Synonyms of pet


1. pet, animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

usage: a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement

2. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky, lover

usage: a special loved one

3. pet, irritability, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, petulance, choler

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

4. positron emission tomography, PET, imaging, tomography

usage: using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)


1. pet, caress, fondle

usage: stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"

2. pet, caress, fondle

usage: stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking


1. favored, favorite(prenominal), favourite(prenominal), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent, loved (vs. unloved)

usage: preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"

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Definition and meaning of pet (Dictionary)