What does putty mean?

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ˈpʌt iput·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puttyverb

    a dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oil; used especially to patch woodwork or secure panes of glass

  2. puttyverb

    apply putty in order to fix or fill

    "putty the window sash"


  1. puttynoun

    A form of cement, made from linseed oil and whiting, used to fix panes of glass.

  2. puttynoun

    Any of a range of similar substances.

  3. puttyverb

    to fix something using putty

  4. puttyadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or resembling putty.

  5. Etymology: From potée.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Puttynoun

    An object glass of a fourteen foot telescope, made by an artificer at London, I once mended considerably, by grinding it on pitch with putty, and leaning on it very easily in the grinding, lest the putty should scratch it. Newton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puttynoun

    a kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, -- used in fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for similar purposes

  2. Puttyverb

    to cement, or stop, with putty

  3. Etymology: [Hind. pai ribbon, brace, tie.]


  1. PuTTY

    PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet and rlogin. The name "PuTTY" has no definitive meaning, though "tty" is the name for a terminal in the Unix tradition, usually held to be short for Teletype. PuTTY was originally written for Microsoft Windows, but it has been ported to various other operating systems. Official ports are available for some Unix-like platforms, with work-in-progress ports to Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X, and unofficial ports have been contributed to platforms such as Symbian and Windows Mobile. PuTTY was written and is maintained primarily by Simon Tatham and is currently beta software.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Putty

    put′i, n. an oxide of tin, or of lead and tin, used in polishing glass, &c.—jewellers' putty: a cement of whiting and linseed-oil, used in glazing windows: a fine cement of lime only—plasterers' putty.v.t. to fix or fill with putty:—pa.t. and pa.p. putt′ied.n. Putt′ier, a glazier.—adj. Putt′y-faced, having a face resembling putty in pastiness or colour.—ns. Putt′y-knife, a knife with a blunt, flexible blade for laying on putty; Putt′y-pow′der, an artificially prepared oxide of tin used for polishing glass; Putt′y-root, an American orchid the corm of whose root-stock contains a highly glutinous matter; Putt′y-work, decoration in a soft substance which grows very hard. [O. Fr. potée, properly that which is contained in a pot, Fr. pot.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of putty in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of putty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of putty in a Sentence

  1. Leonardo Sakamoto:

    We can't say things are better, or that slave labor has migrated to the cities, and it's almost impossible to calculate numbers, slave labor is like Silly Putty. Every time you squeeze it, it assumes a different form.

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    the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    • A. preponderance
    • B. imperviousness
    • C. rung
    • D. mealie

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