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My biggest pet peeve is when people don't admit what they've done.
Daniela Bobadilla

Meaning of "pet" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PET

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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PET

pet  [pɛt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PET

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pet is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb pet in English.

WHAT DOES PET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pet

Pet

A pet is an animal kept primarily for a person's company or protection, as opposed to working animals, sport animals, livestock, and laboratory animals, which are kept primarily for performance, agricultural value, or research. The most popular pets are noted for their attractive appearances and their loyal or playful personalities. Pets commonly provide their owners physical and emotional benefits. Walking a dog can supply both the human and pet with exercise, fresh air, and social interaction. Pets can give companionship to elderly adults who do not have adequate social interaction with other people. There is a medically approved class of therapy animals, mostly dogs, that are brought to visit confined humans. Pet therapy utilizes trained animals and handlers to achieve specific physical, social, cognitive, and emotional goals with patients. The most popular pets are likely dogs and cats, but people also keep house rabbits, ferrets; rodents such as gerbils, hamsters...

Definition of pet in the English dictionary

The first definition of pet in the dictionary is a tame animal kept in a household for companionship, amusement, etc. Other definition of pet is a person who is fondly indulged; favourite. Pet is also kept as a pet.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PET

PRESENT

Present
I pet
you pet
he/she/it pets
we pet
you pet
they pet
Present continuous
I am petting
you are petting
he/she/it is petting
we are petting
you are petting
they are petting
Present perfect
I have petted
you have petted
he/she/it has petted
we have petted
you have petted
they have petted
Present perfect continuous
I have been petting
you have been petting
he/she/it has been petting
we have been petting
you have been petting
they have been petting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I petted
you petted
he/she/it petted
we petted
you petted
they petted
Past continuous
I was petting
you were petting
he/she/it was petting
we were petting
you were petting
they were petting
Past perfect
I had petted
you had petted
he/she/it had petted
we had petted
you had petted
they had petted
Past perfect continuous
I had been petting
you had been petting
he/she/it had been petting
we had been petting
you had been petting
they had been petting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will pet
you will pet
he/she/it will pet
we will pet
you will pet
they will pet
Future continuous
I will be petting
you will be petting
he/she/it will be petting
we will be petting
you will be petting
they will be petting
Future perfect
I will have petted
you will have petted
he/she/it will have petted
we will have petted
you will have petted
they will have petted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been petting
you will have been petting
he/she/it will have been petting
we will have been petting
you will have been petting
they will have been petting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would pet
you would pet
he/she/it would pet
we would pet
you would pet
they would pet
Conditional continuous
I would be petting
you would be petting
he/she/it would be petting
we would be petting
you would be petting
they would be petting
Conditional perfect
I would have pet
you would have pet
he/she/it would have pet
we would have pet
you would have pet
they would have pet
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been petting
you would have been petting
he/she/it would have been petting
we would have been petting
you would have been petting
they would have been petting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you pet
we let´s pet
you pet
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to pet
Past participle
petted
Present Participle
petting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PET

pesty
pet day
pet food
pet hate
pet insurance
pet name
pet owner
pet parent
pet passport
pet shop
Pet.
Peta
petabyte
petahertz
petal
petal-like
petaliferous
petaline
petalism
petalled

WORDS THAT END LIKE PET

basket
bet
budget
cabinet
carpet
diet
et
factory outlet
feet
forget
get
gilet
het
in the secret
internet
jet
let
magnet
man in the street
on the market

Synonyms and antonyms of pet in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PET»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pet» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pet

Translation of «pet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PET

Find out the translation of pet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

宠物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

animal doméstico
570 millions of speakers

English

pet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पालतू
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَيَوَانٌ ألِيفٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

домашнее животное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

animal de estimação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পোষা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

animal de compagnie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Haiwan peliharaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Haustier
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ペット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

애완 동물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vật nuôi làm cảnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

pet
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पाळीव प्राण्यांचे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Evcil Hayvan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

animale domestico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zwierzę domowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

домашня тварина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

animal de companie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατοικίδιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

troeteldier
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

husdjur
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjæledyr
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pet

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PET»

The term «pet» is very widely used and occupies the 2.093 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pet» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pet» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pet

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pet.
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Scott Adams
There's kind of a toll you have to pay with a cat; if you don't pet her for 10 minutes she'll bother you for six hours.
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Joseph Altuzarra
One of my biggest pet peeves is well-dressed designers. If you spend that much time thinking about your own clothes, you're not spending enough time thinking about what you're designing.
3
Jane Badler
Children are my pet cause. I have a foster child in El Salvador, and whenever I'm home, I work for the Adam Walsh Foundation, which finds missing children. I also do some hospital visits and other things for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
4
Kate Beckinsale
I have more pet peeves than anybody: people talking in the movie theater, people eating in the movie theater loudly, people being rude, people making noise when you're supposed to be asleep, like drilling noises outside. I could be here all day.
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Daniela Bobadilla
My biggest pet peeve is when people don't admit what they've done.
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Ralph Boston
To this day I don't ever remember seeing a pet inside Moscow, I never saw anyone carrying a dog, or leading a dog. Err I finally saw a, a pet some years later in Kiev, so I thought that life must have been, different.
7
Max Cannon
We all have our pet things that we like to get religious about.
8
George Carlin
Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
9
Justin Chambers
And I strongly believe people should rescue dogs, or, at the very least, listen to Bob Barker and have your pet spayed or neutered.
10
Cher
I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PET»

Discover the use of pet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pet Sematary
When a little boy's pet dies, and he persuades his parents to bury it in an old Indian cemetary, reputed by legend to house restless spirits, a nightmare of death and destruction begins as deceased animals come back to life, in a new ...
Stephen King, 2002
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The Loss of a Pet
This book helps you understand: * The grieving process, including typical stages of grief and techniques for coping * Grieving for a missing pet, one you had to give up because of a change in life situation, and other difficult ...
Wallace Sife, 2005
3
PET: Physics, Instrumentation, and Scanners
This book is designed to give the reader a solid understanding of the physics and instrumentation aspects of PET, including how PET data are collected and formed into an image.
Michael E. Phelps, 2006
4
Grieving the Death of a Pet
Because our relationships with our animal companions are unlike human relationships, the death of a pet is like no other loss that we will experience.
Betty J. Carmack
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Atlas of PET-CT: A Quick Guide to Image Interpretation
This atlas aims to become a standard text for nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists, residents and technicians whose work involves PET/CT imaging. This book is also suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Stefano Fanti, Mohsen Farsad, Luigi Mansi, 2008
6
Manual of Exotic Pet Practice
This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential information on the care and treatment of exotic pets.
Mark A. Mitchell, Thomas N. Tully, 2009
7
Basics of PET Imaging: Physics, Chemistry, and Regulations
This is an ideal text on PET and PET/CT imaging technology that focuses on the basics, such as physics, instrumentation, production of PET radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, and regulations affecting PET.
Gopal B. Saha, 2010
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PET and PET/CT Study Guide: A Review for Passing the PET ...
The book is organized by sections of increasing difficulty, with over 600 multiple-choice questions covering diagnostic procedures, instrumentation/quality control, radiation protection, and radiopharmaceuticals used in PET and PET/CT ...
Andrzej Moniuszko, Adam Sciuk, 2012
9
PET Direct Workbook with Answers
PET Direct prepares students for the Cambridge ESOL PET examination. The Workbook with answers provides twelve units of additional language practice and includes a complete practice test.
Sue Ireland, Joanna Kosta, 2010
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Objective PET Student's Book with Answers with CD-ROM
SECOND EDITION of the best-selling course first published in 2003. Provides exam preparation and practice for the PET exam.
Louise Hashemi, Barbara Thomas, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pet is used in the context of the following news items.
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Houser recounted pet death story for Duson woman
A man seated alone at a nearby booth drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon beer approached the women around 5:30 p.m. to pet Barbier's two ... «The Daily Advertiser, Jul 15»
2
New pet store offering self-service dog washes
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A pet store franchise is expanding in Fort Wayne. The second Pet Supplies Plus store opened Saturday in the ... «WANE, Jul 15»
3
Pet of the Week: Brownie
Our pet of the week from Broward Animal Care is Brownie, a happy boy who needs a loving home. (Published Sunday, July 26, 2015). Updated ... «NBC 6 South Florida, Jul 15»
4
Tips to Prevent 4 Common Pet Emergencies
But if there were something you could do to lower your pet's chance of having one of these emergencies, would you do it? We're sure you ... «Care2.com, Jul 15»
5
Pet Parade: Little Paws Dachshund Rescue
BOSTON (CBS) — Four dogs up for adoption at the Little Paws Dachshund Rescue were featured on the Pet Parade Sunday morning. «CBS Local, Jul 15»
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Pet Talk: Adult flea bite can cause allergic reaction
Most pet owners know that dogs and cats should be treated regularly with medication to prevent an infestation of fleas, but they may not realize ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
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Alta Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital Seeks to Raise Awareness About …
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., July 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Many pet owners are unaware that some pets suffer from allergies. «GlobeNewswire, Jul 15»
8
Maryland Police Seize Venomous Snakes in House, Pet Store
Authorities seized the snakes Thursday after receiving a tip about the snakes kept in a house in Cresaptown and a pet shop in Cumberland. «NBC4 Washington, Jul 15»
9
14 super-successful people share some of their biggest pet peeves
In an interview with ABC News, the Huffington Post Media Group president and editor-in-chief said her biggest pet peeve is "people who pride ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
10
Man hops zoo fence to pet cougars
A 35-year-old man is being charged with a misdemeanor count of trespassing for hopping a fence at the Columbus Zoo and posting a video of ... «Mashable, Jul 15»

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