What does PET mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. petnoun

    a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement

  2. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, duckynoun

    a special loved one

  3. petnoun

    a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)

  4. positron emission tomography, PETadjective

    using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)

  5. favored, favorite(a), favourite(a), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferentverb

    preferred above all others and treated with partiality

    "the favored child"

  6. petverb

    stroke or caress gently

    "pet the lamb"

  7. petverb

    stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking

GCIDE

  1. petnoun

    Any animal kept as a companion, usually in or around one's home, typically domesticated and cared for attentively and often affectionately. Distinguished from animals raised for food or to perform useful tasks, as a draft animal or a farm animal.

    Etymology: [Formerly peat, perhaps from Ir. peat, akin to Gael. peata.]

Wikipedia

  1. Pet

    A pet, or companion animal, is an animal kept primarily for a person's company or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock or a laboratory animal. Popular pets are often considered to have attractive appearances, intelligence and relatable personalities, but some pets may be taken in on an altruistic basis (such as a stray animal) and accepted by the owner regardless of these characteristics. Two of the most popular pets are dogs and cats; the technical term for a cat lover is an ailurophile and a dog lover a cynophile. Other animals commonly kept include: rabbits; ferrets; pigs; rodents, such as gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, rats, mice, and guinea pigs; avian pets, such as parrots, passerines and fowls; reptile pets, such as turtles, alligators, crocodiles, lizards, and snakes; aquatic pets, such as fish, freshwater and saltwater snails, amphibians like frogs and salamanders; and arthropod pets, such as tarantulas and hermit crabs. Small pets may be grouped together as pocket pets, while the equine and bovine group include the largest companion animals. Pets provide their owners (or "guardians") both physical and emotional benefits. Walking a dog can provide both the human and the dog with exercise, fresh air and social interaction. Pets can give companionship to people who are living alone or elderly adults who do not have adequate social interaction with other people. There is a medically approved class of therapy animals, mostly dogs or cats, that are brought to visit confined humans, such as children in hospitals or elders in nursing homes. Pet therapy utilizes trained animals and handlers to achieve specific physical, social, cognitive or emotional goals with patients. People most commonly get pets for companionship, to protect a home or property or because of the perceived beauty or attractiveness of the animals. A 1994 Canadian study found that the most common reasons for not owning a pet were lack of ability to care for the pet when traveling (34.6%), lack of time (28.6%) and lack of suitable housing (28.3%), with dislike of pets being less common (19.6%). Some scholars, ethicists and animal rights organizations have raised concerns over keeping pets because of the lack of autonomy and the objectification of non-human animals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petnoun

    a cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand

    Etymology: [Perh. for petty cock.]

  2. Petnoun

    any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child

    Etymology: [Perh. for petty cock.]

  3. Petnoun

    a slight fit of peevishness or fretfulness

    Etymology: [Perh. for petty cock.]

  4. Petadjective

    petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory

    Etymology: [Perh. for petty cock.]

  5. Petverb

    to treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled

    Etymology: [Perh. for petty cock.]

  6. Petverb

    to be a pet

    Etymology: [Perh. for petty cock.]

Freebase

  1. Pet

    A pet is an animal kept for a person's company, as opposed to livestock, laboratory animals, working animals and sport animals which are kept for economic reasons. The most popular pets are noted for their attractive appearances and their loyal or playful personalities. Their pedigree may also be a factor. In some cases pets may also provide their owners with benefits, such as providing companionship to elderly adults who do not have adequate social interaction with other people. While some people believe in the physical and emotional benefits of owning a pet, scientists are currently working to verify these ideas with medical studies. There is now 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. Walking a dog can provide both the owner and the dog with exercise, fresh air, and social interaction. The most popular pets are dogs and cats, but there are also rodent pets, such as gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, fancy rats, and guinea pigs; avian pets, such as canaries, parakeets, and parrots; reptile pets, such as turtles, lizards and snakes; aquatic pets, such as tropical fish and frogs; and arthropod pets, such as tarantulas and hermit crabs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pet

    pet, n. any animal tame and fondled: a word of endearment often used to young children: a favourite child: a wilful young woman—also Peat.—adj. indulged: cherished: favourite.—v.t. to treat as a pet: to fondle:—pr.p. pet′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. pet′ted. [Celt., as Ir. peat, Gael. peata.]

  2. Pet

    pet, n. a sudden fit of peevishness or slight passion: ill-humour.—v.i. to be peevish, to sulk. [From the above word.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'PET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4720

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    Rank popularity for the word 'PET' in Nouns Frequency: #1943

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PET in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of PET in a Sentence

  1. Niliflash:

    A cat is an ordinary pet in the sight of those who don't know what it takes.

  2. Scott Barton:

    The zoos CEO, Scott Barton, had said they wereworking with local veterinary hospitals and pet stores, in addition the police, for help in retrievingthe birds. We are appealing to anyone in the community to provide any information that would result in the safe return of these two beloved animals.

  3. Carmela Stamper:

    Giving your dog a bone treat might lead to an unexpected trip to your veterinarian, a possible emergency surgery, or even death for your pet.

  4. Kwon Beom-suk:

    They should have started this process a long time ago, we have too many pets in South Korea even though the pet culture has not matured yet.

  5. Kang Chong-suk:

    We know we are a bit late, but we are aiming to become a developed country in terms of the pet industry, there were absolutely no regulations and many illegal activities were being carried out.

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  • حيوان منزلي, حيوان اليفArabic
  • mascotaCatalan, Valencian
  • domácí mazlíčekCzech
  • kæle, kæledyrDanish
  • streicheln, Heimtier, Haustier, Pet, LieblingGerman
  • dorlotbesto, karesi, hejmbesto, karesiĝi, dombestoEsperanto
  • mascota, acariciarSpanish
  • حیوان خانگیPersian
  • hyväillä, silittää, lellikki, lemmikki, lemmikkieläinFinnish
  • chouchou, animal de compagnie, peloter, caresser, se peloter, animal familierFrench
  • peataIrish
  • חיית מחמדHebrew
  • पालतूHindi
  • simogat, házi kedvencHungarian
  • membelaiIndonesian
  • animale domestico, accarezzareItalian
  • ペット, 撫でるJapanese
  • შინაური ცხოველიGeorgian
  • ಪಿಇಟಿKannada
  • 펫, 愛玩動物, 애완동물Korean
  • petLatin
  • maimoa, mōkaiMāori
  • милува, мињон, љубимец, гали, домашен миленик, се гали, домашно миленичеMacedonian
  • haiwan peliharaanMalay
  • aaien, strelen, huisdierDutch
  • kjæle, kjærtegne, kose med, kjæledyrNorwegian
  • łį́į́ʼNavajo, Navaho
  • zwierzę domowePolish
  • animal de estimação, acariciarPortuguese
  • mângâiaRomanian
  • ласкаться, ласкать, домашнее животное, питомец, любимец, гладитьRussian
  • mezimac, мезимац, ljubimac, maziti, миловати, miljenik, мазити, milovati, љубимац, миљеникSerbo-Croatian
  • husdjur, klappa, sällskapsdjur, keldjur, smekaSwedish
  • پالتو جانورUrdu
  • nimülVolapük
  • 宠物Chinese
  • ukuntoko, ukunto, isilwane sasekhayaZulu

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