Definition of Pit

1. Noun. A sizeable hole (usually in the ground). "They dug a pit to bury the body"

Exact synonyms: Cavity
Specialized synonyms: Trou-de-loup, Barbecue Pit, Borrow Pit, Divot, Fire Pit, Quicksand, Sandpit, Sawpit, Tar Pit
Generic synonyms: Hole, Hollow

2. Verb. Set into opposition or rivalry. "He plays his two children off against each other"
Exact synonyms: Match, Oppose, Play Off
Generic synonyms: Confront, Face
Derivative terms: Match, Opponent, Opponent, Playoff

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

4. Verb. Mark with a scar. "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
Exact synonyms: Mark, Pock, Scar
Related verbs: Mark, Nock, Score
Generic synonyms: Blemish, Deface, Disfigure
Specialized synonyms: Pockmark, Cicatrise, Cicatrize
Entails: Incise
Derivative terms: Mark, Pitting, Pock, Scar, Scar

5. 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"
Exact synonyms: Endocarp, Stone
Generic synonyms: Pericarp, Seed Vessel
Specialized synonyms: Peach Pit, Cherry Stone
Derivative terms: Stone, Stony

6. Verb. Remove the pits from. "Pit plums and cherries"
Exact synonyms: Stone
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Stone

7. Noun. (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment. "Hell is paved with good intentions"
Exact synonyms: Hell, Infernal Region, Inferno, Nether Region, Perdition
Generic synonyms: Fictitious Place, Imaginary Place, Mythical Place
Specialized synonyms: Gehenna, Tartarus, Hellfire, Red Region
Category relationships: Christian Religion, Christianity
Antonyms: Heaven
Derivative terms: Infernal

8. Noun. An enclosure in which animals are made to fight.
Specialized synonyms: Cockpit
Generic synonyms: Enclosure

9. Noun. (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on.
Generic synonyms: Area
Group relationships: Commodities Exchange, Commodities Market, Commodity Exchange

10. Noun. (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled.
Category relationships: Auto Racing, Car Racing
Generic synonyms: Area

11. Noun. A trap in the form of a concealed hole.
Exact synonyms: Pitfall
Generic synonyms: Trap

12. Noun. A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate. "A British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
Exact synonyms: Quarry, Stone Pit
Specialized synonyms: Chalk Pit, Chalkpit, Gravel Pit
Generic synonyms: Excavation
Derivative terms: Quarry

13. Noun. Lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers.
Exact synonyms: Orchestra Pit
Generic synonyms: Area
Group relationships: House, Theater, Theatre

14. Noun. A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it.
Exact synonyms: Colliery
Terms within: Coal Mine, Coalpit, Mine
Generic synonyms: Work, Workplace

Definition of Pit

1. n. A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation

2. v. t. To place or put into a pit or hole.

Definition of Pit

1. Noun. Precision Immobilization Technique ¹

2. Noun. Pursuit Intervention Technique ¹

3. Noun. Parallel Immobilization Technique ¹

4. Noun. (computing) Programmable interval timer ¹

5. Noun. A hole in the ground. ¹

6. Noun. (motor racing) An area at a motor racetrack used for refueling and repairing the vehicles during a race. ¹

7. Noun. (music) A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed. ¹

8. Noun. A mine. ¹

9. Noun. (archaeology) A hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement. ¹

10. Noun. (trading) A trading pit. ¹

11. Noun. (context: in the plural with ''the'' idiomatic slang) Something particularly unpleasant. ¹

12. Noun. The bottom part of. ¹

13. Noun. (context: aviation) A luggage hold. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To make pits in. ¹

15. Verb. To put (a dog) into a pit for fighting. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To bring (something) into opposition with something else. ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive motor racing) To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc. ¹

18. Noun. A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip inside a fruit. ¹

19. Noun. A shell in a drupe containing a seed. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe. ¹

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Definition of Pit

1. to mark with cavities or depressions [v PITTED, PITTING, PITS]

Medical Definition of Pit

1. Region of the plant cell wall in which the secondary wall is interrupted, exposing the underlying primary cell wall. One or more plasmodesmata are usually present in the primary wall, communicating with the other half of a pit pair. May be simple or bordered, in the latter case, the secondary wall overarches the pit field. Do not confuse with coated pits. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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