Definitions for PITpɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pitpɪt(n.; v.)pit•ted, pit•ting.
(n.)a hole or cavity in the ground.
a covered or concealed excavation in the ground, serving as a trap.
an excavation made in exploring for or removing a mineral deposit, as by open-cut methods. the shaft of a coal mine. the mine itself.
the abode of evil spirits and lost souls; hell.
the pits,Slang. an extremely unpleasant or depressing place, condition, etc.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
a hollow or indentation in a surface.
a natural hollow or depression in the body:
the pit of the back; hit in the pit of his stomach.
an enclosure for staging fights, esp. between dogs or cocks.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a place where slam dances are performed.
a part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity takes place.
all that part of the main floor of a theater behind the musicians.
Category: Architecture, Showbiz
Ref: orchestra (def. 2a ). 2 1
an area at the side of a racing track, for servicing and refueling the cars.
(v.t.)to mark or indent with pits or depressions.
to scar with pockmarks.
to place or bury in a pit, as for storage.
to set in opposition or combat, as one against another.
to put (animals) in a pit for fighting.
(v.i.)to become marked with pits or depressions.
(of body tissue) to retain temporarily a mark of pressure, as by a finger.
Origin of pit:
bef. 900; ME; OE pytt < L puteus well, pit
pitpɪt(n.; v.)pit•ted, pit•ting.
(n.)the stone of a fruit, as of a cherry, peach, or plum.
Category: Botany, Dialect
(v.t.)to remove the pit from (a fruit).
Origin of pit:
1835–45, Amer.; < D: kernel; c. pith
a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
"they dug a pit to bury the body"
a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
stone, pit, endocarp(noun)
the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
"you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit(noun)
(Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
"Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
(commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
(auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
a trap in the form of a concealed hole
pit, quarry, stone pit(noun)
a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
"a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
orchestra pit, pit(noun)
lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
pit, oppose, match, play off(verb)
set into opposition or rivalry
"let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
scar, mark, pock, pit(verb)
mark with a scar
"The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
remove the pits from
"pit plums and cherries"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a deep hole in the ground
a huge pit into which the garbage was thrown
a large single hard seed of some fruits
a peach pit
Precision Immobilization Technique
Pursuit Intervention Technique
Parallel Immobilization Technique
All three terms mean the same thing, a bumping technique used by U.S. police departments during car pursuits to force the pursued vehicle to abruptly turn sideways to the direction of travel, causing the driver to lose control and stop. Usually used in the phrase "PIT maneuver".
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Origin: From pit, from pitte, from pittan (compare Middle Franconian Pfitze), oblique of . Compare pith.
a large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation
the shaft of a coal mine; a coal pit
a large hole in the ground from which material is dug or quarried; as, a stone pit; a gravel pit; or in which material is made by burning; as, a lime pit; a charcoal pit
a vat sunk in the ground; as, a tan pit
any abyss; especially, the grave, or hades
a covered deep hole for entrapping wild beasts; a pitfall; hence, a trap; a snare. Also used figuratively
a depression or hollow in the surface of the human body
the hollow place under the shoulder or arm; the axilla, or armpit
see Pit of the stomach (below)
the indentation or mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox
formerly, that part of a theater, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theater
an inclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats
the endocarp of a drupe, and its contained seed or seeds; a stone; as, a peach pit; a cherry pit, etc
a depression or thin spot in the wall of a duct
to place or put into a pit or hole
to mark with little hollows, as by various pustules; as, a face pitted by smallpox
to introduce as an antagonist; to set forward for or in a contest; as, to pit one dog against another
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Rank popularity for the word 'PIT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2621
Rank popularity for the word 'PIT' in Nouns Frequency: #1499
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Translations for PIT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large hole in the ground
The campers dug a pit for their rubbish.
- حُفْرَه، هُوَّهArabic
- buracoPortuguese (BR)
- die GrubeGerman
- hoyo, foso, fosaSpanish
- auk, koobasEstonian
- गहरा गढ्ढाHindi
- buca, fossaItalian
- grop, sjakt, gravNorwegian
- grop, hålSwedish
- 坑Chinese (Trad.)
- 坑Chinese (Simp.)
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