pet

Definition of pet

Pronunciation: pĕt
n.1.A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.
2.Any person especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child.
The love of cronies, pets, and favorites.
- Tatler.
3.A slight fit of peevishness or fretfulness.
4.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.
a.1.Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory; a pet animal.
Some young lady's pet curate.
- F. Harrison.
Pet cock
(Mach.) A little faucet in a water pipe or pump, to let air out, or at the end of a steam cylinder, to drain it.
v. t.1.To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled.
[imp. & p. p. Petted; p. pr. & vb. n. Petting.]
v. i.1.To be a pet.

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