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1 pet

A domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement.

Roget 900: resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation; exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.    pique, umbrage, huff, miff, ... show more

Dutch: huisdier
Polish: pupil

2 pet

A special loved one.

synonyms: darling, dearie, deary, ducky, favorite, favourite.

Roget 899: favorite, pet, cosset, minion, idol, jewel, spoiled child, enfant gat_e [Fr.]; led captain; crony; fondling; apple of one's eye, man after one's own heart; persona grata.    ... show more

Dutch: favoriet, liefje, lieveling, scheet, snoes, troetelkind, uitverkorene, vlam

3 pet

A fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight).


Using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain).

synonym: positron emission tomography.


1 pet

Stroke or caress gently.

Roget 933: flatter, praise to the skies, puff; wheedle, cajole, glaver, coax; fawn upon, faun upon; humor, gloze, soothe, pet, coquet, ... show more

Roget 897: love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with etc. adj.; have a love ... show more

Roget 902: caress, fondle, pet, dandle; pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek; chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, ... show more

Dutch: aaien, strelen

2 pet

Stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking.

Dutch: flikflooien, tortelen


1 pet

Preferred above all others and treated with partiality.

synonyms: best-loved, favored, favorite, favourite, preferent, preferred.

Roget 897: loving etc. v.; fond of; taken with, struck with; smitten, bitten; attached to, wedded to; enamored; charmed etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: admired, adored, angel, babe, baby, baby-doll, beloved, bill and coo, buttercup, caress, cherished, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, cocker, coddle, copulate, cosset, cuddle, dally ... show more.

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