Definition of Put up
1. Verb. Place so as to be noticed. "Post a warning at the dump"
2. Verb. Mount or put up. "Offer resistance"
3. Verb. Construct, build, or erect. "Raise a barn"
Category relationships: Building, Construction
Generic synonyms: Build, Construct, Make
Derivative terms: Erecting, Erection, Erection
4. Verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant. "Sam cannot put up Sue "; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
Specialized synonyms: Accept, Live With, Swallow, Hold Still For, Stand For, Bear Up, Take Lying Down, Take A Joke, Sit Out, Pay
Generic synonyms: Allow, Countenance, Let, Permit
Related verbs: Suffer
Derivative terms: Abidance, Bearable, Endurance, Sufferance, Tolerance, Tolerant, Tolerant, Toleration
5. Verb. Make available for sale at an auction. "The dealer put up three of his most valuable paintings for auction"
6. Verb. Preserve in a can or tin. "The chefs put up the vegetables"; "Tinned foods are not very tasty"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Keep, Preserve
Derivative terms: Can, Cannery, Tin, Tin
7. Verb. Provide housing for. "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
Specialized synonyms: Rehouse, Home, Accommodate, Lodge, Chamber, Take In
Generic synonyms: Shelter
Derivative terms: Domiciliation, House, House, Housing
8. Verb. Provide. "The city has to put up half the required amount"
9. Verb. Propose as a candidate for some honor.
Generic synonyms: Nominate, Propose
Derivative terms: Nomination, Nomination, Nomination, Nominative, Nominator
Definition of Put up
1. Verb. (transitive) To place in a high location. ¹
2. Verb. (transitive) To hang or mount. ¹
3. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To cajole or dare to do something. ¹
4. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To store away. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To house, shelter, or take in. ¹
6. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To present, ''especially in'' "put up a fight". ¹
7. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To endure, put up with. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Put Up
Literary usage of Put up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"... the rector furtively and nervously glanced down, and instinctively put up his hand to feel if the remark was true), "or your coat rusty at the elbows. ..."
2. Miscellaneous Writings, 1883-1896 by Mary Baker Eddy (1896)
"The very conflict his Truth brought, in accomplishing its purpose of Love, meant, all the way through, " put up thy sword," but the sword must have been ..."
3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1876)
"This is a line of Extra Super, or Strictly First-Class Writing-Papers, linen stock, put up in handsome colored enameled paper, lithographed wrappers, ..."