Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pit

11 senses of pit

Sense 1
pit, cavity -- (a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body")
       => hole, hollow -- (a depression hollowed out of solid matter)

Sense 2
pit, fossa -- (a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression))
       => concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature -- (a shape that curves or bends inward)
       => cavity, bodily cavity, cavum -- ((anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body)

Sense 3
stone, pit, endocarp -- (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")
       => pericarp, seed vessel -- (the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary)

Sense 4
Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit -- ((Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson)
       => imaginary place, mythical place, fictitious place -- (a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings)

Sense 5
pit -- (an enclosure in which animals are made to fight)
       => enclosure -- (a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose)

Sense 6
pit -- ((commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on)
       => area -- (a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants")

Sense 7
pit -- ((auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled)
       => area -- (a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants")

Sense 8
pit, pitfall -- (a trap in the form of a concealed hole)
       => trap -- (a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned)

Sense 9
pit, quarry, stone pit -- (a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'")
       => excavation -- (a hole in the ground made by excavating)

Sense 10
orchestra pit, pit -- (lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers)
       => area -- (a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants")

Sense 11
colliery, pit -- (a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it)
       => workplace, work -- (a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pit

3 senses of pit

Sense 1
pit, oppose, match, play off -- (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")
       => confront, face -- (oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other")

Sense 2
scar, mark, pock, pit -- (mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently")
       => deface, disfigure, blemish -- (mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue")

Sense 3
pit, stone -- (remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

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