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put·ty

 (pŭt′ē)
n. pl. put·ties
1.
a. A doughlike cement made by mixing whiting and linseed oil, used to fill holes in woodwork and secure panes of glass.
b. A substance with a similar consistency or function.
2. A fine lime cement used as a finishing coat on plaster.
3. A yellowish or light brownish gray to grayish yellow or light grayish brown.
tr.v. put·tied, put·ty·ing, put·ties
To fill, cover, or secure with putty.

[French potée, polishing powder, from Old French, a potful, from pot, pot, from Vulgar Latin *pottus.]

putty

(ˈpʌtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Building) a stiff paste made of whiting and linseed oil that is used to fix glass panes into frames and to fill cracks or holes in woodwork, etc
2. (Building) any substance with a similar consistency, function, or appearance
3. (Building) a mixture of lime and water with sand or plaster of Paris used on plaster as a finishing coat
4. (Tools) (as modifier): a putty knife.
5. (Elements & Compounds) See putty powder
6. a person who is easily influenced or persuaded: he's putty in her hands.
7. (Colours)
a. a colour varying from a greyish-yellow to a greyish-brown or brownish-grey
b. (as adjective): putty-coloured.
8. up to putty informal Austral worthless or useless
vb, -ties, -tying or -tied
(Building) (tr) to fix, fill, or coat with putty
[C17: from French potée a potful]

put•ty1

(ˈpʌt i)

n., pl. -ties, n.
1. a compound, usu. of whiting and linseed oil, used to secure windowpanes, patch woodwork defects, etc.
2. any of various substances for sealing the joints of tubes or pipes.
3. a mixture of lime and water with sand and plaster of Paris, used as a finish plaster coat.
4. a person or thing easily molded, influenced, etc.
v.t.
5. to secure, cover, etc., with putty.
[1625–35; < French potée, literally, (something) potted. See pot1, -ee]

put•ty2

(ˈpʌt i)

n., pl. -ties.

putty


Past participle: puttied
Gerund: puttying

Imperative
putty
putty
Present
I putty
you putty
he/she/it putties
we putty
you putty
they putty
Preterite
I puttied
you puttied
he/she/it puttied
we puttied
you puttied
they puttied
Present Continuous
I am puttying
you are puttying
he/she/it is puttying
we are puttying
you are puttying
they are puttying
Present Perfect
I have puttied
you have puttied
he/she/it has puttied
we have puttied
you have puttied
they have puttied
Past Continuous
I was puttying
you were puttying
he/she/it was puttying
we were puttying
you were puttying
they were puttying
Past Perfect
I had puttied
you had puttied
he/she/it had puttied
we had puttied
you had puttied
they had puttied
Future
I will putty
you will putty
he/she/it will putty
we will putty
you will putty
they will putty
Future Perfect
I will have puttied
you will have puttied
he/she/it will have puttied
we will have puttied
you will have puttied
they will have puttied
Future Continuous
I will be puttying
you will be puttying
he/she/it will be puttying
we will be puttying
you will be puttying
they will be puttying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been puttying
you have been puttying
he/she/it has been puttying
we have been puttying
you have been puttying
they have been puttying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been puttying
you will have been puttying
he/she/it will have been puttying
we will have been puttying
you will have been puttying
they will have been puttying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been puttying
you had been puttying
he/she/it had been puttying
we had been puttying
you had been puttying
they had been puttying
Conditional
I would putty
you would putty
he/she/it would putty
we would putty
you would putty
they would putty
Past Conditional
I would have puttied
you would have puttied
he/she/it would have puttied
we would have puttied
you would have puttied
they would have puttied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.putty - a dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oilputty - a dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oil; used especially to patch woodwork or secure panes of glass
cement - something that hardens to act as adhesive material
filler - used for filling cracks or holes in a surface
Verb1.putty - apply putty in order to fix or fill; "putty the window sash"
apply, put on - apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
Translations
مَعْجونة لِتَثْبيت الزُّجاج
kyt
kit
kitti
kit
gitt
kítti
tepe
git
cam macunu

putty

[ˈpʌtɪ]
A. Nmasilla f
to be putty in sb's handsser el muñeco de algn
B. CPD putty knife Nespátula f para masilla

putty

[ˈpʌti] nmastic mput-up job ncoup m montéput-upon [ˈpʊtəpɒn] adj
I feel put-upon → Je trouve qu'on profite de moi.

putty

1
nKitt m; he was putty in her handser war Wachs in ihren Händen
vtkitten

putty

[ˈpʌtɪ] n (for windows) → stucco, mastice m da vetrai
to be putty in sb's hands (fig) → essere come la creta nelle mani di qn

putty

(ˈpati) noun
a type of paste made from ground chalk and oil, used to fix glass in windows etc.
References in classic literature ?
Well, when it 'uz a little pas' midnight, as I reckoned, en I had come fifteen or twenty mile, I see de lights o' a steamboat layin' at de bank, whah dey warn't no town en no woodyard, en putty soon I ketched de shape o' de chimbly tops ag'in' de stars, en den good gracious me, I 'most jumped out o' my skin for joy
Next he took out a double handful of some whitish stuff, like dough or putty.
Mos feerd for to ventur pon dis limb berry far - tis dead limb putty much all de way.
His lip had fallen, his eyes were protruding, his skin the colour of putty, and he glared at the envelope which he still held in his trembling hand, 'K.
They were as putty in my hands now, and I backed them about the armory as I would until I had them where I wanted them--within reach of the swords of the shackled slaves.
Others are half pierced through, and the clean impression is there in the rock, as smooth and as shapely as if it were done in putty.
When it reached the craft's side, the jaws closed upon one of the stanchions of the deck rail and tore it from its socket as though it had been a toothpick stuck in putty.
We'll putty the holes up when we leave, dear -- she'll never know," they said to protesting Anne.
When one's body is young, it is very pliable, and hard work will mould it like putty according to the nature of the work.
Chips was there the whole afternoon on his knees, messing with putty and red-lead.
Landladies know of a compound beside which the diamond is as putty.
To try and hit an object with a vague thought is like trying to hit the bull's eye with a lump of putty: when the putty reaches the target, it flattens out all over it, and probably covers the bull's eye along with the rest.