eg trust) in something
      • sign = place signs, as along a road
      • middle = put in the middle
      • parallelize = place parallel to one another
      • butt = place end to end without overlapping
      • recess = put into a recess
      • reposition = place into another position
      • thrust / throw = place or put with great energy
      • tee up / tee = place on a tee
      • rack up = place in a rack
      • coffin = place into a coffin
      • bed = put to bed
      • appose = place side by side or in close proximity
      • place down / put down / set down = cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
      • seed / sow = place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
      • misplace = place or position wrongly
      • juxtapose = place side by side
      • set down = put or settle into a position
      • bottle = put into bottles
      • bucket = put into a bucket
      • barrel = put in barrels
      • ground = place or put on the ground
      • pillow / rest = rest on or as if on a pillow
      • upend = set, turn, or stand on end
      • sit down / seat / sit = show to a seat
      • seat = place in or on a seat
      • put down / repose / lay = put in a horizontal position
      • place upright / stand up / stand = put into an upright position
      • recline = cause to recline
      • plant / set = put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
      • install / instal / put in / set up = set up for use
      • deposit / situate / posit / fix = put (something somewhere) firmly
      • ladle = put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
      • poise = cause to be balanced or suspended
      • lean = cause to lean or incline
      • clap = put quickly or forcibly
      • rest = put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
      • perch = cause to perch or sit
      • load = put (something) on a structure or conveyance
      • cram = put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
      • set = put into a position that will restore a normal state
      • siphon = move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
      • seat = place or attach firmly in or on a base
      • position = cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
      • glycerolise / glycerolize = place in glycerol
      • space = place at intervals
      • marshal = place in proper rank
      • settle down / settle = settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
      • throw = to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
      • imbricate = place so as to overlap
  2. cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation
    • examples: That song put me in awful good humor | put your ideas in writing
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific term: put to sleep = help someone go to bed
  3. formulate in a particular style or language
  4. attribute or give
    • examples: 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
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonym of put: assign
    • more generic words: apply / employ / use / utilise / utilize = put into service
    • more specific word: repose = put or confide something in a person or thing
  5. make an investment
    • example: Put money into bonds
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of put: commit / invest / place
    • more generic words: drop / expend / spend = pay out
    • more specific terms:
      • fund = invest money in government securities
      • roll over = re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security
      • shelter = invest (money) so that it is not taxable
      • tie up = invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
      • speculate / job = invest at a risk
      • buy into = buy stocks or shares of a company
  6. estimate
    • example: We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of put: place / set
    • more generic words: approximate / estimate / gauge / guess / judge = judge tentatively or form an estimate of
  7. cause (someone) to undergo something
    • example: He put her to the torture
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic word: subject = cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
  8. adapt
    • example: put these words to music
    • domain: music
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: arrange / set = adapt for performance in a different way
  9. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

Alternative definition of the verb put


  1. To place something somewhere
  2. To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition
  3. [finance] To exercise a put option
  4. To express something in a certain manner
  5. [athletics] To throw a heavy iron ball as a sport. See shot put.


Who is Put?

Put a.k.a. Phut or Put is the third son of Ham, in the biblical Table of Nations. The name Put is also used in the Bible for the people or nation said to be descended from him, usually placed in Ancient Libya, but connections are sometimes proposed with the Land of Punt known from Ancient Egyptian annals.

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Put is a fictional character from the 1970 film When Women Had Tails.


"Put" is a poem by Branko Radičević.


Put is an English tavern trick-taking card game first recorded in the 16th century and later castigated by 17th century moralists as one of ill repute. It belongs to a very ancient family of card games and clearly relates to a group known as Trut, Truque, also Tru, and the South American game Truco. Its more elaborate version is the Spanish game of Truc, which is still much played in many parts of Southern France and Spain.


  1. Put a.k.a. Sri Sathya Sai Airport is located at Puttaparthi in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The airport is named for Sathya Sai Baba, the Indian guru. It is a small airport with facilities for chartered flights rather than commercial aircraft. The airport was inaugurated on November 24, 1990. The 1000 metre long airstrip was constructed by L&T ECC. It was later extended to enable the operation of jet aircraft.
  2. Put a.k.a. Put': Put' is a town in the Tambov Oblast of Russia.

There are other places with in their name, like Put-in-Bay and Put-in-Bay Township.


Put a.k.a. Putoh Language is an human language.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Put

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Google previewExotic Derivatives and Risk (2009)

Theory, Extensions and Applications by Mondher Bellalah

A binary put is a bet on whether the asset price would be below the strike price.

Google previewThe Blank Swan (2010)

The End of Probability by Elie Ayache

Finding a price for a given put is the traditional question of the pricing model as a model of risk. However, finding a putsuch that itmay trade for one cent evenworse , continually asking the dynamic questionofthe next put, somuch so thatitisno ...

Google previewOption Traders' Market Basic Terms Overview (2010)

by Michael C. Thomsett

A Put Is the Right to Sell 100 Shares A put is the opposite of a call. This option grants its owner the right, but not the obligation, ...

Google previewMeasures, Integrals and Martingales (2017)

by René L. Schilling

put is an outer measure such that pu"; (S) s C(S) for all Se 5: (ii) .2/* is a 0- algebra and pl"|...." is a measure; (iii) put is maximal: if v is another outer measure satisfying vo(S) s C(S) for all Se 5, then v'(A) < pu" (A) for all A C X. Proof Large parts ...

Google previewEssential Option Strategies (2016)

Understanding the Market and Avoiding Common Pitfalls by J. J. Kinahan

Like short selling, the long put is a strategy initiated when the short-term outlook is bearish on the underlying security. However, long puts along with a stock position is actually a bullish trade and somewhat similar to the long call. Let's see how ...

Google previewFundamentals of Futures and options markets (2013)

by John Hull, Sirimon Treepongkaruna, David Colwell, Richard Heaney, David Pitt

The payoff from a floating lookback put is the amount by which the maximum asset price achieved during the life of the...

Google previewDictionary of Finance, Investment and Banking (2016)

by E. Banks

PUT See PUT OPTION. PUT-CALL PARITY Relationships in OPTION pricing that must hold true in order for no-ARBITRAGE conditions to exist. The primary parity relationship indicates that the sum of the price ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for Three-year-olds (2004)

by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy

For example, put one bird sticker on the first tag, then two birds on the second tag, and so on. 2. Stick each tag on a berry basket. 3. Place a plastic egg into each berry ...

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Usage statistics about put

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Usage statistics for the verb put:

spoken English76.22%written English23.78% conversational speech61.76%task-oriented speech38.24% imaginative writing66.19%informational writing33.81%

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Quotes about Put

Marvel has put out good product. DC has put out good product. Even Image has put out good product, as far as I'm concerned... although it's few and far between. But it's not getting recognized, no matter who's doing it. (Rob Walton)
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Scrabble value of P3U1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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