pet.

abbr. Peter (New Testament).

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petroleum.

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Pet. (Bible)
abbrev
(the Letters of) Peter

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pet1 «peht», noun, adjective, verb, pet|ted, pet|ting.
–n.
1. any animal kept as a favorite and treated with affection: »

The farmer told his daughter she could bring the little lamb into the house as a pet.

2. any person who is treated with special kindness or favor; a darling or favorite: »

teacher's pet; ... the spoiled pet of a wealthy family (Charlotte Brontë).

–adj.
1. treated or kept as a pet: »

a pet rabbit.

2. especially cherished; darling or favorite: »

a pet chair.

3. showing affection; expressing fondness: »

a pet name.

4. Informal. particular; special: »

a pet aversion, a pet theory, a pet phrase.

–v.t.
1. to treat as a pet; stroke or pat; touch lovingly and gently: »

She is petting the kitten.

SYNONYM(S): coddle, pamper.
2. to yield to the wishes of; indulge: »

She enjoyed being fêted and petted as much as a cat enjoys being stroked (Harriet Beecher Stowe).

SYNONYM(S): coddle, pamper.
–v.i.
U.S. Informal. to make love by caressing and fondling.
[< Scottish Gaelic peata]
pet2 «peht», noun, verb, pet|ted, pet|ting.
–n.
a fit of being cross or peevish; fretful discontent: »

When he didn't get his way, he jumped on his bicycle and rode off in a pet.

SYNONYM(S): peevishness.
–v.i.
to be in a pet; sulk.
[origin uncertain; perhaps influenced by petulant]
Pet.,
Peter (2 books of the New Testament).
PET (no periods),
positron-emission tomograph or tomography (a device similar to the CAT scanner but using radioactive tracers): »

PETs (such as the whole-body scanner installed in London's Hammersmith Hospital last year) (New Scientist).

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abbr. Bible Peter

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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