Pit

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10 synonyms of pit from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, plus 41 related words, definitions, and antonyms. Find another word for pit. Pit: a sunken area forming a separate space.

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pit 1

(pĭt)n.
1. A natural or artificial hole or cavity in the ground.
2.
a. An excavation for the removal of mineral deposits; a mine.
3. A concealed hole in the ground used as a trap; a pitfall.
4. A small indentation in a surface: pits in a windshield.
5.
a. A natural hollow or depression in the body or an organ.
b. A small indented scar left in the skin by smallpox or other eruptive disease; a pockmark.
c. Zoology Either of a pair of depressions between the nostril and the eye of a pit viper that contain heat-sensing organs.
d. Botany A cavity in the wall of a plant cell where there is no secondary wall, as in fibers, tracheids, and vessel elements.
6. An enclosed, usually sunken area in which animals, such as dogs or gamecocks, are placed for fighting.
7.

Pitbull

a. The section directly in front of and below the stage of a theater, in which the musicians sit.
b. Chiefly British The ground floor of a theater behind the stalls.
8.
a. The section of an exchange where trading in a specific commodity is carried on.
9.
a. A sunken area in a garage floor from which mechanics may work on cars.
Pit
b. often pitsSports An area beside an auto racecourse where cars may be refueled or serviced during a race: pulled into the pits to have the tires rotated.
10.
b. A miserable or depressing place or situation.
c. pitsSlang The worst. Used with the: 'New York politics are the pits'(Washington Star).
11. Football The middle areas of the defensive and offensive lines.
Pitv.tr.
1. To mark with cavities, depressions, or scars: a surface pitted with craters.
2. To set in direct opposition or competition: a war that pitted brother against brother.

Pitbull

v.intr.
2. To retain an impression after being indented. Used of the skin.
3. To stop at a refueling area during an auto race.
Pittsburgh penguins
[Middle English, from Old English pytt, ultimately from Latin puteus, well; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

pit 2

(pĭt)n.Game pit
The single central kernel or stone of certain fruits, such as a peach or cherry.
tr.v.pit·ted, pit·ting, pits
[Dutch, from Middle Dutch.]
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pits

(pɪts) pl n
the pits slang the worst possible person, place, or thing
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pits

Special areas along racing tracks for refueling and servicing the cars.
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