put

An option contract giving the buyer the right to sell something at a specified price within a certain period of time. A put is purchased in expectation of lower prices. If prices are expected to rise, a put may be sold. The seller receives the premium as compensation for accepting the obligation to accept delivery, if the put buyer exercises his right to sell.
See also limited risk. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
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A contract that gives its holder the right to sell an underlying security, commodity, or currency on or before a certain date. The sale option is for a predetermined price called the strike price. Options are often used in hedging.
See American option and European option. American Banker Glossary
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An option granting the right to sell the underlying futures contract. Opposite of a call. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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An option to sell a commodity, security or futures contract at a specified price at any time between now and the expiration of the option contract. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
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put - covered warrant
A covered warrant that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to sell the underlying at a future date and specified price.
put - option
It is an option that gives the buyer the right to sell an underlying asset at a future date at a specified price.
put - warrant
A put warrant allows the holder to benefit from a falling market. It rises in value when the underlying asset falls in value. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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I. put put 1 [pʊt] verb put PTandPP putting PRESPART
1. put a proposal/​case etc to somebody to offer a proposal, plan etc to a group of people which they can accept or reject:

• The latest offer will be put to the negotiating committee this afternoon.

2. put your name to something to sign a letter, document etc saying that you agree with what is written in it
put something → across phrasal verb [transitive]
1. to explain your ideas, beliefs, policies etc in a way that people can understand:

• The finance director put her argument across very effectively.

2. put yourself across to communicate effectively, so that people have a clear idea of your character, ideas etc:

• advice on putting yourself across at interviews

put something → aside phrasal verb [transitive]
to save money regularly, usually for a particular purpose:

• Like many people, you may be putting money aside in one of the deposit-based savings accounts now available.

put something at something phrasal verb [transitive]
to calculate and state an amount, without trying to be very exact:

• Official estimates put the storm damage at over $10 million.

• Net assets are put at about £225 million.

• Analysts put the break-up value of the company at £3 billion more than its current £6.5 billion capitalization.

put something → away phrasal verb [transitive]
to save money to spend later:

• He has a few thousand put away for his retirement.

put something → back phrasal verb [transitive]
1. to arrange for an event to start at a later time or date:

• This afternoon's meeting has been put back to next Thursday.

2. to cause something to be delayed:

• The strike could put back the completion date by several weeks.

put something → by phrasal verb [transitive]
to save money regularly in order to use it later
put something → down phrasal verb [transitive]
1. to pay part of the total cost of something as a deposit:

• You will be required to put down a 25% deposit.

• How much could you afford to put down on a house?

2. put down a motion/​an amendment to suggest a subject, plan, change in the law etc for a parliament or committee to consider
put something → forward phrasal verb [transitive]
to suggest a plan, proposal etc, especially in order to start discussions about something that needs to be decided:

• The UK accountancy bodies have put forward the idea of a European accounting standards body.

• The working party has put forward a number of interesting proposals.

put in phrasal verb [transitive]
put in a claim/​request/​bid etc to officially make a claim, request etc to buy something, do something etc:

• Other unions immediately put in similar wage claims.

• Various companies have put in bids for the business.

put something → in/​into (something) phrasal verb [transitive]
1. if you put money in or into a business, a particular activity etc, you invest it there:

• Daewoo wanted GM to expand the joint-venture car plant. The plan called for each company to put in $100 million.

2. if you put money in or into a bank, you leave money in an account there:

• Why invest in stocks, which can be dangerous, when you can put money in a bank without any risk?

• small investors who put their money into building society savings accounts

put in for something phrasal verb [transitive]
to make a formal request for something:

• I'm putting in for a pay increase.

put something on something phrasal verb [transitive]
1. to add an amount of money onto the price or cost of something:

• The new tax could put another ten cents on the price of gas.

• At the close of trading, Sears put on 2 to 92p.

• Turnover put on almost £70 million to £337.5 million.

2. to risk an amount of money on the result of a game, race etc:

• We put £50 on Brazil to win the Cup.

put something → out phrasal verb [transitive]
1. to produce something for sale:

• A great many people are involved in putting out a newspaper.

2. if a company puts out a piece of work, it sends the work to be done by someone who does not work for the company:
put something → out to

• These days we put out a lot of work to freelancers.

put something → through phrasal verb [transitive]
to do what is necessary in order to get a plan or suggestion accepted or approved:

• Production will start up again when these changes have been put through.

put something → up phrasal verb [transitive]
1. to increase the price, cost, or value of something:

• The bank put up its interest rates by 1%.

• My landlord is putting the rent up.

2. put up money/​£50/​$3 million etc to provide an amount of money for a particular purpose, especially to start a business:

• He has agreed to put up $750 million for a 15% stake in the buyout consortium.

• Nearly £5 billion has been put up by private investors.

3. put something up for sale/​auction etc :

• Freeport put up for sale all its oil and gas reserves, but the company didn't receive any realistic offers.

• The factory equipment was put up for auction.

4. if you put up an asset as collateral for a loan, you obtain the loan on condition that the lender has the right to take and sell this asset if you fail to repay the loan:

• The bank refused to give him a loan until he put his home up as collateral.

  [m0] II. put put 2 noun [countable]
FINANCE another name for put option (= the right to sell shares etc at a particular price within a specific period of time):

In-the-money puts are options where the price at which the holder can sell the stock is well above the current market price of the shares.

• Japanese players are holding a large amount of dollar puts at 132.4 yen.

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   An option giving the buyer or the holder the right but not the obligation to sell the underlying instrument at an agreed price within a specified time. The seller or writer has the obligation to buy if the holder exercises the option to sell.
   ► See also Call.

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put UK US /pʊt/ verb (putting, put, put)
[T] to move something into a particular place: »

Can you put the file on my desk when you've finished with it, please?

»

We put the money in the safe at the end of each day.

[T] to write down or record information: »

Put your full name at the top of the form.

»

It's a good report, but you haven't put in anything about the costs.

»

You can save a lot of time and effort by putting your accounts on a computer.

[T] to express something in words: »

I hate these designs, but I don't know how to put it in a tactful way.

»

We're going to have to work very hard, but as Chris so succinctly put it, there's no gain without pain.

[T] to cause someone or something to be in a particular condition or situation: put sb in a difficult/awkward/embarrassing, etc. position »

This puts me in a very difficult position.

put sth into effect/practice »

Let's give her the chance to put her ideas into practice.

»

I don't know what the problem is, but we have two days to put it right.

put sb under pressure/strain/stress »

He put me under pressure to change my mind.

put sb out of business/work/a job »

Unemployment benefits for those put out of work have been extended for six months.

[T] to officially begin using something: »

The government is expected to put a new tax on cars.

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The government put through a law requiring equal access to buildings for disabled people.

[T] to judge something or someone in comparison with other similar things or people: put sb/sth among sb/sth »

His four-year deal put him among the country's highest earners.

put sb/sth first/tenth/50th, etc. »

Washington's quarterly rate of one foreclosure for every 436 households put it 21st among states.

put a price/value/figure on sth — Cf. put a figure on sth
to put it bluntly/simply/briefly, etc. — Cf. to put it simply/briefly
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put UK US /pʊt/ noun [C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
PUT OPTION(Cf. ↑put option)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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