• Pit Definition & Synonyms

  1. () A cellar or excavation used for refuge from a cyclone, or tornado.
  2. (n.) A depression or thin spot in the wall of a duct.
  3. (n.) A covered deep hole for entrapping wild beasts; a pitfall; hence, a trap; a snare. Also used figuratively.
  4. (n.) The shaft of a coal mine; a coal pit.
  5. (n.) The indentation or mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox.
  6. (n.) A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation
  7. (n.) 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.
  8. (v. t.) To mark with little hollows, as by various pustules; as, a face pitted by smallpox.
  9. (v. t.) To introduce as an antagonist; to set forward for or in a contest; as, to pit one dog against another.
  10. (n.) An inclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.
  11. (n.) The endocarp of a drupe, and its contained seed or seeds; a stone; as, a peach pit; a cherry pit, etc.
  12. (n.) The hollow place under the shoulder or arm; the axilla, or armpit.
  13. (n.) A large hole in the ground from which material is dug or quarried; as, a stone pit; a gravel pit; or in which material is made by burning; as, a lime pit; a charcoal pit.
  14. (n.) A depression or hollow in the surface of the human body
  15. (n.) See Pit of the stomach (below).
  16. (n.) A vat sunk in the ground; as, a tan pit.
  17. (n.) Any abyss; especially, the grave, or hades.
  18. (v. t.) To place or put into a pit or hole.

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• Pita Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A fiber obtained from the Agave Americana and other related species, -- used for making cordage and paper. Called also pita fiber, and pita thread.
  2. (n.) The plant which yields the fiber.

• Pitchstone Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An igneous rock of semiglassy nature, having a luster like pitch.