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Definition 1: the action or manner of throwing something - [noun denoting act]

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

  • his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor

(pitch is a kind of ...) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

"the catcher made a good throw to second base"

Definition 2: an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game

Definition 3: a high approach shot in golf - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green

"he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"

Definition 4: (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

"the catcher made a good throw to second base"

(... is a kind of pitch ) an errant pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that allows a base runner to advance a base

(... is a kind of pitch ) a pitch thrown sidearm instead of overhead

(... is a kind of pitch ) (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders

"this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"

(... is a kind of pitch ) an illegal pitch in which a foreign substance (spit or Vaseline) is applied to the ball by the pitcher before he throws it

(... is a kind of pitch ) a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate

(... is a kind of pitch ) a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown

(... is a kind of pitch ) a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not; allows a base runner to advance a base

(... is a kind of pitch ) a baseball pitch in which the hand moves above the shoulder

(... is a kind of pitch ) a baseball pitch thrown with little speed or spin

(... is a kind of pitch ) (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity

"he swung late on the fastball" "he showed batters nothing but smoke"

(... is a kind of pitch ) a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter

(... is a kind of pitch ) a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

(... is a kind of pitch ) a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball

(... is a kind of pitch ) a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head

(... is a kind of pitch ) a pitch that is not in the strike zone

"he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"

(... is a kind of pitch ) an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base

(pitch belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 5: abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance) - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the pitching and tossing was quite exciting

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

(... is a kind of pitch ) pitching dangerously to one side

(pitch belongs to category ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 6: the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration - [noun denoting attribute]

(pitch is a kind of ...) an attribute of sound

(... is a kind of pitch ) the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch

"he cannot sing in tune" "the clarinet was out of tune"

(... is a kind of pitch ) (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages

"the Beijing dialect uses four tones"

(... is a kind of pitch ) the lowest part of the musical range

(... is a kind of pitch ) (of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments

(... is a kind of pitch ) the pitch range of the lowest female voice

(... is a kind of pitch ) a pitch that is perceived as below other pitches

(... is a kind of pitch ) pitch of the voice

"he spoke in a low key"

(... is a kind of pitch ) the pitch range of the highest male voice

(... is a kind of pitch ) the pitch range of the highest female voice

(... is a kind of pitch ) a pitch that is perceived as above other pitches

(... is a kind of pitch ) the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C

(... are attributes of pitch) used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

(... are attributes of pitch) used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

Definition 7: degree of deviation from a horizontal plane - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the roof had a steep pitch

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

"a five-degree gradient"

(... is a kind of pitch ) (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air

Definition 8: promotion by means of an argument and demonstration - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

"the packaging of new ideas"

Definition 9: a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk) - [noun denoting location]

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

  • he was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors

(pitch is a kind of ...) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

(pitch belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 10: a sports field with predetermined dimensions for playing soccer - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) a piece of land prepared for playing a game

"the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

Definition 11: any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons

(... is a kind of pitch ) a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds

Definition 12: set to a certain pitch - [verb of change]

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

  • He pitched his voice very low

(pitch is a kind of ...) put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state

"set the house afire"

Definition 13: set the level or character of - [verb of change]

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

  • She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

(... is a kind of pitch ) make understandable to the general public

"Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books"

Definition 14: lead (a card) and establish the trump suit - [verb of competition]

(pitch is a kind of ...) put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game

"He is playing his cards close to his chest" "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"

(pitch belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 15: throw or toss with a light motion - [verb of contact]

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

  • flip me the beachball
  • toss me newspaper

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) throw with force or recklessness

"fling the frisbee"

(... is a kind of pitch ) throw with an underhand motion

(... is a kind of pitch ) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

(... is a kind of pitch ) throw back with a quick, light motion

"She tossed back her head"

Definition 16: erect and fasten - [verb of contact]

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

  • pitch a tent

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) cause to rise up

(... is a kind of pitch ) establish or set up a camp

Definition 17: hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin - [verb of contact]

(pitch is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

Definition 18: throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball - [verb of contact]

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

  • The pitcher delivered the ball

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

Definition 19: fall or plunge forward - [verb of motion]

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

  • She pitched over the railing of the balcony

(pitch is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 20: be at an angle - [verb of motion]

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

  • The terrain sloped down

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) to incline or bend from a vertical position

"She leaned over the banister"

(... is a kind of pitch ) slope upwards

"The path ascended to the top of the hill"

(... is a kind of pitch ) sag, bend, bend over or down

"the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"

(... is a kind of pitch ) slope downward

"The hills around here fall towards the ocean"

(... is a kind of pitch ) slope upward

"The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"

(... is a kind of pitch ) slope downwards

"Our property dips towards the river"

Definition 21: heel over - [verb of motion]

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

  • The tower is tilting
  • The ceiling is slanting

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of pitch ) tilt or slant to one side

"cock one's head"

Definition 22: move abruptly - [verb of motion]

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

  • The ship suddenly lurched to the left

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 23: sell or offer for sale from place to place - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for pitch in the sense of this definition

(pitch is a kind of ...) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

"She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"

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