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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
put
n
  1. the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    Synonym(s): put option, put
    Antonym(s): call, call option
v
  1. put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
    Synonym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay
  2. cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation; "That song put me in awful good humor"; "put your ideas in writing"
  3. formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
    Synonym(s): frame, redact, cast, put, couch
  4. attribute or give; "She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"
    Synonym(s): put, assign
  5. make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
    Synonym(s): invest, put, commit, place
    Antonym(s): disinvest, divest
  6. estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
    Synonym(s): place, put, set
  7. cause (someone) to undergo something; "He put her to the torture"
  8. adapt; "put these words to music"
  9. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
    Synonym(s): arrange, set up, put, order
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nose \Nose\, n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase, OHG. nasa,
      Icel. n[94]s, Sw. n[84]sa, Dan. n[84]se, Lith. nosis, Russ.
      nos', L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[be]s[be], n[be]s. [?] Cf.
      {Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.]
      1. (Anat.) The prominent part of the face or anterior
            extremity of the head containing the nostrils and
            olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ. See {Nostril},
            and {Olfactory organ} under {Olfactory}.
  
      2. The power of smelling; hence, scent.
  
                     We are not offended with a dog for a better nose
                     than his master.                                 --Collier.
  
      3. A projecting end or beak at the front of an object; a
            snout; a nozzle; a spout; as, the nose of a bellows; the
            nose of a teakettle.
  
      {Nose bit} (Carp.), a bit similar to a gouge bit, but having
            a cutting edge on one side of its boring end.
  
      {Nose hammer} (Mach.), a frontal hammer.
  
      {Nose hole} (Glass Making), a small opening in a furnace,
            before which a globe of crown glass is held and kept soft
            at the beginning of the flattening process.
  
      {Nose key} (Carp.), a fox wedge.
  
      {Nose leaf} (Zo[94]l.), a thin, broad, membranous fold of
            skin on the nose of many species of bats. It varies
            greatly in size and form.
  
      {Nose of wax}, fig., a person who is pliant and easily
            influenced. [bd]A nose of wax to be turned every way.[b8]
            --Massinger
  
      {Nose piece}, the nozzle of a pipe, hose, bellows, etc.; the
            end piece of a microscope body, to which an objective is
            attached.
  
      {To hold}, {put}, [or] {bring one's nose to the grindstone}.
            See under {Grindstone}.
  
      {To lead by the nose}, to lead at pleasure, or to cause to
            follow submissively; to lead blindly, as a person leads a
            beast. --Shak.
  
      {To put one's nose out of joint}, to humiliate one's pride,
            esp. by supplanting one in the affections of another.
            [Slang]
  
      {To thrust one's nose into}, to meddle officiously in.
  
      {To wipe one's nose of}, to deprive of; to rob. [Slang]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Put \Put\, n. [See {Pit}.]
      A pit. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Put \Put\, obs.
      3d pers. sing. pres. of {Put}, contracted from putteth.
      --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Put \Put\, n. [Cf. W. pwt any short thing, pwt o ddyn a squab of
      a person, pwtog a short, thick woman.]
      A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.
  
               Queer country puts extol Queen Bess's reign.
                                                                              --Bramston.
  
               What droll puts the citizens seem in it all. --F.
                                                                              Harrison.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Put \Put\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to
      put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke,
      thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v.
      i.]
      1. To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; --
            nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put
            by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put
            forth = to thrust out).
  
                     His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy
                     spiritual employment.                        --Jer. Taylor.
  
      2. To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set;
            figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified
            relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated
            mental or moral condition; as, to put one in fear; to put
            a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.
  
                     This present dignity, In which that I have put you.
                                                                              --Chaucer.
  
                     I will put enmity between thee and the woman. --Gen.
                                                                              iii. 15.
  
                     He put no trust in his servants.         --Job iv. 18.
  
                     When God into the hands of their deliverer Puts
                     invincible might.                              --Milton.
  
                     In the mean time other measures were put in
                     operation.                                          --Sparks.
  
      3. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong
            construction on an act or expression.
  
      4. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. [Obs.]
  
                     No man hath more love than this, that a man put his
                     life for his friends.                        --Wyclif (John
                                                                              xv. 13).
  
      5. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection;
            to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express;
            figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes
            followed by that introducing a proposition; as, to put a
            question; to put a case.
  
                     Let us now put that ye have leave.      --Chaucer.
  
                     Put the perception and you put the mind. --Berkeley.
  
                     These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
                     All this is ingeniously and ably put. --Hare.
  
      6. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
  
                     These wretches put us upon all mischief. --Swift.
  
                     Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense.
                                                                              --Sir W.
                                                                              Scott.
  
                     Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      7. To throw or cast with a pushing motion [bd]overhand,[b8]
            the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in
            athletics; as, to put the shot or weight.
  
      8. (Mining) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working
            to the tramway. --Raymond.
  
      {Put case}, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or
            suppose the case to be.
  
                     Put case that the soul after departure from the body
                     may live.                                          --Bp. Hall.
  
      {To put about} (Naut.), to turn, or change the course of, as
            a ship.
  
      {To put away}.
            (a) To renounce; to discard; to expel.
            (b) To divorce.
  
      {To put back}.
            (a) To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to
                  delay.
            (b) To refuse; to deny.
  
                           Coming from thee, I could not put him back.
                                                                              --Shak.
            (c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour.
            (d) To restore to the original place; to replace.
  
      {To put by}.
            (a) To turn, set, or thrust, aside. [bd]Smiling put the
                  question by.[b8] --Tennyson.
            (b) To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by
                  money.
  
      {To put down}.
            (a) To lay down; to deposit; to set down.
            (b) To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices.
            (c) To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to
                  suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down
                  rebellion or traitors.
  
                           Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
                           Sugar hath put down the use of honey. --Bacon.
            (d) To subscribe; as, to put down one's name.
  
      {To put forth}.
            (a) To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to
                  come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves.
            (b) To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into
                  action; to exert; as, to put forth strength.
            (c) To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like.
            (d) To publish, as a book.
  
      {To put forward}.
            (a) To advance to a position of prominence or
                  responsibility; to promote.
            (b) To cause to make progress; to aid.
            (c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour.
  
      {To put in}.
            (a) To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to
                  introduce with difficulty; as, to put in a word while
                  others are discoursing.
            (b) (Naut.) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship.
            (c) (Law) To place in due form before a court; to place
                  among the records of a court. --Burrill.
            (d) (Med.) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place.
                 
  
      {To put off}.
            (a) To lay aside; to discard; as, to put off a robe; to
                  put off mortality. [bd]Put off thy shoes from off thy
                  feet.[b8] --Ex. iii. 5.
            (b) To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate;
                  to baffle.
  
                           I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius
                           hoped to put me off with an harangue. --Boyle.
  
                           We might put him off with this answer.
                                                                              --Bentley.
            (c) To delay; to defer; to postpone; as, to put off
                  repentance.
            (d) To get rid of; to dispose of; especially, to pass
                  fraudulently; as, to put off a counterfeit note, or an
                  ingenious theory

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Put \Put\ (put; often p[ucr]t in def. 3), v. i.
      1. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. [Obs.]
            --Bacon.
  
      2. To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
  
                     His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. --Dryden.
  
      3. To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
  
      {To put about} (Naut.), to change direction; to tack.
  
      {To put back} (Naut.), to turn back; to return. [bd]The
            French . . . had put back to Toulon.[b8] --Southey.
  
      {To put forth}.
            (a) To shoot, bud, or germinate. [bd]Take earth from under
                  walls where nettles put forth.[b8] --Bacon.
            (b) To leave a port or haven, as a ship. --Shak.
  
      {To put in} (Naut.), to enter a harbor; to sail into port.
  
      {To put in for}.
            (a) To make a request or claim; as, to put in for a share
                  of profits.
            (b) To go into covert; -- said of a bird escaping from a
                  hawk.
            (c) To offer one's self; to stand as a candidate for.
                  --Locke.
  
      {To put off}, to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as
            a ship; to move from the shore.
  
      {To put on}, to hasten motion; to drive vehemently.
  
      {To put over} (Naut.), to sail over or across.
  
      {To put to sea} (Naut.), to set sail; to begin a voyage; to
            advance into the ocean.
  
      {To put up}.
            (a) To take lodgings; to lodge.
            (b) To offer one's self as a candidate. --L'Estrange.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Put \Put\, n.
      1. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a
            push; as, the put of a ball. [bd]A forced put.[b8]
            --L'Estrange.
  
      2. A certain game at cards. --Young.
  
      3. A privilege which one party buys of another to [bd]put[b8]
            (deliver) to him a certain amount of stock, grain, etc.,
            at a certain price and date. [Brokers' Cant]
  
                     A put and a call may be combined in one instrument,
                     the holder of which may either buy or sell as he
                     chooses at the fixed price.               --Johnson's
                                                                              Cyc.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Put \Put\, n. [OF. pute.]
      A prostitute. [Obs.]
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