Definition of Put on
1. Verb. Put clothing on one's body. "He got into his jeans"
Generic synonyms: Dress, Get Dressed
Specialized synonyms: Hat, Try, Try On, Scarf, Slip On
Derivative terms: Wear, Wearable
2. Adjective. Adopted in order to deceive. "Sham modesty"
Similar to: Counterfeit, Imitative
Derivative terms: Falseness, Fiction, Sham, Sham
3. Verb. Add to something existing. "She put on a sun room"
4. Verb. Put on the stove or ready for cooking. "The chefs put on the vegetables"; "Put on the tea, please!"
Generic synonyms: Cook, Fix, Make, Prepare, Ready
5. Verb. Carry out (performances). "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
6. Verb. Add to the odometer. "He put on 1,000 miles on this trip"
7. Verb. Prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance. "Mount a play"
Specialized synonyms: Rerun
Generic synonyms: Devise, Get Up, Machinate, Organise, Organize, Prepare
8. Verb. Apply to a surface. "Put on make-up!"
Specialized synonyms: Dab, Swab, Swob, Daub, Gum, Dress, Cream, Cold-cream, Putty, Sponge On, Clap On, Slam On, Slap On
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Application, Application, Applier
9. Verb. Fool or hoax. "You can't fool me!"
Specialized synonyms: Kid, Pull The Leg Of
Generic synonyms: Betray, Deceive, Lead Astray
Derivative terms: Dupe, Dupery, Fool, Fool, Gull, Put-on, Take-in
10. Verb. Increase (one's body weight). "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
Specialized synonyms: Fill Out, Flesh Out, Round, Pack On
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Gainer
Definition of Put on
1. Verb. (&lit put on) ¹
2. Verb. To don (clothing, equipment(,) or the like). ¹
3. Verb. To fool, kid, deceive. ¹
4. Verb. To assume, adopt or affect; to behave in a particular way as a pretence. ¹
5. Verb. To play (a recording). ¹
6. Verb. To initiate cooking or warming, especially on a stovetop. ¹
7. Verb. To perform for an audience. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Put On
Literary usage of Put on
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (2001)
"Tom put on the greaves, the gaunt- "TOM put on THE GREAVES." lets, the plumed helmet, and such other pieces as he could don without assistance, ..."