What does puppet mean?

Definitions for puppet
ˈpʌp ɪtpup·pet

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word puppet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. puppet, marionette(noun)

    a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer

  2. creature, tool, puppet(noun)

    a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

  3. puppet(noun)

    a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers

Wiktionary

  1. puppet(Noun)

    Any small model of a person or animal able to be moved by strings, rods or in the form of a glove.

    Etymology: From poupette.

  2. puppet(Noun)

    A person, country, etc, controlled by another.

    Etymology: From poupette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puppet(noun)

    a small image in the human form; a doll

    Etymology: [OE. popet, OF. poupette; akin to F. poupe a doll, probably from L. puppa, pupa, a girl, doll, puppet. Cf. Poupeton, Pupa, Pupil, Puppy.]

  2. Puppet(noun)

    a similar figure moved by the hand or by a wire in a mock drama; a marionette; a wooden actor in a play

    Etymology: [OE. popet, OF. poupette; akin to F. poupe a doll, probably from L. puppa, pupa, a girl, doll, puppet. Cf. Poupeton, Pupa, Pupil, Puppy.]

  3. Puppet(noun)

    one controlled in his action by the will of another; a tool; -- so used in contempt

    Etymology: [OE. popet, OF. poupette; akin to F. poupe a doll, probably from L. puppa, pupa, a girl, doll, puppet. Cf. Poupeton, Pupa, Pupil, Puppy.]

  4. Puppet(noun)

    the upright support for the bearing of the spindle in a lathe

    Etymology: [OE. popet, OF. poupette; akin to F. poupe a doll, probably from L. puppa, pupa, a girl, doll, puppet. Cf. Poupeton, Pupa, Pupil, Puppy.]

Freebase

  1. Puppet

    A puppet is an inanimate object or representational figure animated or manipulated by an entertainer, who is called a puppeteer. It is used in puppetry, which is a very ancient form of theatre. There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made of a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use. They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Puppet

    pup′et, n. a small doll or image moved by wires in a show: a marionette: one who acts just as another tells him.—ns. Pupp′etry, finery, affectation: a puppet-show; Pupp′et-show, -play, a mock show or drama performed by puppets; Pupp′et-valve, a valve like a pot-lid attached to a rod, and used in steam-engines for covering an opening. [O. Fr. poupette, dim. from L. pupa.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puppet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puppet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of puppet in a Sentence

  1. Jason Hawes:

    You're asking something to enter you, and you're opening yourself up to a world of trouble, you're asking something to use you as a puppet. I would never open myself to it.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    There are real questions being raised about whether Donald Trump himself is just a puppet for the Kremlin in this race, washington Republicans ' need Donald Trump to disclose all of his financial ties and whether Donald Trump advisers are having meetings with the Kremlin. Mook pressed similar points on CBS, saying Trump has ties to China money, while again trying to deflect questions about the foundation’s alleged.

  3. Steven Spielberg:

    When E.T. was re-released, I actually digitized 5 shots where ‘E.T.’ went from being a puppet to a digital puppet and I also replaced the gun when the F.B.I. runs up on the van, now they walkie talkies. So, there’s a really bad version of ‘E.T.’ where I took my cue from ‘Star Wars’ and all of the digital enhancements of ‘A New Hope’ that George put in, and I went ahead, because the marketing at Universal thought we need something to get an audience back, and see the movie so I did a few touch up in the film, social media wasn’t as profound as it is today but what was just beginning, you know, erupted a loud, negative voice about, ‘how could you ruin our favorite childhood film by taking the guns away and putting walkie-talkies in their hands among other things.’ So, I learned a big lesson and that’s the last time I decided to ever mess with the past. What’s done is done, and um, I’ll never go back and do another movie I’ve made and I have control over to enhance or changes.

  4. Jason Dalton:

    When I logged onto site( the Uber app), it started making me feel like a puppet.

  5. Johnny Galecki:

    Early on, Bobby and Jordan Horowitz (another of the film’s producers) bonded over the idea of using practical effects, nobody has anything against CGI as an additive. I think we all see the benefit of digital effects. But I think audiences have missed seeing these puppets, I think they miss seeing the sweat and the fingerprints. We used CGI as a sweetener, very, very subtly, in expressions in the eyes and things of that nature. Otherwise, we had real puppeteers there, whether they were under the table with their hand in the puppet or whether they were within the puppet, as the creatures grow bigger. It was a blast; it was really fun. Oddly, when you spend 12 hours a day with these puppets, they become little personalities. They just feel like fellow castmates, as absurd as that sounds.

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