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Synonyms for pit
pɪtpit

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. pit

    Synonyms:
    hollow, gulf, trench, excavation

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pit, cavitynoun

    a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

    "they dug a pit to bury the body"

    Synonyms:
    fossa, stone pit, infernal region, enclosed space, quarry, cavity, cavum, dental caries, nether region, endocarp, stone, perdition, caries, colliery, tooth decay, pitfall, orchestra pit, bodily cavity

  2. pit, fossanoun

    a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa cat, genus Fossa, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  3. stone, pit, endocarpnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, gemstone, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, gem, stone, orchestra pit, rock, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  4. Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pitnoun

    (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

    "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson

    Synonyms:
    orchestra pit, hellhole, stone pit, infernal region, netherworld, sin, quarry, cavity, blaze, nether region, endocarp, underworld, fossa, the pits, colliery, perdition, stone, inferno, conflagration, pitfall, hell, snake pit, hell on earth

  5. pitnoun

    an enclosure in which animals are made to fight

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  6. pitnoun

    (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  7. pitnoun

    (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  8. pit, pitfallnoun

    a trap in the form of a concealed hole

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp, booby trap

  9. pit, quarry, stone pitnoun

    a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

    "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, target, fair game, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, prey, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  10. orchestra pit, pitnoun

    lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  11. colliery, pitverb

    a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  12. pit, oppose, match, play offverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rival, react, touch, mark, pock, play off, equate, match, fit, meet, couple, equalize, twin, agree, stone, oppose, equalise, counterbalance, pair, contradict, cope with, defend, fight back, equal, gibe, tally, fight, correspond, fight down, jibe, scar, controvert, mate, check

  13. scar, mark, pock, pitverb

    mark with a scar

    "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

    Synonyms:
    score, note, notice, stigmatize, punctuate, strike out, grade, set, play off, stone, nock, label, mark, differentiate, brand, cross off, pock, stigmatise, check off, match, tick, tick off, cross out, commemorate, check, denounce, oppose, distinguish, scar, tag, strike off, mark off

  14. pit, stoneverb

    remove the pits from

    "pit plums and cherries"

    Synonyms:
    oppose, mark, stone, pock, scar, play off, match, lapidate

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pitnoun

    Synonyms:
    excavation, hole, cavity, hollow, indentation, dent, dint, depression, dimple

  2. pitnoun

    Synonyms:
    gulf, abyss

  3. pitnoun

    Synonyms:
    parquet, parterre

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pitnoun

    Synonyms:
    hollow, hole, excavation, cavity, abyss, parquet, quarry, endocarp, stone, putamen

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "pit":

    ipo, pozo, mine, hole, sky, wells, irp, cavity, nuclei, crater, excavation

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How to use pit in a sentence?

  1. Saint Jerome:

    An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled.

  2. Ezra Pound:

    Tis not need we know our every thought or see the work shop where each mask is wrought wherefrom we view the world of box and pit, careless of wear, just so the mask shall fit and serve our jape's turn for a night or two.

  3. Paul Johnson:

    If you depart from moral absolutes, you go into a bottomless pit. Communism and Naziism were catastrophic evils which both derived from moral relativism. Their differences were minor compared to their similarities.

  4. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    You can play in the pond all the time that you want. Just make sure you are not in a pit.

  5. Roy Huckabay:

    It's the Board of Trade's way of handling the lack of a pit.


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