puma

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n puma large American feline resembling a lion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The puma and the leopard are the highest jumping mammals. They are able to reach a height of 16.5 feet
    • n Puma pū"mȧ (Zoöl) A large American carnivore (Felis concolor), found from Canada to Patagonia, especially among the mountains. Its color is tawny, or brownish yellow, without spots or stripes. Called also catamount cougar American lion mountain lion, and panther or painter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonly applied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma and the jaguar. A black panther is really a black leopard.
    • n puma Same as cougar.
    • n puma [capitalized] A genus of Felidæ, such as the cougar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Puma pū′ma a carnivorous animal, of the cat kind, of a reddish-brown colour without spots, called also the American lion.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Peruv. puma,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Peruv. puma.

Usage

In literature:

They do raise the pumas in South America and have them about the houses as we do cats; but I wouldn't trust one of 'em.
"Side Show Studies" by Francis Metcalfe
Vultures, foxes, wild dogs, pumas, and Indians make serious inroads on the flocks.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Taking the cat family according to size, the next that deserves mention is the Couguar, or Puma.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
The snout bears little resemblance to that of the puma.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
It's that black puma that came t' th' trap last night.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
ALFRED SEIZED BY A PUMA.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
I can't hunt the grizzly any more, nor the puma, Jinny.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
This lithe youth had certain resemblance to the puma.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
These fellows think as little of a puma or a jaguar as they do of a jackal.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
At last he stumbled upon the trail of a puma.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Angelo Puma, seated in a taxi across the street, observed them.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Then, leaping like a puma, he was behind and under Jacques' guard, and stabbed him in the back.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
But Puma, the monstrous cat, was watching, and leaped up just in time to save the brand.
"Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children" by Flora J. Cooke
Pumas passed snarling and growling angrily, first at us, and then over their shoulders at the smoke that rolled behind.
"Bear Brownie" by H. P. Robinson
He knew that the puma had not departed, and he waited, ready.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
It was a Jezbro puma.
"Sinister Paradise" by Robert Moore Williams
No less than four tigers (pumas) were landed in this manner in one night at Monte Video, lat.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
From this I infer that the flight of my puma must have been owing more to the windmill-like motion of my arms than to my voice.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
But the puma, (for such it proved to be), lay dead at his feet.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
Throughout the whole of South America they are known as the puma.
"Science of Trapping" by Elmer Harry Kreps
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In poetry:

The jaguar touches the leaves
with his phosphorous absence,
the puma speeds to his covert
in the blaze of his hungers,
his eyeballs, a jungle of alcohol,
burn in his head.
"Some Beasts" by Pablo Neruda
The puma is a puss-cat, and a thumping big one too,
But mostly when you meet one it's a deal more scared than you;
You can scat it nine times out of ten with nothing but a shout;
But if it's got a kitten — well you — just — look — out!
"The Bob-Cat" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Big Puma honored as NL Player of the Month.
2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Rickie Fowler shoots a television commercial for PUMA at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club on Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010.
2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Rickie Fowler shot a TV commercial for sponsor PUMA at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club in Naples on Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010.
Its design from on-board features and technology to online PUMA services reflects the DNA of the PUMA 's sportlifestyle brand.
Completely custom designed from the inside out, the PUMA PHONE is a connected lifestyle device that facilitates and encourages activity - digitally and physically.
Sergio Agüero is one big name on Puma 's books.
German sneaker and sportswear manufacturer Puma AG has entered the motorcycle industry with a collection of riding boots.
Puma 's previous head of global e-commerce was basically a "one-man show" based in Germany, says Bucher.
Puma 's first-half earnings before interest and tax fell by 11 percent from a year earlier, while net income was about 13 percent lower, the company reported today.
The Army has awarded a $20.4 million contract to AeroVironment to furnish its RQ-20A Puma small unmanned aircraft systems for use as a surveillance platform in Afghanistan, company officials said April 20.
CHC competitors Bond and Bristow also grounded their Super Pumas after the incident.
If your New Year's Resolution is to get fit and healthy in 2011 then put PUMA 's new BodyTrain shoes on your wish list.
Puma Enters the Toning Shoe Category.
Training will begin onboard PUMA 's il mostro in Spring 2010 at the team's home base in Newport, Rhode Island.
Puma Signs Up for Another Volvo.
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In science:

The Puma operating system , from Sandia National Labs and the University of New Mexico, represents the ideological opposite of Solaris MC.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Puma takes a true minimalist approach: there is no sharing between nodes, and there is not even a file system or demandpaged virtual memory.
Cluster Computing White Paper
This is because Puma runs on the “compute partition” of the Intel Paragon and Tflops/s machines, while a full-featured OS (e.g.
Cluster Computing White Paper
The compute partition is focused on high-speed computation, and Puma supplies low-latency, high-bandwidth communication through its Portals mechanism.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Users might want to alter the personality of the local operating system, e.g. "strip down" to a Puma-like minimalist kernel to maximize the available physical memory and remove undesired functionality.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Doc. # 00-17, prepared by Michael J. Puma, Duncan D Chaplin, and Andreas D. Pape, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC, 2000.
Bringing the Internet to Schools: US and EU policies
Over a per iod of about 18 months we have observed PSR B0809+74 with PuMa, the Pulsar Machine, at the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) in the Netherlands.
Radio Pulsars
The 1380-MHz observations were also conducted with the WSRT with its pulsar backend, PuMa.
Radio Pulsars
Stappers: The Pulsar Machine II (PuMa-II) is a state of the art pulsar machine, installed at the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT), in December 2005.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
PuMa-II is a flexible instrument and is designed around an ensemble of 44 high-performance computers running the Linux operating system.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
Much of the flexibility of PuMa-II comes from the software that is being developed for this instrument.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
Within PuMa-II, this data is acquired, stored and suitably processed.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
In this poster various aspects of PuMa-II software was presented and its pulsar signal processing capabilities were illustrated.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
More recently, a seven-parameter model, the ‘puma,’ has been built within this SME framework.
Testing Lorentz symmetry with atoms and Light
Here, the shallow puma model is sub jected to such a test, and detailed statistics produced to facilitate comparison, with both time means and the associated standard deviations displayed, removing the time dependence and providing a measure of the variability.
Benchmark experiments with global climate models applicable to extra-solar gas giant planets in the shallow atmosphere approximation
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