1. A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.
2. Any person especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child; as, a teacher's pet.
The love of cronies, pets, and favorites. --Tatler.
3. A slight fit of peevishness or fretfulness. “In a pet she started up.”
pet, a. Petted; indulged; favorite; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory; a pet animal.
Some young lady's pet curate. --F. Harrison.
Pet cock. Mach. A little faucet in a water pipe or pump, to let air out, or at the end of a steam cylinder, to drain it. [Also spelled petcock.]
Pet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Petted; p. pr. & vb. n. Petting.] To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled.
Pet, v. i. To be a pet.
adj : preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the
favored child" [syn: favored, favorite(a), favourite(a),
n 1: a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
2: a special loved one [syn: darling, favorite, favourite,
dearie, deary, ducky]
3: a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt
to be a slight)
4: using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the
metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the
brain) [syn: positron emission tomography]
v 1: stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"
2: stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking
[also: petting, petted]