n.1.A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation
Tumble me into some loathsome pit.
- Shak.
2.Any abyss; especially, the grave, or hades.
Back to the infernal pit I drag thee chained.
- Milton.
He keepth back his soul from the pit.
- Job xxxiii. 18.
3.A covered deep hole for entrapping wild beasts; a pitfall; hence, a trap; a snare. Also used figuratively.
4.A depression or hollow in the surface of the human body
5.Formerly, that part of a theater, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theater.
6.An inclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.
7.(Bot.) The endocarp of a drupe, and its contained seed or seeds; a stone; as, a peach pit; a cherry pit, etc.
Cold pit
(Hort.) an excavation in the earth, lined with masonry or boards, and covered with glass, but not artificially heated, - used in winter for the storing and protection of half-hardly plants, and sometimes in the spring as a forcing bed.
Pit coal
coal dug from the earth; mineral coal.
Pit frame
the framework over the shaft of a coal mine.
Pit head
the surface of the ground at the mouth of a pit or mine.
Pit kiln
an oven for coking coal.
Pit martin
(Zool.) the bank swallow.
Pit of the stomach
(Anat.) the depression on the middle line of the epigastric region of the abdomen at the lower end of the sternum; the infrasternal depression.
Pit saw
(Mech.) a saw worked by two men, one of whom stands on the log and the other beneath it. The place of the latter is often in a pit, whence the name.
pit stop
See pit stop in the vocabulary.
Pit viper
(Zool.) any viperine snake having a deep pit on each side of the snout. The rattlesnake and copperhead are examples.
Working pit
(Min.) a shaft in which the ore is hoisted and the workmen carried; - in distinction from a shaft used for the pumps.
v. t.1.To place or put into a pit or hole.
[imp. & p. p. Pitted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pitting.]
2.To mark with little hollows, as by various pustules; as, a face pitted by smallpox.
3.To introduce as an antagonist; to set forward for or in a contest; as, to pit one dog against another.
Noun1.Pitpit - a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
Synonyms: cavity
2.pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
Synonyms: fossa
3.pit - 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"
Synonyms: endocarp, stone
4.pit - a trap in the form of a concealed hole
Synonyms: pitfall
5.pit - a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
Synonyms: stone pit, quarry
6.pit - lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
Synonyms: orchestra pit
7.pit - a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
Synonyms: colliery
Verb1.pit - 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"
Synonyms: play off, oppose, match
2.pit - mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
Synonyms: pock, scar, mark
3.pit - remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"
Synonyms: stone

PIT, fossa. A hole dug in the earth, which was filled with water, and in which women thieves were drowned, instead of being hung. The punishment of the pit was formerly common in Scotland.

PIT - Language for IBM 650. (See IT).
Programmable Interval Timer To dream that you are in a pit, signifies feelings of hopelessness about some situation or circumstance. Also consider the familiar phrase of "being in the pits".American Stock Exchange, Amex, L, R, Wall Street, abysm, abyss, acorn, acting area, agora, alveolation, alveolus, amphitheater, antrum, apron, apron stage, arena, armpit, athletic field, audience, auditorium, auditory, background, backstage, balcony, band shell, bandstand, bank, barrow, basin, bear garden, beehive tomb, berry, bird seed, birthmark, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blister, board, bone house, bourse, bowl, box, box grave, box seat, boxing ring, bridge, bull ring, bulla, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, campus, canvas, catacombs, cenotaph, charnel house, chasm, check, cicatrix, circus, cist, cist grave, coal mine, cockpit, coliseum, colliery, colosseum, comedo, commodity exchange, concave, concavity, congregation, corn pit, coulisse, counter, course, crack, crater, craze, crevasse, cromlech, crypt, cup, curb, curb exchange, curb market, deep, deep six, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity, dent, depress, depression, depth, dig, diggings, dimple, dint, dip, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, dock, dokhma, dolmen, dress circle, dressing room, engrave, excavation, exchange, exchange floor, fault, fauteuil, feel, field, finish, flaw, flaxseed, flies, floor, fly floor, fly gallery, fold, follicle, forestage, forum, freckle, fruit, funnel chest, furrow, gallery, gold mine, gouge, grain, granular texture, grave, greenroom, grid, gridiron, ground, groundling, gulf, gym, gymnasium, hall, hayseed, hemangioma, hickey, hippodrome, hollow, hollow shell, honeycomb, house, house of death, impress, impression, imprint, indent, indentation, indention, indenture, keloid, kernel, kink, knub, lacuna, last home, lentigo, lightboard, linseed, lists, locale, loge, long home, low green tent, low house, marketplace, mastaba, mat, match, mausoleum, milieu, milium, mine, mole, monstrance, mummy chamber, nap, narrow house, needle scar, nevus, nigger heaven, notch, nub, nut, open cut, open forum, opencast, orchestra, orchestra circle, orchestra pit, ossuarium, ossuary, outside market, over-the-counter market, palaestra, parade ground, paradise, parquet, parquet circle, parterre, passage grave, peanut gallery, performing area, pile, pimple, pip, place, platform, pock, pocket, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, precinct, press in, print, prize ring, proscenium, proscenium boxes, proscenium stage, protuberance, public square, punch, punch bowl, punch in, purlieu, pustule, pyramid, quarry, quotation board, range, recess, reliquary, resting place, rift, ring, scab, scar, scene, scene of action, scenery, scoop, scratch, sebaceous cyst, seed, sepulcher, set back, set in, setting, shaft, shaft grave, shag, shell, shrine, sink, sinus, site, socket, spectator, sphere, split, squared circle, stadium, stage, stage left, stage right, stage set, stage setting, stall, stamp, standing room, stock exchange, stock market, stock ticker, stone, strawberry mark, structure, stupa, sty, sunken part, surface, surface texture, switchboard, tamp, telephone market, terrain, texture, the Big Board, the Exchange, the boards, theater, theatre stall, third market, ticker, ticker tape, tilting ground, tiltyard, tomb, tope, tower of silence, track, trough, tumulus, twist, vault, verruca, vesicle, vie, vug, wale, walk, warp, wart, weal, weave, welt, wen, wheat pit, whitehead, wings, woof, workings, wrestling ring, yawning abyss
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Pit coal
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