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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Pit'

Pit Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    pit n
  1. a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body" [syn: cavity]
  2. a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression) [syn: fossa]
  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" [syn: stone, endocarp]
  4. a trap in the form of a concealed hole [syn: pitfall]
  5. a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'" [syn: quarry, stone pit]
  6. lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers [syn: orchestra pit]
  7. a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it [syn: colliery] v
  8. 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" [syn: oppose, match, play off]
  9. mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently" [syn: scar, mark, pock]
  10. remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries" [syn: stone] [also: pitting, pitted]
Pit Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cyclone cellar \Cyclone cellar\ or pit \pit\ . A cellar or excavation used for refuge from a cyclone, or tornado. [Middle U. S.]
Pit Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Pit \Pit\, n. [OE. pit, put, AS. pytt a pit, hole, L. puteus a well, pit.]
  1. A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation; specifically: (a) The shaft of a coal mine; a coal pit. (b) A large hole in the ground from which material is dug

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Pit'

  • Pittsburgh International Airport: Pittsburgh International Airport PIT | KPIT | PIT, formerly Greater Pittsburgh Airport, Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and ...
  • Pit: Pit or PIT may refer to: Science and technology : Pit, an excavation in metal caused by pitting corrosion Pit (nuclear weapon), the core of an ...
  • PITS: PITS or Pits may refer to. Educational Institution: Parisutham Institute of Technology & Science Motorsports: Pit stop Plural of Pit ...
  • Pit stop: In motorsport s, a pit stop is where a racing vehicle stops in the pits during a race for refuelling, new tire s, repairs, mechanical ...
  • Open-pit mining: Open-pit mining refers to a method of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow . ...
  • Pit (nuclear weapon): The pit is the core of an implosion weapon – the fissile material and any neutron reflector or tamper bonded to it. used pits made with ...
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Logos & uniforms: png | 1987–1996 Logo Image:NLC-PIT-Logo. png | 1997–Present Logo Image:PiratesAlt. png | 1997–Present Alternate Logo ...
  • Orchestra pit: An orchestra pit is the area in a theater (usually located in a lowered area in front of the stage ) in which musicians perform. ...

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Meaning of the Name 'Pit'

  • Meaning: From the pit
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male

'Pit' in famous quotation sentence

* Ace In Vegas, everybody's gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift bosses. I'm watching the casino manager. And the eye-in-the-sky is watching us all. - Casino

* Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. - Bertrand Russell

* No power on earth or above the bottomless pit has such influence to terrorize and make cowards of men as the liquor power. Satan could not have fallen on a more potent instrument with which to thrall the world. Alcohol is king - Eliza Mother Stewart

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Pit Sample Sentences in News

  • Chicagoland Truck Series pit stall assignments
    See where your favorite driver will pit in the Lucas Oil 225 (Sat., 7 p.m. ET, FS2) Read more on this news related to 'Pit'
  • Investigation launched into police handling of pit bull attack in Atlantic Beach
    Police Chief Michael Classey ordered an internal investigation of his department's response to a vicious pit bull attack that left a man's parents repeatedly crying for help to a 911 dispatcher as their son struggled to restrain a violent dog he eventually killed with a butcher knife. Read more on this news related to 'Pit'
  • Harvick rallies after new pit crew leaves him with a loose wheel
    Kevin Harvick, working with a new pit crew on his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet team, falls to 21st after leaving pit road with a loose wheel. He rallies back for a fifth-place finish to open the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Chicagoland Speedway. Read more on this news related to 'Pit'

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