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1. pit

noun. ['ˈpɪt'] a sizeable hole (usually in the ground).

Synonyms

  • quicksand
  • tar pit
  • trou-de-loup
  • hollow
  • cavity
  • divot
  • sawpit
  • sandpit
  • borrow pit
  • barbecue pit
  • fire pit

Antonyms

  • proportional font
  • leeward
  • front
  • rear

Etymology

  • pit (Dutch)
  • pitte (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

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Words that Rhyme with Pit

  • transmit
  • resubmit
  • presplit
  • recommit
  • readmit
  • submit
  • mcnitt
  • boblitt
  • unfit
  • splitt
  • split
  • savitt
  • remit
  • refit
  • politte
  • permit
  • legit
  • lafitte
  • laffitte
  • it-wit
  • gillett
  • douthitt
  • douthit
  • dewitt
  • devitt
  • davitt
  • commit
  • burditt
  • befit
  • admit

Example sentences of the word pit


1. Noun, singular or mass
A pit trap can be used to catch wild animals.

Quotes containing the word pit


1. If you start in the pit of despair with these profane, awful things, even a glimmer of hope or awareness is going to occur that's much brighter coming from this dark, awful beginning.
- Chuck Palahniuk

2. Even more, I had never meant to love him. One thing I truly knew - knew it in the pit of my stomach, in the center of my bones, knew it from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, knew it deep in my empty chest - was how love gave someone the power to break you
- Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

3. I've got the Mark of Cain,"said Simon. "That means nothing can kill me, right?""You can kill yourself,"Magnus said, somewhat unhelpfully. "As far as I know, inanimate objects can accidentally kill you. So if you were planning on teaching yourself the lambada on a greased platform over a pit full of knives, I wouldn't.""There goes my Saturday.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

2. pit

verb. ['ˈpɪt'] set into opposition or rivalry.

Synonyms

  • match
  • face
  • confront
  • play off

Antonyms

  • kern
  • muzzle
  • hire
  • stand still

Etymology

  • pit (Dutch)
  • pitte (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

3. pit

noun. ['ˈpɪt'] (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on.

Synonyms

  • area
  • commodities market
  • commodity exchange

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • natural object
  • artifact
  • achromatic

Etymology

  • pit (Dutch)
  • pitte (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

4. pit

noun. ['ˈpɪt'] an enclosure in which animals are made to fight.

Synonyms

  • cockpit

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • differ

Etymology

  • pit (Dutch)
  • pitte (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

5. pit

noun. ['ˈpɪt'] a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it.

Synonyms

  • work
  • workplace
  • coal mine
  • colliery
  • coalpit

Antonyms

  • fill
  • full
  • solid
  • hollowness

Etymology

  • pit (Dutch)
  • pitte (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

6. pit

verb. ['ˈpɪt'] mark with a scar.

Synonyms

  • incise
  • disfigure
  • cicatrize
  • score
  • blemish
  • cicatrise
  • nock
  • deface
  • pock
  • pockmark
  • mark

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • advance
  • open
  • invest

Etymology

  • pit (Dutch)
  • pitte (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

7. pit

noun. ['ˈpɪt'] 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

  • cherry stone
  • stone
  • endocarp
  • peach pit
  • pericarp

Antonyms

  • avoid
  • back
  • uncover
  • pack

Etymology

  • pit (Dutch)
  • pitte (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

8. pit

noun. ['ˈpɪt'] (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled.

Antonyms

  • inactivity

Etymology

  • pit (Dutch)
  • pitte (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

9. pit

verb. ['ˈpɪt'] remove the pits from.

Synonyms

  • remove
  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • ionate
  • calcify
  • iodinate
  • string

Etymology

  • pit (Dutch)
  • pitte (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

10. pit

noun. ['ˈpɪt'] a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression).

Synonyms

  • concavity
  • glenoid cavity
  • concave shape
  • epigastric fossa
  • cavity
  • incurvature
  • incurvation
  • glenoid fossa
  • cavum
  • bodily cavity
  • fossa
  • mandibular fossa

Antonyms

  • burden
  • saddle
  • charge
  • lodge

Etymology

  • pit (Dutch)
  • pitte (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
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