How Do You Spell PET?

Pronunciation: [pˈɛt] (IPA)

The word "pet" is spelled using the phonetic transcription /pɛt/. The sound /p/ represents the voiceless bilabial plosive sound that is produced by closing the lips and then releasing them to create a sharp burst of air. The sound /ɛ/ represents the mid-open front unrounded vowel sound that is produced with the tongue placed in the front of the mouth and the mouth slightly open. The sound /t/ represents the voiceless alveolar plosive sound that is produced by stopping the airflow with the tongue and then releasing it abruptly.

PET Meaning and Definition

  1. Pet (noun):

    A domesticated animal, typically smaller in size, that is kept primarily for companionship or pleasure rather than for work or food. Pets are often regarded as part of the family and are cherished by their owners.

    Pets can vary greatly in species and include animals such as dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters, rabbits, reptiles, and more. They are typically kept at home and given care, attention, and affection by their human guardians. Pets provide emotional support, companionship, and entertainment for their owners and are often considered loyal and loving creatures.

    To be considered a pet, an animal is usually acquired through purchase, adoption, or rescue and becomes a member of the household. Proper pet ownership involves providing adequate food, water, shelter, medical care, socialization, grooming, and exercise to meet the animal's physical and emotional needs.

    Pets have been domesticated for thousands of years and have played significant roles in human societies. They can serve as therapy animals, assistive animals for individuals with disabilities, or work in various roles such as search and rescue, herding, and guarding. Additionally, some pets are bred for specific traits or appearances, leading to a wide variety of breeds within certain species.

    Caring for a pet requires responsible ownership, commitment, and a willingness to understand and meet the unique needs of the specific animal species.

  2. • A fit of slight passion or sulks; a fit of peevishness; any animal fondled or indulged; a word of endearment applied to young children.
    • To indulge in pets or fits of ill-humour, as a child; to fondle or indulge.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of PET

The word "pet" originated in late Middle English around the 16th century. It comes from the Scottish and northern English dialect variant of the word "petty", meaning "small" or "little". The term originally referred to a tame or domesticated animal kept for companionship or pleasure, particularly dogs or cats. Over time, "pet" became a commonly used term to encompass any animal kept as a companion, regardless of its size.

Idioms with the word PET

  • pet hate The idiom "pet hate" refers to something that irritates or annoys someone to a strong or irrational degree. It describes a particular thing or behavior that a person has an intense dislike for, often beyond what would be considered reasonable.
  • pet peeve The idiom "pet peeve" refers to something that irritates or annoys a person consistently or disproportionately, often a specific habit, behavior, action, or situation. It is something that may not bother others as much but is a constant source of frustration or irritation for the individual.
  • your, his, etc. pet hate The idiom "your, his, etc. pet hate" refers to something that a person despises or finds extremely annoying. It generally refers to a particular thing or action that causes irritation or strong dislike for an individual, often to a greater extent than it might for others.
  • sb's pet hate The idiom "sb's pet hate" refers to something that someone has a strong and enduring dislike or aversion for. It denotes a particular thing, activity, or behavior that bothers or irritates an individual more than anything else.

Similar spelling words for PET

Plural form of PET is PET

Conjugate verb Pet


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