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1 a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body" [syn: cavity]
2 a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression) [syn: fossa]
3 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" [syn: stone, endocarp]
4 a trap in the form of a concealed hole [syn: pitfall]
5 a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'" [syn: quarry, stone pit]
6 lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers [syn: orchestra pit]
7 a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it [syn: colliery]


1 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" [syn: oppose, match, play off]
2 mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently" [syn: scar, mark, pock]
3 remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries" [syn: stone] [also: pitting, pitted]pitted adj : pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb) [syn: alveolate, faveolate, cavitied, honeycombed]pitted See pit

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  1. past of pit


  1. Having a surface marked by pits; pockmarked or alveolate
  2. In the context of "of fruit": Having had the pits removed

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