Complete Definition of "pit"

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English

Pronunciation
IPA|/'pɪt/
audio|en-us-pit.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology 1
OE. pytt

Noun
en-noun

  1. A hole in the ground.
  2. A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip (Eng.) inside a fruit.
  3. A shell in a drupe containing a seed.
  4. Area at the auto racetrack used for refueling and repairing the cars during a race
  5. 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.
  6. A mine

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)
trans-top|a hole
Albanian: gropë f
Czech: jáma f
Dutch: kuil m, put m
Esperanto: kavo, fosaĵo
Finnish: kuoppa
French: fosse f
German: Grube f
Hawaiian: lua
trans-mid
Hungarian: gödör, verem
Indonesian: lubang
Italian: fossa f
Malayalam: à´àµà´´à´¿ (kuzhi)
Maori: rua
Romanian: groapÄ f
Spanish: foso m
Greek: ÏÏίÏα f
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trans-top|the stone of a drupaceous fruit
Dutch: pit#Dutch|pit m
Finnish: kivi (hedelmässä, 1), onkalo (2), varikko (3)
German: Kern m
trans-mid
Greek: κοÏκοÏÏÏι n
Telugu: à°à±à°¯à±à°¯à°¿ (goyyi)
trans-bottom

trans-top|an area for racing cars
Dutch: pit m
German: Box f
trans-mid
Italian: box m
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Etymology 2
From MD. pit

Verb
en-verb|pit|t|ed

  1. transitive To bring into opposition, as in "to pit one's wits against someone".
  2. transitive To make pits in.

#: Exposure to acid rain pitted the metal.

  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.

  1. context|intransitive|motor racing To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc.

Translations

Finnish: panna tappelemaan (1)

Related terms
pit stop (3)

Anagrams
tip


Catalan

Etymology
Latin pectus. Compare Italian petto, Portuguese peito, Romanian piept, Spanish pecho

Noun
pit m

  1. breast

Category:Catalan nouns


Dutch

Noun
pit

  1. A seed inside a fruit.
  2. Spirit

#* 'Hij heeft pit' : He has something going for him.

Category:Dutch nouns


Irish

Noun
pit f

  1. vulva

Declension
ga noun f2|p|it|ite|pl=iteanna

Category:Irish nouns


Scots

Pronunciation
IPA|/pɪt/

Verb
sco-verb|pits|pittin|pit|pit

  1. South Scots to put

Synonyms
putt


Scottish Gaelic

Noun
pit f, gen pite, pl pitean

  1. The female external genitalia, the vulva.
  2. vulgar|lang=gd cunt, pussy

Category:Scottish Gaelic nouns
Category:gd:Anatomy
Category:gd:Vulgarities

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