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1. viper

noun. ['ˈvaɪpɝ'] venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw.

Synonyms

  • serpent
  • ophidian
  • Cerastes cornutus
  • Bitis arietans
  • asp viper
  • horned viper
  • Bitis gabonica
  • common viper
  • family Viperidae
  • puff adder
  • Vipera aspis
  • horned asp
  • gaboon viper
  • adder
  • snake
  • Vipera berus
  • pit viper
  • cerastes
  • asp
  • sand viper

Antonyms

  • good person

Etymology

  • vipera (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Pit Viper

  • vanriper
  • striper
  • dekuyper
  • sniper
  • wiper
  • pyper
  • piper
  • kuyper
  • kiper
  • hyper
  • diaper

Example sentences of the word pit-viper


1. Noun Phrase
This is how pit vipers got their name.

2. Noun Phrase
Cancun is home to four different kinds of pit vipers, and all of them are dangerously venomous.

3. Noun Phrase
The cottonmouth or water moccasin is a venomous snake belonging to the pit viper family.

4. Noun Phrase
These snakes are immune to the venom of the eastern coral snake and pit viper.

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. 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))
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