Crossword clues for pit
- Commodity-trading card game
- Poe's "The ___ and the Pendulum"
- Indy service area
- Word before boss or bull
- "Coronation ___" (Elgar composition)
- The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
- Lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
- A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
- A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
- A sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
- A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
- A trap in the form of a concealed hole
- Cherry seed
- ___ boss (casino employee)
- Indy area
- Grain exchange
- Type of mining
- Pendulum's partner
- Floor at the N.Y.S.E.
- Security-exchange area
- Orchestra site
- Set in opposition
- Remove a cherry stone
- Kind of boss or bull
- This can be bottomless
- Slob's home
- Theater section
- Poe's pendulum partner
- Alternative in a Poe tale
- Place for an orchestra
- Exchange section
- Cherry core
- Prune center
- Pendulum's partner in prose
- "The ___," Norris novel
- "The Snake ___"
- Alternative in Poe story
- Frank Norris novel, with "The"
- Poe story setting
- Mining area
- Word before bull or stop
- Commodities exchange area
- Orchestra's location
- Raucous card game
- Casino area
- Indy stop
- Plum's center
- It may be bottomless
- Stop for gas
- Place to stop for gas
- Part of a theater
- Peach center
- Word with boss or bull
- Trading place
- Indy 500 locale
- Band's place on Broadway
- Locale in a Poe story
- Set (against)
- Orchestra area
- Plum part
- Dogfight enclosure
- Barbecue site
- Fruit center
- Peach part
- Stomach part
- Place to refuel
- Peach stone
- Gambler's place
- Stomach section
- Outdoor cooking spot
- Cockfight area
- Deep hole
- Classic Parker Brothers card game
- Indy 500 service area
- See 62-Down
- Quarry, e.g.
- Stomach area
- Animal trap
- Hog roasting locale
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pit \Pit\, n. [OE. pit, put, AS. pytt a pit, hole, L. puteus a well, pit.]
A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation; specifically:
The shaft of a coal mine; a coal pit.
A large hole in the ground from which material is dug or quarried; as, a stone pit; a gravel pit; or in which material is made by burning; as, a lime pit; a charcoal pit.
A vat sunk in the ground; as, a tan pit.
Tumble me into some loathsome pit.
Any abyss; especially, the grave, or hades.
Back to the infernal pit I drag thee chained.
He keepth back his soul from the pit.
--Job xxxiii. 18.
A covered deep hole for entrapping wild beasts; a pitfall; hence, a trap; a snare. Also used figuratively.
The anointed of the Lord was taken in their pits.
--Lam. iv. 20.
A depression or hollow in the surface of the human body; as:
The hollow place under the shoulder or arm; the axilla, or armpit.
See Pit of the stomach (below).
The indentation or mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox.
Formerly, that part of a theater, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theater.
An inclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats. ``As fiercely as two gamecocks in the pit.''
[Cf. D. pit, akin to E. pith.] (Bot.)
The endocarp of a drupe, and its contained seed or seeds; a stone; as, a peach pit; a cherry pit, etc.
A depression or thin spot in the wall of a duct.
Cold pit (Hort.), an excavation in the earth, lined with masonry or boards, and covered with glass, but not artificially heated, -- used in winter for the storing and protection of half-hardly plants, and sometimes in the spring as a forcing bed.
Pit coal, coal dug from the earth; mineral coal.
Pit frame, the framework over the shaft of a coal mine.
Pit head, the surface of the ground at the mouth of a pit or mine.
Pit kiln, an oven for coking coal.
Pit martin (Zo["o]l.), the bank swallow. [Prov. Eng.]
Pit of the stomach (Anat.), the depression on the middle line of the epigastric region of the abdomen at the lower end of the sternum; the infrasternal depression.
Pit saw (Mech.), a saw worked by two men, one of whom stands on the log and the other beneath it. The place of the latter is often in a pit, whence the name.
Pit viper (Zo["o]l.), any viperine snake having a deep pit on each side of the snout. The rattlesnake and copperhead are examples.
Working pit (Min.), a shaft in which the ore is hoisted and the workmen carried; -- in distinction from a shaft used for the pumps.
Pit \Pit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Pitting.]
To place or put into a pit or hole.
They lived like beasts, and were pitted like beasts, tumbled into the grave.
To mark with little hollows, as by various pustules; as, a face pitted by smallpox.
To introduce as an antagonist; to set forward for or in a contest; as, to pit one dog against another.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"hole, cavity," Old English pytt "water hole, well; pit, grave," from Proto-Germanic *puttjaz "pool, puddle" (cognates: Old Frisian pet, Old Saxon putti, Old Norse pyttr, Middle Dutch putte, Dutch put, Old High German pfuzza, German Pfütze "pool, puddle"), early borrowing from Latin puteus "well, pit, shaft." Meaning "abode of evil spirits, hell" is attested from early 13c. Pit of the stomach (1650s) is from the slight depression there between the ribs.
mid-15c., "to put into a pit," from pit (n.1); especially for purposes of fighting (of cocks, dogs, pugilists) from 1760. Figurative sense of "to set in rivalry" is from 1754. Meaning "to make pits in" is from late 15c. Related: Pitted; pitting. Compare Pit-bull as a dog breed attested from 1922, short for pit-bull terrier (by 1912). This also is the notion behind the meaning "the part of a theater on the floor of the house" (1640s).
"hard seed," 1841, from Dutch pit "kernel, seed, marrow," from Middle Dutch pitte, ultimately from West Germanic *pithan-, source of pith (q.v.).
Etymology 1 n. 1 A hole in the ground. 2 (context motor racing English) An area at a motor racetrack used for refueling and repairing the vehicles during a race. 3 (context music English) A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed. 4 A mine. 5 (context archaeology English) A hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement. 6 (context trading English) A trading pit. 7 (context in the plural with ''the'' idiomatic slang English) Something particularly unpleasant. 8 The bottom part of. 9 (context colloquial English) armpit. 10 (context aviation English) A luggage hold. 11 (context countable English) A small surface hole or depression, a foss
1 (context transitive English) To make pits in. 2 To put (a dog) into a pit for fighting. 3 (context transitive English) To bring (something) into opposition with something else. 4 (context intransitive motor racing English) To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs et
n. 1 A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip inside a fruit. 2 A shell in a drupe containing a see
vb. (context transitive English) To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drup
v. 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" [syn: oppose, match, play off]
remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries" [syn: stone]
n. a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body" [syn: cavity]
a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression) [syn: fossa]
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" [syn: stone, endocarp]
a trap in the form of a concealed hole [syn: pitfall]
lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers [syn: orchestra pit]
a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it [syn: colliery]
Pit or PIT may refer to:
Pit is a fast-paced card game for three to seven players, designed to simulate open outcry bidding for commodities. The game was developed for Parker Brothers and first sold in 1904. It is currently being produced by Winning Moves. This popular version of the game was developed by Edgar Cayce, who would also become famous for his psychic predictions.
The inspirations were the Chicago Board of Trade (known as 'The Pit') and the US Corn Exchange and it was likely based on the very successful game Gavitt's Stock Exchange, invented in 1903 by Harry E. Gavitt of Topeka, Kansas (and reprinted in 2004 in an authentic "heirloom" edition by Out of the Box Publishing). Versions of the game have been marketed under the names Billionaire, Business, Cambio, Deluxe Pit, Quick 7, and Zaster.
The pit, named after the hard core found in fruits such as peaches and apricots, is the core of an implosion nuclear weapon – the fissile material and any neutron reflector or tamper bonded to it. Some weapons tested during the 1950s used pits made with U-235 alone, or in composite with plutonium, but all-plutonium pits are the smallest in diameter and have been the standard since the early 1960s.
, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kid Icarus series, first appearing in Kid Icarus for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986 and later appearing in Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters for the Game Boy in 1991. Pit is the protagonist of the 2012 video game Kid Icarus: Uprising, with director Masahiro Sakurai claiming that Pit would feel like a brand new character for Uprising, with various new weapons and abilities.
Pit has appeared in various media, as well as making various cameo appearances in many other Nintendo games. He appeared as one of the playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and returned in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U. He was also one of the recurring characters in the Captain N: The Game Master cartoon series, though in the latter he was known as Kid Icarus. Since his introduction, Pit's character has been generally well received by video game critics.
Pits are parts of plant cell walls which allow the exchange of fluids. In the case of pressure changes in the cell lumen pit aspiration can occur.
Usage examples of "pit".
All the obscenity and salacious infamy spawned in the muck of the abysmal pits of life seemed to drown her in seas of cosmic filth.
All the obscenity and salacious infamy spawned in the muck of the abysmal pits of Life seemed to drown her in seas of cosmic filth.
Lots and lots of pits and craters in his cheeks, from terrible acne when he was young.
A little mouth, a delicate little nose, and a face pitted and scarred by the acne of his youth.
Entering the lodge, Aganippe lay down beside the glowing stones piled in a central pit.
In the background, they could see Akers hop-skipping toward the tripod-and-wrench arrangement above the pit.
Where, a second earlier, there had been a squad of InfiniDim Enterprises executives with a rocket launcher standing on an elegant terraced plaza paved with large slabs of lustrous stone cut from the ancient alabastrum quarries of Zentalquabula there was now, instead, a bit of a pit with nasty bits in it.
Grinning fiercely and showering each other with blistering insults, they battled around the confines of the cave, leaping over the fire pit and threatening to trample Alec underfoot until he wisely retreated to the narrow crevice at the back.
Alemans were trying to drive them into the alkahest pits still bubbling from the First Sorcerous War.
A huge crack opened in the floor, and Toth and Ament dropped into the pit and disappeared.
But none of us had ever encountered, even imagined, such a power of amnesia, the possibility of a pit into which everything, every experience, every event, would fathomlessly drop, a bottomless memory-hole that would engulf the whole world.
According to both Amnesty International and the Muslim Brotherhood, groups of prisoners suspected of anti-government sentiments were taken from detention camps, machine-gunned en masse, and then dumped into pre-dug pits that were covered with earth and left unmarked.
They located two roads, neither passable by now, one track leading to a shallow pit where many tons of apatite had been removed.
Up its three steps, the bridge plunged away into an echoing, aphotic pit.
He tried to slug the apish Monk in the pit of the stomach, and the sound was much as if his knuckles had rapped a hard wall.