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pit

pit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pit

Definition
(noun) a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
Synonyms : cavity
Example Sentence
  • they dug a pit to bury the body

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(noun) a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
Synonyms : fossa

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(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
Synonyms : endocarp , stone
Example Sentence
  • you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking

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(noun) (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
Example Sentence
  • Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell
  • a demon from the depths of the pit
  • Hell is paved with good intentions

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(noun) an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
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(noun) (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
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(noun) (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
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(noun) a trap in the form of a concealed hole
Synonyms : pitfall

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(noun) a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
Synonyms : quarry , stone pit
Example Sentence
  • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

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(noun) lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
Synonyms : orchestra pit

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(noun) a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
Synonyms : colliery

Definition
(verb) set into opposition or rivalry
Synonyms : match , oppose , play off
Example Sentence
  • 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

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(verb) mark with a scar
Synonyms : mark , pock , scar
Example Sentence
  • The skin disease scarred his face permanently

Definition
(verb) remove the pits from
Synonyms : stone
Example Sentence
  • pit plums and cherries

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