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Meaning & Definition of Pit in English

English

Pit

/pɪt/

noun

1. A sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

  • "They dug a pit to bury the body"
    synonym:
  • pit
  • ,
  • cavity

2. A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

    synonym:
  • pit
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • stone
  • ,
  • pit
  • ,
  • endocarp

4. (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:
  • Hell
  • ,
  • perdition
  • ,
  • Inferno
  • ,
  • infernal region
  • ,
  • nether region
  • ,
  • pit

5. An enclosure in which animals are made to fight

    synonym:
  • pit

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

    synonym:
  • pit

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

    synonym:
  • pit

8. A trap in the form of a concealed hole

    synonym:
  • pit
  • ,
  • pitfall

9. A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

  • "A british term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
    synonym:
  • pit
  • ,
  • quarry
  • ,
  • stone pit

10. Lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers

    synonym:
  • orchestra pit
  • ,
  • pit

11. A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it

    synonym:
  • colliery
  • ,
  • pit

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • pit
  • ,
  • oppose
  • ,
  • match
  • ,
  • play off

2. Mark with a scar

  • "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
    synonym:
  • scar
  • ,
  • mark
  • ,
  • pock
  • ,
  • pit

3. Remove the pits from

  • "Pit plums and cherries"
    synonym:
  • pit
  • ,
  • stone

Examples of using

I dug a pit.