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English Dictionary: PET by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
pet
adj
  1. preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
    Synonym(s): favored, favorite(a), favourite(a), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent
n
  1. a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
  2. a special loved one
    Synonym(s): darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky
  3. a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
  4. using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
    Synonym(s): positron emission tomography, PET
v
  1. stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"
  2. stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pet \Pet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Petted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Petting}.]
      To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted
      and spoiled.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pet \Pet\, v. i.
      To be a pet. --Feltham.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pet \Pet\, n. [Formerly peat, perhaps from Ir. peat, akin to
      Gael. peata.]
      1. A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.
  
      2. Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a
            fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child.
  
                     The love of cronies, pets, and favorites. --Tatler.
  
      3. [Prob. fr. {Pet} a fondling, hence, the behavior or humor
            of a spoiled child.] A slight fit of peevishness or
            fretfulness. [bd]In a pet she started up.[b8] --Tennyson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pet \Pet\, a.
      Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet
      lamb; a pet theory.
  
               Some young lady's pet curate.                  --F. Harrison.
  
      {Pet cock}. [Perh. for petty 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.
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