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Definitions of pitch:

part of speech: verb transitive

To smear with pitch.

part of speech: verb

To fling or throw; to plant or set, as a camp or tent; to throw, as at a point; to cast forward; to ascertain by trial the key- note of a piece of music; to fix choice; to rise and fall, as a boat or ship on the water; to come to rest from flight; to plunge or fall headlong.

part of speech: verb transitive

To smear with boiled tar; throw or fling; cast headlong; set to a keynote; to fit, or set in order; fix in or on the ground; as, to pitch a tent.

part of speech: verb transitive

To pick or strike with a pike: to throw: to fix or set in array: to fix the tone.

part of speech: verb

To smear or cover with pitch; to blacken; to obscure.

part of speech: noun

Any point or degree of elevation or depression: degree: degree of slope: a descent: ( mus.) the height of a note: ( mech.) distance between the centres of two teeth.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To settle, as something pitched: to come to rest from flight: to fall headlong: to fix the choice: to encamp: to rise and fall, as a ship.

part of speech: noun

The solid black shining substance obtained by boiling down common tar.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To settle; fall headlong; as, to pitch forward; encamp; rise and fall, as a ship; fix the choice: with upon.

part of speech: noun

The thick black substance obtained by boiling down common tar; the resinous juice of the pine or fir- tree.

part of speech: noun

The solid black sticky substance obtained from boiled tar; a plunging forward or down; as, a headlong pitch from a rock; tossing motion, as of a ship in a storm; degree or rate; as, the highest pitch of excitement; slope; as, the pitch of a roof; the degree of a musical note, or the tone of a voice; distance between the centers of two gear teeth; the act or manner of throwing or tossing; a cast.

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