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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Putting  \Put"ting\,  n. 
  The  throwing  of  a  heavy  stone,  shot,  etc.,  with  the  hand 
  raised  or  extended  from  the  shoulder;  --  originally,  a 
  Scottish  game. 
 
  {Putting  stone},  a  heavy  stone  used  in  the  game  of  putting. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Put  \Put\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Put};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Putting}.]  [AS.  potian  to  thrust:  cf  Dan.  putte  to  put  to 
  put  into  Fries.  putje  perh.  akin  to  W.  pwtio  to  butt,  poke, 
  thrust;  cf  also  Gael.  put  to  push  thrust,  and  E.  potter,  v. 
  i.] 
  1.  To  move  in  any  direction;  to  impel;  to  thrust;  to  push  -- 
  nearly  obsolete,  except  with  adverbs,  as  with  by  (to  put 
  by  =  to  thrust  aside;  to  divert);  or  with  forth  (to  put 
  forth  =  to  thrust  out). 
 
  His  chief  designs  are  .  .  .  to  put  thee  by  from  thy 
  spiritual  employment.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  To  bring  to  a  position  or  place  to  place  to  lay;  to  set 
  figuratively,  to  cause  to  be  or  exist  in  a  specified 
  relation,  condition,  or  the  like  to  bring  to  a  stated 
  mental  or  moral  condition;  as  to  put  one  in  fear;  to  put 
  a  theory  in  practice;  to  put  an  enemy  to  fight. 
 
  This  present  dignity,  In  which  that  I  have  put  you 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  I  will  put  enmity  between  thee  and  the  woman.  --Gen. 
  iii.  15. 
 
  He  put  no  trust  in  his  servants.  --Job  iv  18. 
 
  When  God  into  the  hands  of  their  deliverer  Puts 
  invincible  might  --Milton. 
 
  In  the  mean  time  other  measures  were  put  in 
  operation.  --Sparks. 
 
  3.  To  attach  or  attribute;  to  assign;  as  to  put  a  wrong 
  construction  on  an  act  or  expression. 
 
  4.  To  lay  down  to  give  up  to  surrender.  [Obs.] 
 
  No  man  hath  more  love  than  this  that  a  man  put  his 
  life  for  his  friends.  --Wyclif  (John 
  xv  13). 
 
  5.  To  set  before  one  for  judgment,  acceptance,  or  rejection; 
  to  bring  to  the  attention;  to  offer;  to  state;  to  express; 
  figuratively,  to  assume;  to  suppose;  --  formerly  sometimes 
  followed  by  that  introducing  a  proposition;  as  to  put  a 
  question;  to  put  a  case. 
 
  Let  us  now  put  that  ye  have  leave  --Chaucer. 
 
  Put  the  perception  and  you  put  the  mind.  --Berkeley. 
 
  These  verses,  originally  Greek,  were  put  in  Latin. 
  --Milton. 
 
  All  this  is  ingeniously  and  ably  put  --Hare. 
 
  6.  To  incite;  to  entice;  to  urge;  to  constrain;  to  oblige. 
 
  These  wretches  put  us  upon  all  mischief.  --Swift. 
 
  Put  me  not  use  the  carnal  weapon  in  my  own  defense. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Thank  him  who  puts  me  loath,  to  this  revenge. 
  --Milton. 
 
  7.  To  throw  or  cast  with  a  pushing  motion  ``overhand,''  the 
  hand  being  raised  from  the  shoulder;  a  practice  in 
  athletics;  as  to  put  the  shot  or  weight. 
 
  8.  (Mining)  To  convey  coal  in  the  mine,  as  from  the  working 
  to  the  tramway.  --Raymond. 
 
  {Put  case},  formerly,  an  elliptical  expression  for  put  or 
  suppose  the  case  to  be 
 
  Put  case  that  the  soul  after  departure  from  the  body 
  may  live.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  {To  put  about}  (Naut.),  to  turn,  or  change  the  course  of  as 
  a  ship. 
 
  {To  put  away}. 
  a  To  renounce;  to  discard;  to  expel. 
  b  To  divorce. 
 
  {To  put  back}. 
  a  To  push  or  thrust  backwards;  hence  to  hinder;  to 
  delay. 
  b  To  refuse;  to  deny. 
 
  Coming  from  thee,  I  could  not  put  him  back 
  --Shak. 
  c  To  set  as  the  hands  of  a  clock,  to  an  earlier  hour. 
  d  To  restore  to  the  original  place  to  replace. 
 
  {To  put  by}. 
  a  To  turn,  set  or  thrust,  aside.  ``Smiling  put  the 
  question  by.''  --Tennyson. 
  b  To  lay  aside;  to  keep  to  sore  up  as  to  put  by 
  money. 
 
  {To  put  down}. 
  a  To  lay  down  to  deposit;  to  set  down 
  b  To  lower;  to  diminish;  as  to  put  down  prices. 
  c  To  deprive  of  position  or  power;  to  put  a  stop  to  to 
  suppress;  to  abolish;  to  confute;  as  to  put  down 
  rebellion  or  traitors. 
 
  Mark,  how  a  plain  tale  shall  put  you  down 
  --Shak. 
 
  Sugar  hath  put  down  the  use  of  honey.  --Bacon. 
  d  To  subscribe;  as  to  put  down  one's  name 
 
  {To  put  forth}. 
  a  To  thrust  out  to  extend,  as  the  hand;  to  cause  to 
  come  or  push  out  as  a  tree  puts  forth  leaves. 
  b  To  make  manifest;  to  develop;  also  to  bring  into 
  action  to  exert;  as  to  put  forth  strength. 
  c  To  propose,  as  a  question,  a  riddle,  and  the  like 
  d  To  publish,  as  a  book. 
 
  {To  put  forward}. 
  a  To  advance  to  a  position  of  prominence  or 
  responsibility;  to  promote. 
  b  To  cause  to  make  progress;  to  aid. 
  c  To  set  as  the  hands  of  a  clock,  to  a  later  hour. 
 
  {To  put  in}. 
  a  To  introduce  among  others  to  insert;  sometimes  to 
  introduce  with  difficulty;  as  to  put  in  a  word  while 
  others  are  discoursing. 
  b  (Naut.)  To  conduct  into  a  harbor,  as  a  ship. 
  c  (Law)  To  place  in  due  form  before  a  court;  to  place 
  among  the  records  of  a  court.  --Burrill. 
  d  (Med.)  To  restore,  as  a  dislocated  part  to  its  place 
 
 
  {To  put  off}. 
  a  To  lay  aside;  to  discard;  as  to  put  off  a  robe;  to 
  put  off  mortality.  ``Put  off  thy  shoes  from  off  thy 
  feet.''  --Ex.  iii.  5. 
  b  To  turn  aside;  to  elude;  to  disappoint;  to  frustrate; 
  to  baffle. 
 
  I  hoped  for  a  demonstration,  but  Themistius 
  hoped  to  put  me  off  with  an  harangue.  --Boyle. 
 
  We  might  put  him  off  with  this  answer. 
  --Bentley. 
  c  To  delay;  to  defer;  to  postpone;  as  to  put  off 
  repentance. 
  d  To  get  rid  of  to  dispose  of  especially,  to  pass 
  fraudulently;  as  to  put  off  a  counterfeit  note,  or  an 
  ingenious  theory 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  putting 
  n  :  hitting  a  golf  ball  on  the  putting  surface  with  a  putter 
  [syn:  {putt}] 




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