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Definition 1: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where pit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) a hole in the ground made by excavating

(... is a kind of pit ) a quarry for chalk

(... is a kind of pit ) a quarry for gravel

Definition 2: a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) a place where work is done

"he arrived at work early today"

(pit is a part of ...) a mine where coal is dug from the ground

(pit is a part of ...) excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

Definition 3: a trap in the form of a concealed hole - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

Definition 4: lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

(... is part of pit) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented

"the house was full"

Definition 5: (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled - [noun denoting artifact]

(pit is a kind of ...) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

(pit belongs to category ...) the sport of racing automobiles

Definition 6: (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on - [noun denoting artifact]

(pit is a kind of ...) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

(... is part of pit) an exchange for buying and selling commodities for future delivery

Definition 7: an enclosure in which animals are made to fight - [noun denoting artifact]

(pit is a kind of ...) a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

(... is a kind of pit ) a pit for cockfights

Definition 8: (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell
  • a demon from the depths of the pit
  • Hell is paved with good intentions

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings

(... is a kind of pit ) a place where the wicked are punished after death

(... is a kind of pit ) a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned

(pit belongs to category ...) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

Definition 9: a sizeable hole (usually in the ground) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where pit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they dug a pit to bury the body

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) a depression hollowed out of solid matter

(... is a kind of pit ) a pit over which lumber is positioned to be sawed by two men with a long two-handed saw

(... is a kind of pit ) a large pit in sandy ground from which sand is dug

(... is a kind of pit ) a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down

(... is a kind of pit ) a sloping pit with a stake in the middle used as an obstacle to the enemy

(... is a kind of pit ) a pit whose floor is incandescent lava

"the fire pit of the crater"

(... is a kind of pit ) (golf) the cavity left when a piece of turf is cut from the ground by the club head in making a stroke

"it was a good drive but the ball ended up in a divot"

(... is a kind of pit ) a pit created to provide earth that can be used as fill at another site

(... is a kind of pit ) a pit where wood or charcoal is burned to make a bed of hot coals suitable for barbecuing meat

(... is a kind of pit ) a natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth; often acts as a trap for animals whose bones are thus preserved

Definition 10: the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed - [noun denoting plant]

Samples where pit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary

(... is a kind of pit ) the stone seed of a peach

(... is a kind of pit ) the stone seed of a cherry

Definition 11: a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression) - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body

(pit is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bends inward

(... is a kind of pit ) the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint

(... is a kind of pit ) a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible

(... is a kind of pit ) a slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus)

Definition 12: remove the pits from - [verb of change]

Samples where pit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pit plums and cherries

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 13: set into opposition or rivalry - [verb of competition]

Samples where pit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 14: mark with a scar - [verb of contact]

Samples where pit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The skin disease scarred his face permanently

Synonyms for pit in the sense of this definition

(pit is a kind of ...) mar or spoil the appearance of

"scars defaced her cheeks" "The vandals disfigured the statue"

(... is a kind of pit ) mark with or as if with pockmarks

"Her face was pockmarked by the disease"

(... is a kind of pit ) form a scar, after an injury

"the skin will cicatrize and it will heal soon"

(pit implies ...) make an incision into by carving or cutting

(pit has a similar meaning as ...) make small marks into the surface of

"score the clay before firing it"

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