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Definitions and meaning of pit

pit

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪt/, [ˈpʰɪʔt]
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Etymology 1

From Middle English pit, pet, püt, from Old English pytt, from Proto-West Germanic *puti, from Latin puteus (trench, pit, well).

Noun

pit (plural pits)

  1. A hole in the ground.
  2. (motor racing) An area at a racetrack used for refueling and repairing the vehicles during a race.
  3. (music) 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. (archaeology) 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. (trading) A trading pit.
  7. The bottom part of something.
  8. (colloquial) Armpit.
  9. (aviation) A luggage hold.
  10. (countable) A small surface hole or depression, a fossa.
  11. The indented mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox.
  12. The grave, or underworld.
    • 1611, Bible, Job xxxiii. 18 (KJV).
      He keepeth back his soul from the pit.
  13. An enclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.
    • as fiercely as two game-cocks in the pit
  14. Formerly, that part of a theatre, 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 theatre.
  15. (gambling) Part of a casino which typically holds tables for blackjack, craps, roulette, and other games.
  16. (slang) A pit bull terrier.
    I'm taking one of my pits to the vet on Thursday.
  17. (in the plural, with the, slang) Only used in the pits.
  18. (slang) A mosh pit.
  19. (law enforcement, usually used with "maneuver") A maneuver by which a police officer, by use of a police car, nudges the vehicle of a fleeing suspect enough for the suspect's vehicle to lose control and become disabled so the police officer can catch and apprehend the suspect.
  20. The fissile core of a nuclear weapon, commonly made of plutonium surrounded by high-explosive lenses.
  21. (hospital slang) The emergency department.

Synonyms

  • (pit bull terrier): pibble (informal), pit bull, pittie (informal), shitbull (pejorative), velvet hippo (slang)
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

pit (third-person singular simple present pits, present participle pitting, simple past and past participle pitted)

  1. (transitive) To make pits in; to mark with little hollows.
    Exposure to acid rain pitted the metal.
  2. (transitive) To put (an animal) into a pit for fighting.
  3. (transitive) To bring (something) into opposition with something else.
    Are you ready to pit your wits against one of the world's greatest puzzles?
    • 2012 March 22, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games[1]
      For the 75 years since a district rebellion was put down, The Games have existed as an assertion of the Capital’s power, a winner-take-all contest that touts heroism and sacrifice—participants are called “tributes”— while pitting the districts against each other.
    • 2017 August 25, Aukkarapon Niyomyat & Panarat Thepgumpanat, "Thai junta seeks Yingluck's arrest as former PM skips court verdict", in reuters.com, Reuters
      That movement, pitted against a Bangkok-centered royalist and pro-military elite, has been at the heart of years of turmoil.
    • 2017 August 25, "Arrest threat as Yingluck Shinawatra misses verdict", in aljazeera.com, Al Jazeera
      Thaksin's ouster triggered years of upheaval and division that has pitted a poor, rural majority in the north that supports the Shinawatras against royalists, the military and their urban backers.
  4. (intransitive, motor racing) To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Dutch pit (kernel, core), from Middle Dutch pitte, from Proto-Germanic *pittan (compare dialectal German Pfitze (pimple)), oblique of Proto-Germanic *piþō. Compare pith.

Noun

pit (plural pits)

  1. A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip inside a fruit.
  2. A shell in a drupe containing a seed.
  3. The core of an implosion weapon, consisting of the fissile material and any neutron reflector or tamper bonded to it.
Translations

Verb

pit (third-person singular simple present pits, present participle pitting, simple past and past participle pitted)

  1. (transitive) To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe.
    One must pit a peach to make it ready for a pie.
Translations

Etymology 3

Shortening.

Noun

pit (plural pits)

  1. (informal) A pit bull terrier.

Translations

Anagrams

  • PTI, TIP, TPI, tip, tpi

Cahuilla

Noun

pít

  1. road, path, way

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan, from Latin pectus, from Proto-Italic *pektos, from Proto-Indo-European *peg (breast). Compare Italian petto, Portuguese peito, Romanian piept, Spanish pecho.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈpit/
  • Rhymes: -it

Noun

pit m (plural pits)

  1. breast
  2. In castells (human towers), force to support the castell, provided by pressing one's chest onto the back of the casteller in front of one

Related terms

  • apitrar

Further reading

  • “pit” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɪt]

Verb

pit

  1. masculine singular passive participle of pít

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɪt/
  • Hyphenation: pit
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch pit. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun

pit m or f (plural pitten, diminutive pitje n)

  1. A seed inside a fruit.
  2. wick (of a candle, lamp or other implement)
    Synonyms: lemmet, lont, wiek
  3. burner (on a stove)
  4. spirit, vigour
Derived terms
  • gaspit
  • kaarsenpit
  • lampenpit
  • pittig

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English pit.

Noun

pit m (plural pits)

  1. (racing) pit (refueling station and garage at a race track)
Derived terms
  • pitpoes
  • pitstop
  • pitstraat

Anagrams

  • tip

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish pit (pit, hollow; female pudenda), possibly related to putte (pit, hollow), Latin puteus.

Noun

pit f (genitive singular pite, nominative plural piteanna)

  1. (anatomy) vulva
  2. shell-less crab

Declension

Derived terms

  • piteog f, piteachán m, piteán m (effeminate man, sissy)

Related terms

  • faighin (vagina)

Mutation

Further reading

  • "pit" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “pit, (put)”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Entries containing “vulva” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “pit” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Javanese

Etymology

From Dutch fiets (bicycle)

Noun

pit

  1. bicycle

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʲit/

Verb

pit

  1. supine of piś

Min Nan


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʲit/

Noun

pit f

  1. genitive plural of pita

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɪt/

Verb

pit (third-person singular present pits, present participle pittin, past pit, past participle pit)

  1. to put

Synonyms

  • putt

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish pit (pit, hollow; female pudenda), possibly related to putte (pit, hollow), Latin puteus.

Noun

pit f (genitive singular pite, plural pitean)

  1. female external genitalia, vulva
  2. (vulgar) cunt, pussy

References

  • “pit” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “pit, (put)”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Tocharian B

Noun

pit

  1. gall, bile

West Flemish

Etymology

From Middle Dutch pit, variant of put, from Old Dutch *putti, from Proto-West Germanic *puti, from Latin puteus.

Noun

pit m

  1. pit
  2. well

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pʰìːt]
    Rhymes: -ìːt
    Homophone: Pijt

Verb

pit

  1. squeak, beep

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to mark with depressions.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)