Definition of 'pet'

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The committee will also call for a ban on the sale of puppies by pet shops. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ingredients in unbranded pet food are similar to expensive brands but far cheaper. The Sun (2016)He came over to pet my dog. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also called for pet shops to be banned from selling puppies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She hopes the work could help dog owners spot when pets are stressed and find ways to improve their lives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your new love keeps unusual pets. The Sun (2017)Red vehicles, celebrity biographies, unusual pets and flower names also bring your family luck. The Sun (2017)The average family will pay 90 more for car, home and pet insurance next year than they did last year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We had this really strong relationship which had its dose of heavy petting. Stanko, Elizabeth Everyday Violence (1990)And it was perhaps insensitive to try to sell pet funerals to distressed purchasers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And then he was asked for his pet theory. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They put it in a box and took it to a pet shop. The Sun (2007)They plan to jail people whose pets attack at home and to microchip all puppies. The Sun (2012)They do a good job on pet food. The Sun (2014)About half of households own a pet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Others share their dreams and disappointments with a dog or favored pet. Christianity Today (2000)If people are worried then they should try to keep their pets away from wild birds. Times, Sunday Times (2006)So replacing your favourite pet with another of the same breed may not always do the trick. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can tell an awful lot about a person from their pets. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Visitors are welcome to fuss and pet the animals. The Sun (2011)What about rights and freedoms for pet owners? Times, Sunday Times (2006)This could be any environment ranging from a redesigned school canteen to a home for a pet. Chapman, C. & Horsley, M. & Small, E. Technology Basic Facts (1990)The pampered pets in this show have their owners wrapped around their teeny paws. The Sun (2012)Somehow it is hilarious when a pet shop catches fire. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To many he is the teacher 's pet. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Rather than selling direct to pet owners, they initially tried the wholesale route. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The roles are ideal for animal lovers - nine in ten current staff own pets and the firm encourage employees to gain qualifications in pet care. The Sun (2011)As is my own pet theory, that the song is sung to a personification of Poetry. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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Translations for 'pet'

British English: pet /pɛt/ NOUN
A pet is an animal that you keep in your home to give you company and pleasure.
...dogs and other pets.
  • American English: pet
  • Arabic: حَيَوَانٌ ألِيفٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: animal de estimação
  • Chinese: 宠物
  • Croatian: ljubimac
  • Czech: domácí mazlíček
  • Danish: kæledyr
  • Dutch: huisdier
  • European Spanish: animal doméstico
  • Finnish: lemmikkieläin
  • French: animal de compagnie
  • German: Haustier
  • Greek: κατοικίδιο
  • Italian: animale domestico
  • Japanese: ペット
  • Korean: 애완 동물
  • Norwegian: kjæledyr
  • Polish: zwierzę domowe
  • European Portuguese: animal de estimação
  • Romanian: animal de companie
  • Russian: домашнее животное
  • Latin American Spanish: mascota
  • Swedish: husdjur
  • Thai: สัตว์เลี้ยง
  • Turkish: ev hayvanı
  • Ukrainian: домашня тварина
  • Vietnamese: vật nuôi làm cảnh
British English: pet ADJECTIVE
Someone's pet theory, project, or subject is one that they particularly support or like.
He would not stand by and let his pet project be killed off.
  • American English: pet
  • Brazilian Portuguese: favorito
  • Chinese: 钟爱的理论、项目、学科等
  • European Spanish: favorito
  • French: favori
  • German: Lieblings-
  • Italian: favorito
  • Japanese: 得意の
  • Korean: 특별히 아끼는
  • European Portuguese: favorito
  • Latin American Spanish: favorito
British English: pet VERB
If you pet a person or animal, you touch them in an affectionate way.
The policeman reached down and petted the wolfhound.


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