What does pitch mean?

Definitions for pitch
pɪtʃpitch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pitch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitch(noun)

    the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration

  2. pitch, delivery(noun)

    (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

  3. pitch(noun)

    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"

  4. sales talk, sales pitch, pitch(noun)

    promotion by means of an argument and demonstration

  5. pitch, rake, slant(noun)

    degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

    "the roof had a steep pitch"

  6. pitch, tar(noun)

    any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue

  7. pitch, pitch shot(noun)

    a high approach shot in golf

  8. pitch, auction pitch(noun)

    an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump

  9. lurch, pitch, pitching(noun)

    abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

    "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

  10. pitch(verb)

    the action or manner of throwing something

    "his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"

  11. flip, toss, sky, pitch(verb)

    throw or toss with a light motion

    "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"

  12. lurch, pitch, shift(verb)

    move abruptly

    "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

  13. pitch(verb)

    fall or plunge forward

    "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"

  14. pitch(verb)

    set to a certain pitch

    "He pitched his voice very low"

  15. peddle, monger, huckster, hawk, vend, pitch(verb)

    sell or offer for sale from place to place

  16. slope, incline, pitch(verb)

    be at an angle

    "The terrain sloped down"

  17. cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch(verb)

    heel over

    "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"

  18. pitch, set up(verb)

    erect and fasten

    "pitch a tent"

  19. deliver, pitch(verb)

    throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball

    "The pitcher delivered the ball"

  20. pitch(verb)

    hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin

  21. pitch(verb)

    lead (a card) and establish the trump suit

  22. gear, pitch(verb)

    set the level or character of

    "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pitch(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  2. Pitch(noun)

    see Pitchstone

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  3. Pitch(noun)

    to cover over or smear with pitch

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  4. Pitch(noun)

    fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  5. Pitch(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  6. Pitch(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  7. Pitch(verb)

    to set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  8. Pitch(verb)

    to fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  9. Pitch(verb)

    to set or fix, as a price or value

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  10. Pitch(verb)

    to fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  11. Pitch(verb)

    to light; to settle; to come to rest from flight

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  12. Pitch(verb)

    to fix one's choise; -- with on or upon

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  13. Pitch(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  14. Pitch(noun)

    a throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  15. Pitch(noun)

    that point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled

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  16. Pitch(noun)

    a point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound

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  17. Pitch(noun)

    height; stature

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  18. Pitch(noun)

    a descent; a fall; a thrusting down

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  19. Pitch(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  20. Pitch(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  21. Pitch(noun)

    the limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  22. Pitch(noun)

    the distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; -- called also circular pitch

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  23. Pitch(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

  24. Pitch(noun)

    the distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates

    Etymology: [See Pitch, n.]

Freebase

  1. Pitch

    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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pitch

    pich, n. the solid black shining substance obtained by boiling down common tar.—v.t. to smear with pitch.—adjs. Pitch′-black, Pitch′-dark, dark as pitch: very dark.—ns. Pitch′-blende, a black oxide of uranium; Pitch′-coal, a kind of bituminous coal: jet; Pitch′iness, state or quality of being pitchy; Pitch′-pine, a kind of pine which yields pitch, and is much used in America as fuel; Pitch′-plas′ter, a plaster of Burgundy or white pitch; Pitch′-stone, an old volcanic-like hardened pitch; Pitch′-tree, the kauri pine, the Amboyna pine, or the Norway spruce.—adj. Pitch′y, having the qualities of pitch: smeared with pitch: black like pitch: dark: dismal. [A.S. pic—L. pix, pic-is.]

  2. Pitch

    pich, v.t. to thrust or fix in the ground: to fix or set in array: to fix the rate or price: to fling or throw: (mus.) to set the keynote of.—v.i. to settle, as something pitched: to come to rest from flight: to fall headlong: to fix the choice: to encamp: to rise and fall, as a ship.—n. a throw or cast from the hand: any point or degree of elevation or depression: degree: degree of slope: a descent: the height of a note in speaking or in music: (mech.) distance between the centres of two teeth in a wheel or a saw, or between the threads of a screw measured parallel to the axis.—ns. Pitched′-batt′le, a battle in which the contending parties have fixed positions: a battle previously arranged for on both sides; Pitch′er; Pitch′-far′thing, chuck-farthing; Pitch′fork, a fork for pitching hay, &c.: a tuning-fork.—v.t. to lift with a pitchfork: to throw suddenly into any position.—ns. Pitch′ing, the act of throwing: a facing of stone along a bank to protect against the action of water; Pitch′pipe, a small pipe to pitch the voice or tune with.—Pitch and pay (Shak.), pay down at once, pay ready-money; Pitch and toss, a game in which coins are thrown at a mark, the person who throws nearest having the right of tossing all the coins, and keeping those which come down head uppermost; Pitch in, to begin briskly; Pitch into, to assault. [A form of pick.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. pitch

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pitch

    Tar and coarse resin boiled to a fluid yet tenacious consistence. It is used in a hot state with oakum in caulking the ship to fill the chinks or intervals between her planks. Also, in steam navigation, the distance between two contiguous threads of the screw-propeller, is termed the pitch. Also, in gunnery, the throw of the shot.--To pitch, to plant or set, as tents, pavements, pitched battles, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pitch

    To fix firmly; to plant; to set in array; as, to pitch a tent; to pitch a camp.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pitch' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3653

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pitch' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3645

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pitch' in Nouns Frequency: #1375

How to pronounce pitch?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say pitch in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pitch in a Sentence

  1. Ricardo Gareca:

    Peru did as much as possible to win the game and score. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to do that, i have nothing to say to my players. They did their best. I really can't complain. I think in general terms the result doesn't really reflect what happened on the pitch. But football is all about effectiveness.

  2. Celeste Beatty:

    I think the barriers we've had are because of the perception of what a brewer is. It's a man. With a beard. And typically a white guy. Not someone who looks like me, trying to pitch a beer to a bar, I could write a book about some of the reactions I've gotten.

  3. David Yanez:

    We've all seen how a soprano can shatter a glass with the pitch of her voice, instead of using sound waves, we use the swirls generated in the structure by the wind.

  4. Matthew Costello:

    The Reagans loved to throw state dinners, in the 80s, global change was reaching a fever pitch, and Ronald Reagan had secured the admiration of several leaders.

  5. Coleridge:

    Pleasure, most often delusive, may be born of delusion. Pleasure, herself a sorceress, may pitch her tents on enchanted ground. But happiness (or, to use a more accurate and comprehensive term, solid well-being) can be built on virtue alone, and must of necessity have truth for its foundation.

Images & Illustrations of pitch

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Translations for pitch

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  • pikAfrikaans
  • زفت, رميةArabic
  • сайыр, дегет, һағыҙBashkir
  • llançament, llançarCatalan, Valencian
  • smůla, nadhoz, smola, hřistě, roztečCzech
  • Harz, Wurf, Pech, Sportplatz, Abstand, Grad, Verkaufsgespräch, Teilung, Neigung, Steigung, Tonhöhe, Tonlage, werfen, stampfen, werben, bewerben, wegwerfen, aufschlagen, TonhGerman
  • γήπεδο, πίσσα, πετάω, στήνω, ύψος, ρίχνωGreek
  • pez, declive, tono, campo, distancia, paso, brea, lanzamiento, lanzar, echar, armar, altura, altura tonal, promover, plantarSpanish
  • گامPersian
  • nurmi, kallistus, taso, pihka, syöttö, piki, kenttä, myyntipuhe, jako, nyökätä, heittää, syöttää, heittää menemään, mainostaa, keinuttaa, keinua, pomppia, kinostua, sävelkorkeus, kaupata, myydä, pystyttääFinnish
  • sève, terrain, poix, laïus, pas, angle, tangage, résine, lancer, argument, brai, présentation, écartement, inclinaison, pente, hauteur, donner la noteFrench
  • teàrr, bìthScottish Gaelic
  • זפתHebrew
  • पिचHindi
  • fok, gyanta, köz, szurok, lejtés, eldob, ver, hangmagasságHungarian
  • titinada, nadaIndonesian
  • tónhæðIcelandic
  • resina, servizio, sostegno, pendenza, beccheggio, pece, campo, promozione, passo, inclinazione, tono, servire, promuovere, crescere, accumularsi, intonazione, timbro, sostenereItalian
  • גובה הצלילHebrew
  • ピッチJapanese
  • კუპრი, ფისიGeorgian
  • nipiKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 피치Korean
  • pixLatin
  • hoa, tūpoupou, pūpahiMāori
  • hars, worp, pek, verkooppraatje, toonhoogte, gooien, werpen, intonerenDutch
  • bekNorwegian
  • smoła, pole, boisko, żywica, rzut, kąt, wysokość dźwięku, złożyć, rozbićPolish
  • seiva, arremesso, piche, campo, grau, altura, arremessar, armarPortuguese
  • prezentare, pas, rășină, aruncare, smoală, teren, inclinare, ton, înălțimeRomanian
  • дёготь, тангаж, дифферент, смола, подача, подавать, высота, бросать, бросить, подать, ставить, тонRussian
  • smolaSerbo-Croatian
  • rozstup, ihriskoSlovak
  • pisëAlbanian
  • beck, kast, plan, ton, kasta, slänga, resa, tonhöjd, läggaSwedish
  • மைதானம்Tamil
  • perdeTurkish
  • 音高Chinese

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