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Overview of noun pit

The noun pit has 11 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) pit, cavity

(a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body")

2. pit, fossa

(a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression))

3. stone, pit, endocarp

(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")

4. Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit

((Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson)

5. pit

(an enclosure in which animals are made to fight)

6. pit

((commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on)

7. pit

((auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled)

8. pit, pitfall

(a trap in the form of a concealed hole)

9. pit, quarry, stone pit

(a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'")

10. orchestra pit, pit

(lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers)

11. colliery, pit

(a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it)


Overview of verb pit

The verb pit has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) pit, oppose, match, play off

(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")

2. scar, mark, pock, pit

(mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently")

3. pit, stone

(remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries")

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