Definition of Pitcher

1. Noun. (baseball) the person who does the pitching. "Our pitcher has a sore arm"


2. Noun. An open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring.
Exact synonyms: Ewer
Specialized synonyms: Cream Pitcher, Creamer
Generic synonyms: Vessel

3. Noun. The quantity contained in a pitcher.
Exact synonyms: Pitcherful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

4. Noun. (botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer.
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Generic synonyms: Foliage, Leaf, Leafage

5. Noun. The position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit. "They have a southpaw on the mound"
Exact synonyms: Mound
Generic synonyms: Position
Group relationships: Baseball Team

Definition of Pitcher

1. n. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.

2. n. A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.

Definition of Pitcher

1. Noun. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc. ¹

2. Noun. (baseball softball), the player who delivers the ball to the batter. ¹

3. Noun. (Chiefly American English) (colloquial) The dominant partner in a homosexual relationship or penetrator in a sexual encounter between two men. ¹

4. Noun. (Obsolete) A sort of crowbar for digging. ¹

5. Noun. A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle. ¹

6. Noun. (botany) A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants. See pitcher plant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pitcher

1. a container for holding and pouring liquids [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pitcher

1. 1. A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle. 2. A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants. American pitcher plants, the species of Sarracenia. See Sarracenia. Australian pitcher plant, the Cephalotus follicularis, a low saxifragaceous herb having two kinds of radical leaves, some oblanceolate and entire, others transformed into little ovoid pitchers, longitudinally triple-winged and ciliated, the mouth covered with a lid shaped like a cockleshell. California pitcher plant, the Darlingtonia California. See Darlingtonia. Pitcher plant, any plant with the whole or a part of the leaves transformed into pitchers or cuplike organs, especially the species of Nepenthes. See Nepenthes. Origin: OE. Picher, OF. Pichier, OHG. Pehhar, pehhari; prob. Of the same origin as E. Beaker. Cf. Beaker. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitcher

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pitcher's mound
pitcher-plant family
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Literary usage of Pitcher

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Wilhelm Miller, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"pitcher without inward- pointing spurs. Shape of pitcher short- flask-or mug-shaped 2. Shape of pitcher quite cylindrical 3. Shape of pitcher cylindrical, ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"THE CROW AND THE pitcher A CROW, half-dead with thirst, came upon a pitcher which had once ... Then he took another pebble and dropped it into the pitcher. ..."

3. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Molly pitcher sprang to his side, Fired as she saw her husband do. ... Molly pitcher, you saved the day," He said, as he gave her a hero's hand. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"A study of the development of the pitcher, especially in the young pitchers of seedling plants, shows that the inflated portion is a development of the ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"DISCUSSION AND CORRESPONDENCE WHERE DO pitcher-LEAFED ASH TREES GROW? AT the New Orleans meeting of the scientific societies, in 1905, I reported the ..."

6. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Hence these groans. There is no fleeing in a robe de nuit. Behold the deeds that are done of Mrs. Jones! A pitcher OF MIGNONETTE 1 A pitcher of mignonette ..."

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