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pit

 
Noun pit has 7 senses
  1. pit, cavity - a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
    --1 is a kind of hole, hollow
    --1 has particulars:
     barbecue pit; borrow pit; divot; fire pit; quicksand; sandpit; sawpit; tar pit
  2. pit, fossa - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    --2 is a kind of concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature; cavity, bodily cavity, cavum
    --2 has particulars:
     glenoid fossa, glenoid cavity; glenoid fossa, mandibular fossa; pit of the stomach, epigastric fossa
    Derived form: verb pit2
  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"
    --3 is a kind of pericarp, seed vessel
    --3 has particulars: peach pit; cherry stone
    Derived form: verb pit3
  4. pit, pitfall - a trap in the form of a concealed hole
    --4 is a kind of trap
  5. pit, quarry, stone pit - a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
    --5 is a kind of excavation, hole in the ground
    --5 has particulars: chalkpit, chalk pit; gravel pit; trou-de-loup
  6. orchestra pit, pit - lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
    --6 is a kind of area
    --6 is a part of theater, theatre, house
  7. colliery, pit - a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
    --7 is a kind of workplace, work
    --7 has parts: coal mine, coalpit; mine
Verb pit has 3 senses
  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"
    --1 is one way to confront, face
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. scar, mark, pock, pit - mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
    --2 is one way to deface, disfigure, blemish
    Derived forms: noun pit2, noun pitting1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. pit, stone - remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"
    --3 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Derived form: noun pit3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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