1 a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body" [syn: cavity]
2 a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression) [syn: fossa]
3 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" [syn: stone, endocarp]
4 a trap in the form of a concealed hole [syn: pitfall]
5 a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'" [syn: quarry, stone pit]
6 lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers [syn: orchestra pit]
7 a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it [syn: colliery]
1 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" [syn: oppose, match, play off]
- Rhymes: -ɪt
- A hole in the ground.
- A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip (Eng.) inside a fruit.
- A shell in a drupe containing a seed.
- Area at the auto racetrack used for refueling and repairing the cars during a race
- A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed.
- A mine
- (archaeology) A hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement.
the stone of a drupaceous fruit
Etymology 2From pit
- To bring into opposition, as in "to pit one's wits against someone".
- To make pits in.
- Exposure to acid rain pitted the metal.
- To remove the stone
from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe.
- One must pit a peach to make it ready for a pie.
- In the context of "intransitive|motor racing": To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc.
- A seed inside a fruit.
- 'Hij heeft pit' : He has something going for him.
- to put
Nounpit , gen pite, pl pitean
Pit may refer to:
- Pit, any high walled depression in the ground, such as a quarry or (in Britain) an opencast coal mine
- Pit or Colliery, a deep-shaft underground coal mine
- Burial alive as a fictional method of execution based on The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
- Pit, the single seed in the center of a cherry, peach, plum, olive, avocado or other fruit
- Pits, the lowest mountain ranges of the polish Carpathians.
- Pit, the 750nm depressions etched on a compact disc for storing data in binary digit 1
- Pit, the part of a racing track where pit stops are conducted
- Pit (open outcry), an area in a futures market where trading takes place
- Pit, an area in a casino surrounded by gaming tables. Managed by a Pit boss
- pit, the core of a nuclear weapon
- Trapping pit, designed to catch animals
As a proper noun, Pit can refer to:
- The PIT maneuver, used by police to force a car off the road
- the "Bottomless Pit", Hell
- Pit (game), a Parker Brothers card game based on commodities exchanges
- Pits (game), a cross between whist and rummy
- Pit (Nintendo), star of the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Kid Icarus
- University Arena, a basketball venue on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque
- McArthur Court, a basketball venue on the campus of the University of Oregon
- Programmable Interval Timer, a computer device
Pit can be short for:
- Circle pit
- Pittsburgh International Airport whose code is PIT
- Armpit, a part of the body
- Ball pit, a play structure
- Mosh pit, the location for a type of dancing
- Pit bull, a type of dog
- Front ensemble/Front line, the stationary percussion section in a marching band or drum corps
- Orchestra pit
- PIT, acronym/abbreviation for Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
- PIT, acronym/abbreviation for The People's Improv Theater
PIT can refer to:
- Passive Integrated Transponder a small elecrtonic device for identifying animals (subcutaneous)
- Pac-In-Time, a 1995 video game featuring Pac-Man
- Parti de l'Indépendance et du Travail, a communist party in Senegal
- Personal Income Tax
- Phase inversion temperature
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Pit River, in California, United States
- Powered Industrial Truck, see forklift truck
- Pressure Indicator Transmitter, an abbreviation used in piping and instrumentation diagrams
- Programmable Interval Timer, a timer available in the entire PC architecture
- Pulsed inductive thruster
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- PIT-1, a gene
- PIT or WF-31, a cocaine analogue
pit in German: Schacht
pit in Esperanto: PIT
pit in Spanish: hoyo
pit in French: PIT
pit in Italian: PIT
pit in Japanese: PIT
pit in Japanese: ピット
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