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pitch

noun (n)

  • the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter (noun.act)
    Synonym: delivery
    source: wordnet30
  • a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk) (noun.location)
    Example:
    He was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors.
    source: wordnet30
  • promotion by means of an argument and demonstration (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • degree of deviation from a horizontal plane (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: rake, slant
    Example:
    The roof had a steep pitch.
    source: wordnet30
  • any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue (noun.substance)
    Synonym: tar
    source: wordnet30
  • a high approach shot in golf (noun.act)
    Synonym: pitch shot
    source: wordnet30
  • an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump (noun.act)
    Synonym: auction pitch
    source: wordnet30
  • abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance) (noun.act)
    Synonym: lurch, pitching
    Example:
    The pitching and tossing was quite exciting.
    source: wordnet30
  • the action or manner of throwing something (noun.act)
    Example:
    His pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor.
    source: wordnet30
  • A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The distance between symmetrically arranged or corresponding parts of an armature, measured along a line, called the pitch line, drawn around its length. Sometimes half of this distance is called the pitch. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • throw or toss with a light motion (verb.contact)
    Synonym: flip, sky, toss
    source: wordnet30
  • move abruptly (verb.motion)
    Synonym: lurch, shift
    source: wordnet30
  • fall or plunge forward (verb.motion)
    Example:
    She pitched over the railing of the balcony.
    source: wordnet30
  • set to a certain pitch (verb.change)
    Example:
    He pitched his voice very low.
    source: wordnet30
  • sell or offer for sale from place to place (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • be at an angle (verb.motion)
    Synonym: incline, slope
    source: wordnet30
  • heel over (verb.motion)
    Synonym: cant, cant over, slant, tilt
    source: wordnet30
  • erect and fasten (verb.contact)
    Synonym: set up
    Example:
    Pitch a tent.
    source: wordnet30
  • throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball (verb.contact)
    Synonym: deliver
    Example:
    The pitcher delivered the ball.
    source: wordnet30
  • hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • lead (a card) and establish the trump suit (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • set the level or character of (verb.change)
    Synonym: gear
    Example:
    She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience.
    source: wordnet30
  • To cover over or smear with pitch. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To throw, generally with a definite aim or purpose; to cast; to hurl; to toss; as, to pitch quoits; to pitch hay; to pitch a ball. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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