HyperDic: pit

English > 14 senses of the word pit:
NOUNobjectpit, cavitya sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
shapepit, fossaa concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
plantpit, stone, endocarpthe hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
cognitionpit, Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region(Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil
artifactpitan enclosure in which animals are made to fight
artifactpit(commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
artifactpit(auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
artifactpit, pitfalla trap in the form of a concealed hole
artifactpit, quarry, stone pita surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
artifactpit, orchestra pitlowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
artifactpit, collierya workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
VERBcompetitionpit, oppose, match, play offset into opposition or rivalry
contactpit, scar, mark, pockmark with a scar
changepit, stoneremove the pits from
pit > pronunciation
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English > pit: 14 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA sizeable hole (usually in the ground).
Example"they dug a pit to bury the body"
Synonymcavity
Narrowerbarbecue pitA pit where wood or charcoal is burned to make a bed of hot coals suitable for barbecuing meat
borrow pitA pit created to provide earth that can be used as fill at another site
divot(golf) the cavity left when a piece of turf is cut from the ground by the club head in making a stroke
fire pitA pit whose floor is incandescent lava
quicksandA pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down
sandpitA large pit in sandy ground from which sand is dug
sawpitA pit over which lumber is positioned to be sawed by two men with a long two-handed saw
tar pitA natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth
trou-de-loupA sloping pit with a stake in the middle used as an obstacle to the enemy / enemy
Broaderhole, hollowA depression hollowed out of solid matter
Spanishbrecha, cavidad, fosa, foso, hoyo, pozo
Catalancavitat, clot, fossa, sot
English > pit: 14 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression).
Synonymfossa
Narrowerglenoid fossa, glenoid cavityThe concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
glenoid fossa, mandibular fossaA deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
pit of the stomach, epigastric fossaA slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus)
Broadercavity, bodily cavity, cavum(anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus / sinus within the body
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvatureA shape that curves or bends inward
Spanishhoyo
Catalanclot
Verbspitmark with a scar
English > pit: 14 senses > noun 3, plant
MeaningThe hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
Synonymsstone, endocarp
Narrowercherry stoneThe stone seed of a cherry
peach pitThe stone seed of a peach
Broaderpericarp, seed vesselThe ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
Spanishendocarpio, endocarpo, hueso
Catalanendocarpi, pinyol
Verbspitremove the pits from
English > pit: 14 senses > noun 4, cognition
Meaning(Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment.
Example "a demon from the depths of the pit"
SynonymsHell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region
CategoryChristianity, Christian religionA monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
NarrowerGehenna, TartarusA place where the wicked are punished after death
hellfire, red regionA place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned
Broaderimaginary place, mythical place, fictitious placeA place that exists only in imagination
OppositeHeavenThe abode of God and the angels
Spanishinfierno, perdición
Catalaninfern, perdició
English > pit: 14 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn enclosure in which animals are made to fight.
NarrowercockpitA pit for cockfights
BroaderenclosureA structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed / enclosed for some purpose
English > pit: 14 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaning(commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on.
Part ofcommodity exchange, commodities exchange, commodities marketAn exchange for buying and selling commodities for future delivery
BroaderareaA part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function
English > pit: 14 senses > noun 7, artifact
Meaning(auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled.
Categoryauto racing, car racingThe sport of racing automobiles
BroaderareaA part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function
Spanishpit
English > pit: 14 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA trap in the form of a concealed hole.
Synonympitfall
BroadertrapA device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
English > pit: 14 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA surface excavation for extracting stone or slate.
Example"a British term for 'quarry' is 'stone pit'"
Synonymsquarry, stone pit
Narrowerchalkpit, chalk pitA quarry for chalk
gravel pitA quarry for gravel
BroaderexcavationA hole in the ground made by excavating
Spanishcantera
Catalancantera, pedrera
English > pit: 14 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningLowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers.
Synonymorchestra pit
Part oftheater, theatre, houseA building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
BroaderareaA part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function
Spanishorquesta, orquestra
Catalanorquestra
English > pit: 14 senses > noun 11, artifact
MeaningA workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it.
Synonymcolliery
Partscoal mine, coalpitA mine where coal is dug from the ground
mineexcavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
Broaderworkplace, workA place where work is done
Spanishhullera, mina de carbón
Catalanmina de carbó
English > pit: 14 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningSet into opposition or rivalry.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"
Synonymsoppose, match, play off
Broaderconfront, faceOppose, as in hostility or a competition
Spanishmedirse con, oponer
English > pit: 14 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmark with a scar.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsscar, mark, pock
Entailsincisemake an incision / incision into by carving or cutting
Narrowercicatrize, cicatriseform a scar, after an injury
pockmarkmark with or as if with pockmarks
Broaderdeface, disfigure, blemishmar or spoil the appearance of
Similar toscore, nock, markmake small marks into the surface of
Spanishmarcar, señalar
Catalanmarcar, senyalar
Nounspita concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
pittingthe formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
English > pit: 14 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningremove the pits from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"pit plums and cherries"
Synonymstone
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishdeshuesar, despepitar
Catalanespinyolar
Nounspitthe hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed

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