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pit

noun (n)

  • a sizeable hole (usually in the ground) (noun.object)
    Synonym: cavity
    Example:
    They dug a pit to bury the body.
    source: wordnet30
  • a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression) (noun.shape)
    Synonym: fossa
    source: wordnet30
  • the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed (noun.plant)
    Synonym: endocarp, stone
    source: wordnet30
  • (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    A demon from the depths of the pit.
    source: wordnet30
  • an enclosure in which animals are made to fight (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a trap in the form of a concealed hole (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: pitfall
    source: wordnet30
  • a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: quarry, stone pit
    Example:
    A British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'.
    source: wordnet30
  • lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: orchestra pit
    source: wordnet30
  • a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: colliery
    source: wordnet30
  • A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • set into opposition or rivalry (verb.competition)
    Synonym: match, oppose, play off
    Example:
    Pit a chess player against the Russian champion.
    source: wordnet30
  • mark with a scar (verb.contact)
    Synonym: mark, pock, scar
    source: wordnet30
  • remove the pits from (verb.change)
    Synonym: stone
    Example:
    Pit plums and cherries.
    source: wordnet30
  • To place or put into a pit or hole. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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