A sizeable hole (usually in the ground):
— They dug a pit to bury the body.
A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression).
The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
Dutch: steen, endocarpium, endocarp
Christianity The abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment:
— A demon from the depths of the pit.
Dutch: eeuwige, hel, verderf, verdoemenis
An enclosure in which animals are made to fight.
commodity exchange The part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on.
Dutch: één april
auto racing An area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled.
Dutch: pit, put
A trap in the form of a concealed hole.
Polish: wilczy dół
A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate:
— A British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'.
Dutch: groeve, steengroeve
Lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers.
synonym: orchestra pit.
Polish: fosa orkiestrowa, kanał, kanał dla orkiestry, podscenie
A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it.
Dutch: kolenmijn, koolmijn, steenkolenmijn
Set into opposition or rivalry:
— Pit a chess player against the Russian champion.
Remove the pits from:
— Pit plums and cherries.
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