Definitions for pitchpɪtʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to erect or set up (a tent, camp, or the like).
to put, set, or plant in a fixed or definite place or position.
to throw, fling, hurl, or toss.
Baseball. to deliver or serve (the ball) to the batter. to serve as pitcher of (a game).
to set at a certain point, degree, level, etc.:
He pitched his hopes too high.
to establish the musical key of.
Category: Music and Dance
to set or build with a downward slope: a pitched roof.
Category: Architecture, Building Trades
to pave or revet with small stones.
Informal.to attempt to sell or win approval for; promote; advertise:
to pitch cereals at a sales convention.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
(v.i.)to plunge or fall forward or headlong.
to throw or toss.
Baseball. to deliver or serve the ball to the batter. to fill the position of pitcher.
to slope downward; dip.
to plunge with alternate fall and rise of bow and stern, as a ship.
Category: Nautical, Navy
(of a rocket or guided missile) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by oscillations of the longitudinal axis in a vertical plane about the center of gravity.
to fix a tent or temporary habitation; encamp.
Golf. to play a pitch shot.
pitch in, Informal. to contribute to a common cause.
Category: Verb Phrase, Informal
pitch into, Informal. to attack verbally or physically.
(n.)relative point, position, or degree:
a high pitch of excitement.
the degree of inclination or slope; angle.
(in music, speech, etc.) the degree of height or depth of a tone or of sound, depending upon the relative rapidity of the vibrations by which it is produced.
Category: Music and Dance
Music. the particular tonal standard with which given tones may be compared in respect to their relative level.
Category: Music and Dance
the apparent predominant frequency sounded by an acoustical source.
the act or manner of pitching.
a throw or toss.
Baseball. the serving of the ball to the batter by the pitcher.
a pitching movement, as of a ship.
Category: Nautical, Navy
a sloping part or place:
the pitch of a hill.
a quantity of something pitched or placed somewhere.
Cricket. the central part of the field; area between the wickets.
Informal. a sales talk, often high-pressured.
Aeron. the nosing of an airplane or spacecraft up or down about a transverse axis. the distance that a given propeller would advance in one revolution.
(of a rocket or guided missile) the motion due to pitching. the extent of the rotation of the longitudinal axis involved in pitching.
Geol. the inclination of a linear feature, as the axis of a fold or an oreshoot, from the horizontal.
the distance between the corresponding surfaces of two adjacent gear teeth, measured between perpendiculars to the root surfaces. the distance between any two adjacent things in a series, as screw threads or rivets.
Ref: all fours (def. 2). 2
a unit of typographic measurement indicating the number of characters to a horizontal inch.
Origin of pitch:
1175–1225; ME picchen to thrust, pierce, set up (a tent, etc.), array, throw
any of various dark, tenacious, and viscous substances for caulking and paving, consisting of the residue of the distillation of coal tar or wood tar.
any of certain bitumens, as asphalt:
any of various resins.
the sap or crude turpentine that exudes from the bark of pines.
(v.t.)to smear or cover with pitch.
Origin of pitch:
bef. 900; ME pich, OE pic < L pic- (s. of pix), whence also D pek, G Pech; akin to Gk píssa pitch
the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)
"he was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors"
sales talk, sales pitch, pitch(noun)
promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
pitch, rake, slant(noun)
degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
"the roof had a steep pitch"
any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
pitch, pitch shot(noun)
a high approach shot in golf
pitch, auction pitch(noun)
an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump
lurch, pitch, pitching(noun)
abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
"the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
the action or manner of throwing something
"his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
flip, toss, sky, pitch(verb)
throw or toss with a light motion
"flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"
lurch, pitch, shift(verb)
"The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
fall or plunge forward
"She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
set to a certain pitch
"He pitched his voice very low"
peddle, monger, huckster, hawk, vend, pitch(verb)
sell or offer for sale from place to place
slope, incline, pitch(verb)
be at an angle
"The terrain sloped down"
cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch(verb)
"The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
pitch, set up(verb)
erect and fasten
"pitch a tent"
throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball
"The pitcher delivered the ball"
hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
set the level or character of
"She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
how high or low a sound or musical note is
the high pitch of the engine's whine
the intensity of emotion or activity
Excitement about the tournament has reached a fever pitch this week.
a speech used to sell a product
the car salesman's pitch
in baseball, an act of throwing a ball to the batter
The first pitch was a strike.
a field for playing a sport on
a football pitch
in baseball, to throw a ball to the batter
He's pitching a lot of fast balls.; Who's pitching?
to put a tent up
They pitched their tent beneath the trees.
a thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them
to cover over or smear with pitch
fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure
to throw, generally with a definite aim or purpose; to cast; to hurl; to toss; as, to pitch quoits; to pitch hay; to pitch a ball
to thrust or plant in the ground, as stakes or poles; hence, to fix firmly, as by means of poles; to establish; to arrange; as, to pitch a tent; to pitch a camp
to set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway
to fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune
to set or fix, as a price or value
to fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp
to light; to settle; to come to rest from flight
to fix one's choise; -- with on or upon
to plunge or fall; esp., to fall forward; to decline or slope; as, to pitch from a precipice; the vessel pitches in a heavy sea; the field pitches toward the east
a throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits
that point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled
a point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound
a descent; a fall; a thrusting down
the point where a declivity begins; hence, the declivity itself; a descending slope; the degree or rate of descent or slope; slant; as, a steep pitch in the road; the pitch of a roof
the relative acuteness or gravity of a tone, determined by the number of vibrations which produce it; the place of any tone upon a scale of high and low
the limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out
the distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; -- called also circular pitch
the length, measured along the axis, of a complete turn of the thread of a screw, or of the helical lines of the blades of a screw propeller
the distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates
Pitch is a name for any of a number of viscoelastic, solid polymers. Pitch can be made from petroleum products or plants. Petroleum-derived pitch is also called bitumen or asphalt. Pitch produced from plants is also known as resin. Some products made from plant resin are also known as rosin. Pitch was traditionally used to help caulk the seams of wooden sailing vessels. Pitch was also used to waterproof wooden containers, and is sometimes still used in the making of torches. Petroleum-derived pitch is black in colour, hence the adjectival phrase, "pitch-black".
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. The movement of an aircraft or ship about its transverse axis. 2. In air photography, the camera rotation about the transverse axis of the aircraft. Also called tip.
Translations for pitch
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the field or ground for certain games
a cricket-pitch; a football pitch.
- baan, veldAfrikaans
- مَيْدان رياضيArabic
- campoPortuguese (BR)
- das FeldGerman
- زمین بازیFarsi
- स्थिर करनाHindi
- teren, igrališteCroatian
- (spēles) laukumsLatvian
- kawasan membaling bolaMalay
- veld, terreinDutch
- område mellom gjerdene; baneNorwegian
- زمین بازیPersian
- поле, площадкаRussian
- alan, sahaTurkish
- 表演場地Chinese (Trad.)
- پچ، کھيل کا ميدانUrdu
- sân đấuVietnamese
- 表演场地Chinese (Simp.)
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