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Noun: pet  pet
  1. A domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
  2. A special loved one
    - darling, favorite [US], favourite [Brit, Cdn], dearie [Brit, informal], deary [informal], ducky [informal], jo [UK, archaic, dialect], acushla [Ireland], honeybun [N. Amer, informal], duckie [informal], honeybunch [informal]
  3. [Brit, informal] A friendly form of address
    - dearie [Brit, informal], luv [Brit, informal], love [Brit, informal], lovey [Brit, informal], ducky [Brit, informal]
  4. A fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
Verb: pet (petted,petting)  pet
  1. Stroke or caress gently
    "pet the lamb"
  2. Stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking
Adjective: pet  pet
  1. (of a person) valued more than all others, often treated with partiality
    "the pet child";
    - favored [US], favorite [US], favourite [Brit, Cdn], best-loved, preferred, preferent, favoured [Brit, Cdn], fave [informal]
Noun: PET
  1. Using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
    - positron emission tomography

Derived forms: petted, petting, pets

See also: loved

Type of: animal, animate being, beast, brute, caress, choler, creature, crossness, fauna, fondle, fretfulness, fussiness, imaging, irritability, lover, peevishness, petulance, tomography

Encyclopedia: Pet