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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pet /ˈpɛt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 pet n.
 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.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pet, v. i. To be a pet.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]