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pit meaning and definition

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PIT noun

Definition of pit (noun)

  1. a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    • "they dug a pit to bury the body"
    • synonyms: cavity
  2. a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  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"
    • synonyms: endocarp, stone
  4. (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
  5. an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
  6. (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
  7. (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
  8. a trap in the form of a concealed hole
  9. a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
  10. lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
  11. a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it

PIT verb

Definition of 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"
    • synonyms: match, oppose, play off
  2. mark with a scar
    • "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
    • synonyms: mark, pock, scar
  3. remove the pits from
    • "pit plums and cherries"
    • synonyms: stone
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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