punt

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old English, probably from Latin ponto (Gaulish flat-bottomed boat, pontoon), from pons (bridge)

A traditional Thames punt on the River Cherwell in Oxford. This one has been modified to use pedal power.

Noun[edit]

punt (plural punts)

  1. (nautical) A pontoon; a narrow shallow boat propelled by a pole.
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Verb[edit]

punt (third-person singular simple present punts, present participle punting, simple past and past participle punted)

  1. (nautical) To propel a punt or similar craft by means of a pole.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly a dialectal variant of bunt; Rugby is the origin of the sports usage of the term.

Verb[edit]

punt (third-person singular simple present punts, present participle punting, simple past and past participle punted)

  1. (rugby, American football, Australian Rules football, Gaelic football, soccer) to kick a ball dropped from the hands before it hits the ground. This puts the ball farther from the goal across which the opposing team is attempting to score, so improves the chances of the team punting.
    • As a colloquialism, 'So I punted' means the speaker chose the best alternative among a menu of non-ideal choices.
  2. (soccer) To kick a bouncing ball far and high.
    • 2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, BBC:
      With five minutes remaining Hennessey was down well to block another Vukcevic shot, while Gunter was smartly in to punt away the dangerous loose ball.
  3. To retreat from one's objective.
    • ca. 2002, Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian W. Fitzpatrick and C. Michael Pilato, “Basic Work Cycle”, in Version Control with Subversion[1]:
      Punting: Using svn revert¶ If you decide that you want to throw out your changes and start your edits again (whether this occurs after a conflict or anytime), just revert your changes
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Noun[edit]

punt (plural punts)

  1. (rugby, American football, soccer) A kick made by a player who drops the ball and kicks it before it hits the ground. Contrast drop kick.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From French ponte or Spanish punto (point).

Noun[edit]

punt (plural punts)

  1. A point in the game of faro.
  2. The act of playing at basset, baccara, faro, etc.
  3. A bet or wager.
  4. An indentation in the base of a wine bottle.
  5. (glassblowing) A thin glass rod which is temporarily attached to a larger piece in order to better manipulate the larger piece.
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Verb[edit]

punt (third-person singular simple present punts, present participle punting, simple past and past participle punted)

  1. (UK, chiefly Ireland) To stake against the bank, to back a horse, to gamble or take a chance more generally
    • Thackeray
      She heard [] of his punting at gaming tables.
    • 2004, John Buglear, “Is it worth the risk? – introducing probability”, in Quantitative methods for business: the A-Z of QM[2], ISBN 9780750658980, page 339:
      Whether you want to gamble on a horse race, bet on which player will score first in a game of football, have a punt on a particular tennis player winning a grand slam event, you are buying a chance, a chance which is measured in terms of probability, ‘the odds’.
    • 2006 June 23, Dan Roebuck, “Eriksson's men still worth a punt”, The Guardian:
      Eriksson's men still worth a punt
    • 2009 November 3, Sarah Collerton, “Cup punt not child's play”, ABC News:
      Australians have a reputation for being keen to bet on two flies climbing up a wall and today young ones often take a casual classroom punt
  2. (figuratively) To make a highly speculative investment or other commitment, or take a wild guess.
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Etymology 4[edit]

From Irish punt, from Middle English pund.

Noun[edit]

punt (plural punts)

  1. The Irish pound, used as the unit of currency of Ireland until it was replaced by the euro in 2002.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin punctum.

Noun[edit]

punt m (plural punts)

  1. point (specific location)
  2. dot ((grammar) A punctuation mark)
  3. dot ((mathematics) Used for separating the fractional part from the whole part)
  4. dot (Used in Morse code)

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin punctum.

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Noun[edit]

punt n (plural punten, diminutive puntje n)

  1. A position, place, or spot
  2. A moment in time
  3. A central idea, argument, or opinion of a discussion or presentation
  4. A tally of worth or score (such as in a game)
  5. A mark, note, or grade (as in for a class)
  6. (geometry) point
    Door twee punten gaat precies één rechte.
    Through two points one can draw exactly one straight line.

Noun[edit]

punt m (plural punten, diminutive puntje n)

  1. The terminal point of something
    de punt van een naald of mes
    the point of a needle or knife
    de zuidpunt van het eiland
    the southern point of the island
  2. dot
    Een ypsilon, zonder puntjes.
    A wye, without dots on it.
  3. full stop, period
    Aan het einde van een zin hoort een punt of een ander leesteken.
    At the end of a sentence there belongs a full stop or another punctuation sign.
    Punt, gedaan.
    Full stop, finished. / That’s it, period.

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish punt, from Middle English pund (pound), from Old English pund (a pound, weight), from Proto-Germanic *pundą (pound, weight), from pondus (weight), from Proto-Indo-European *pend-, *spend- (to pull, stretch).

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Noun[edit]

punt m (genitive puint, nominative plural puint)

  1. pound (unit of weight)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
punt phunt bpunt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish punt, from Middle English pund (pound).

Noun[edit]

punt m

  1. (numismatics, unit of measure) pound

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Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
punt phunt bunt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

punt m (oblique plural punz or puntz, nominative singular punz or puntz, nominative plural punt)

  1. Alternative form of pont

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pōns (compare Catalan pont, French pont, Italian ponte, Occitan pònt, Portuguese ponte, Spanish puente), from Proto-Indo-European *pont- (path, road).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

punt m (plural punts)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) bridge

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pùnt m inan (genitive púnta, nominative plural púnti)

  1. revolt

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English pund.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /pɨ̞nt/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /pɪnt/

Noun[edit]

punt f (plural punnoedd or punnau)

  1. (numismatics) pound (sterling)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
punt bunt mhunt phunt