Dictionary Results for pit


1. pit - noun

· a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"

Synonym(s): cavity

Hypernym(s): hole, hollow




2. pit - noun

· a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

Synonym(s): fossa

Hypernym(s): concave_shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature, cavity, bodily_cavity, cavum




3. pit - 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"

Synonym(s): stone, endocarp

Hypernym(s): pericarp, seed_vessel




4. 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

Synonym(s): Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal_region, nether_region

Hypernym(s): imaginary_place, mythical_place, fictitious_place




5. pit - noun

· an enclosure in which animals are made to fight

Hypernym(s): enclosure




6. pit - noun

· (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on

Hypernym(s): area




7. pit - noun

· (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled

Hypernym(s): area




8. pit - noun

· a trap in the form of a concealed hole

Synonym(s): pitfall

Hypernym(s): trap




9. pit - noun

· a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

Synonym(s): quarry, stone_pit

Hypernym(s): excavation




10. pit - noun

· lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers

Synonym(s): orchestra_pit

Hypernym(s): area




11. pit - noun

· a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it

Synonym(s): colliery

Hypernym(s): workplace, work




12. pit - 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"

Synonym(s): oppose, match, play_off

Hypernym(s): confront, face




13. pit - verb

· mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

Synonym(s): scar, mark, pock

Hypernym(s): deface, disfigure, blemish




14. pit - verb

· remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"

Synonym(s): stone

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw





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