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Synonyms for pit
pɪtpit

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pit

    Synonyms:
    hollow, gulf, trench, excavation

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. pitnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. Roy Huckabay:

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

  2. George Pataki:

    I would be delighted to have a debate with Donald Trump on this issue, and Donald, let me tell you right now I am willing to debate you here in New Hampshire, mano a mano, anytime on the issue of immigration and pit your ideas against my solutions. I hope you say, 'yes,'.

  3. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    Terrorist organizations overseas have targeted your communities. They seek to pull your youth into the pit of violent extremism. Help us to help you stop this.

  4. Brian Splitt:

    The pit was always dependable, when things were really wild and you had limit-up moves, you could call down to the pit and know what the options were trading synthetically.

  5. Metastasio:

    He who devises evil for another falls at last into his own pit, and the most cunning finds himself caught by what he had prepared for another. But virtue without guile, erect like the lofty palm, rises with greater vigour when it is oppressed.

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