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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pet  \Pet\,  n.  [Formerly  peat,  perhaps  from  Ir  peat,  akin  to 
  Gael.  peata.] 
  1.  A  cade  lamb;  a  lamb  brought  up  by  hand. 
 
  2.  Any  person  or  animal  especially  cherished  and  indulged;  a 
  fondling;  a  darling;  often  a  favorite  child. 
 
  The  love  of  cronies,  pets,  and  favorites.  --Tatler. 
 
  3.  [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.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pet  \Pet\,  a. 
  Petted;  indulged;  admired;  cherished;  as  a  pet  child;  a  pet 
  lamb;  a  pet  theory. 
 
  Some  young  lady's  pet  curate.  --F.  Harrison. 
 
  {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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pet  \Pet\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Petted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Petting}.] 
  To  treat  as  a  pet;  to  fondle;  to  indulge;  as  she  was  petted 
  and  spoiled. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pet  \Pet\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  a  pet.  --Feltham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pet 
  adj  :  preferred  above  all  others  and  treated  with  partiality;  "the 
  favored  child"  [syn:  {favored},  {favorite(a)},  {favourite(a)}, 
  {preferred}] 
  n  1:  a  domesticated  animal  kept  for  companionship  or  amusement 
  2:  a  special  loved  one  [syn:  {darling},  {favorite},  {favourite}, 
  {dearie},  {deary},  {ducky}] 
  3:  using  a  computerized  radiographic  technique  to  examine  the 
  metabolic  activity  in  various  tissues  (especially  in  the 
  brain)  [syn:  {positron  emission  tomography},  {PET}] 
  v  :  stroke  or  caress  gently;  "pet  the  lamb" 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  PET 
  Personal  Electronic  Translator 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  PET 
  Print  Enhancement  Technology  Compaq 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  PET 
  Progressive  Educational  Technology 
 
 




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