1. pit - noun
· a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
2. pit - noun
· a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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"
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
5. pit - noun
· an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
6. pit - noun
· (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
7. pit - noun
· (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
8. pit - noun
· a trap in the form of a concealed hole
9. pit - noun
· a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
10. pit - noun
· lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
11. pit - noun
· a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
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"
13. pit - verb
· mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
14. pit - verb
· remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"
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