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    pit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pit

    Definition
    (noun) a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    Synonyms : cavity
    Example Sentence
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
    Definition
    (noun) a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    Synonyms : fossa
    Definition
    (noun) the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
    Synonyms : endocarp , stone
    Example Sentence
    • you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking
    Definition
    (noun) (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
    Example Sentence
    • Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell
    • a demon from the depths of the pit
    • Hell is paved with good intentions
    Definition
    (noun) an enclosure in which animals are made to fight Definition
    (noun) (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on Definition
    (noun) (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled Definition
    (noun) a trap in the form of a concealed hole
    Synonyms : pitfall
    Definition
    (noun) a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    Synonyms : quarry , stone pit
    Example Sentence
    • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
    Definition
    (noun) lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
    Synonyms : orchestra pit
    Definition
    (noun) a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
    Synonyms : colliery
    Definition
    (verb) set into opposition or rivalry
    Synonyms : match , oppose , play off
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) mark with a scar
    Synonyms : mark , pock , scar
    Example Sentence
    • The skin disease scarred his face permanently
    Definition
    (verb) remove the pits from
    Synonyms : stone
    Example Sentence
    • pit plums and cherries
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