Results for pit

Definitions of pit:

part of speech: noun

A hole in the earth: an abyes: the bottomless pit: a hole used as a trap for wild beasts: whatever insnares: the hollow of the stomach: the indentation left by smallpox: the groundfloor of a theatre: the shaft of a mine.

part of speech: past tense, past participle

Pitted.

part of speech: verb

To form into little hollows; to place in a pit or hole; to set against in competition, as in a combat.

part of speech: verb transitive

To mark with small hollows; to match or set to fight against another; as, to pit one's strength against another; place in a pit or hole.

part of speech: present participle

Pitting.

part of speech: verb transitive

To mark with pits of little hollows: to set in competition:- pr. p. pitting; pa. t. and pa. p. pitted.

part of speech: noun

A deep hole in the earth; an abyss; the shaft of a mine; a hole used for trapping wild animals; in England, the cheap part of the ground floor of a theater; an inclosed space in which animals are set to fight each other; as, a cockpit; in the United States, that part of a commercial exchange set aside for some special business; as, the wheat pit; a hollow part of the body; as, the armpit; a small hole left, as by smallpox; Hades: with the; in the United States, the kernel of certain fruits, as the cherry or plum.

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