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  Definition of pit
  1. a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
  2. lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
  3. a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry'' is `stone pit''"
  4. a trap in the form of a concealed hole
  5. a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
  6. 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"
  7. a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  8. remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"
  9. 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"
  10. mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
Similar Words: colliery, orchestra pit, quarry, stone pit, pitfall, cavity, stone, endocarp, fossa, oppose, match, play off, scar, mark, pock

 

Hyponyms: chalkpit, chalk pit, gravel pit, trou-de-loup, barbecue pit, borrow pit, divot, fire pit, quicksand, sandpit, sawpit, tar pit, peach pit, cherry stone, glenoid fossa, glenoid cavity, mandibular fossa, pit of the stomach, epigastric fossa, pockmark, cicatrize, cicatrise

 

Grouped Verbs: score, nock, mark

 

Entailments: incise

 

Part Meronyms: theater, theatre, house

 

Derivational Morphology: quarry, stone, scar, mark, pock, endocarp, playoff, match, opposition, opponent, opposite, fossa, pitting, roughness, indentation, scratch, scrape, cicatrix, cicatrice

 

Anagrams: tip

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: gropë   Dutch: kuil  
Esperanto: kavo   Finnish: kuoppa  
French: fosse   German: Grube  
Greek: τρίπα   Hungarian: gödör  
Indonesian: lubang   Italian: fossa  
Malayalam: കുഴി   Romanian: groapă  
Spanish: foso  
 
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