pet adj : preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child" [syn: favored, favorite(a), favourite(a), preferred]
1 a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
3 a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
4 using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain) [syn: positron emission tomography]
1 stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"