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Meaning & Definition of Pitch in English

English

Pitch

/pɪʧ/

noun

1. The property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration

    synonym:
  • pitch

2. (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

    synonym:
  • pitch
  • ,
  • delivery

3. A vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)

  • "He was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors"
    synonym:
  • pitch

4. Promotion by means of an argument and demonstration

    synonym:
  • sales talk
  • ,
  • sales pitch
  • ,
  • pitch

5. Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

  • "The roof had a steep pitch"
    synonym:
  • pitch
  • ,
  • rake
  • ,
  • slant

6. Any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue

    synonym:
  • pitch
  • ,
  • tar

7. A high approach shot in golf

    synonym:
  • pitch
  • ,
  • pitch shot

8. An all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump

    synonym:
  • pitch
  • ,
  • auction pitch

9. Abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

  • "The pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
    synonym:
  • lurch
  • ,
  • pitch
  • ,
  • pitching

10. The action or manner of throwing something

  • "His pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
    synonym:
  • pitch

verb

1. Throw or toss with a light motion

  • "Flip me the beachball"
  • "Toss me newspaper"
    synonym:
  • flip
  • ,
  • toss
  • ,
  • sky
  • ,
  • pitch

2. Move abruptly

  • "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
    synonym:
  • lurch
  • ,
  • pitch
  • ,
  • shift

3. Fall or plunge forward

  • "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
    synonym:
  • pitch

4. Set to a certain pitch

  • "He pitched his voice very low"
    synonym:
  • pitch

5. Sell or offer for sale from place to place

    synonym:
  • peddle
  • ,
  • monger
  • ,
  • huckster
  • ,
  • hawk
  • ,
  • vend
  • ,
  • pitch

6. Be at an angle

  • "The terrain sloped down"
    synonym:
  • slope
  • ,
  • incline
  • ,
  • pitch

7. Heel over

  • "The tower is tilting"
  • "The ceiling is slanting"
    synonym:
  • cant
  • ,
  • cant over
  • ,
  • tilt
  • ,
  • slant
  • ,
  • pitch

8. Erect and fasten

  • "Pitch a tent"
    synonym:
  • pitch
  • ,
  • set up

9. Throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball

  • "The pitcher delivered the ball"
    synonym:
  • deliver
  • ,
  • pitch

10. Hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin

    synonym:
  • pitch

11. Lead (a card) and establish the trump suit

    synonym:
  • pitch

12. Set the level or character of

  • "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
    synonym:
  • gear
  • ,
  • pitch

Examples of using

This is a good place to pitch a tent.
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