Definitions for pit

Definitions for (noun) pit

Main entry: colliery, pit

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

Main entry: orchestra pit, pit

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

Main entry: pit, quarry, stone pit

Definition: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

Usage: a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

Main entry: pit, pitfall

Definition: a trap in the form of a concealed hole

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

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

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Definition: an enclosure in which animals are made to fight

Main entry: nether region, perdition, Hell, infernal region, Inferno, pit

Definition: (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

Usage: 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

Main entry: pit, cavity

Definition: a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

Usage: they dug a pit to bury the body

Main entry: endocarp, stone, pit

Definition: the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed

Usage: you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking

Main entry: pit, fossa

Definition: a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

Definitions for (verb) pit

Main entry: stone, pit

Definition: remove the pits from

Usage: pit plums and cherries

Main entry: pit, play off, oppose, match

Definition: set into opposition or rivalry

Usage: 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

Main entry: scar, mark, pit, pock

Definition: mark with a scar

Usage: The skin disease scarred his face permanently

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