(noun.) a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; 'a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit''.
(noun.) a trap in the form of a concealed hole.
(noun.) (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled.
(noun.) (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on.
(noun.) an enclosure in which animals are made to fight.
(noun.) a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); 'they dug a pit to bury the body'.
(noun.) a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression).
(verb.) remove the pits from; 'pit plums and cherries'.
(verb.) 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'.
(n.) A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation
(n.) The shaft of a coal mine; a coal pit.
(n.) A large hole in the ground from which material is dug or quarried; as, a stone pit; a gravel pit; or in which material is made by burning; as, a lime pit; a charcoal pit.
(n.) A vat sunk in the ground; as, a tan pit.
(n.) Any abyss; especially, the grave, or hades.
(n.) A covered deep hole for entrapping wild beasts; a pitfall; hence, a trap; a snare. Also used figuratively.
(n.) A depression or hollow in the surface of the human body
(n.) The hollow place under the shoulder or arm; the axilla, or armpit.
(n.) See Pit of the stomach (below).
(n.) The indentation or mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox.
(n.) Formerly, that part of a theater, 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 theater.
(n.) An inclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.
(n.) The endocarp of a drupe, and its contained seed or seeds; a stone; as, a peach pit; a cherry pit, etc.
(n.) A depression or thin spot in the wall of a duct.
(v. t.) To place or put into a pit or hole.
(v. t.) To mark with little hollows, as by various pustules; as, a face pitted by smallpox.
(v. t.) To introduce as an antagonist; to set forward for or in a contest; as, to pit one dog against another.
n. . Excavation, hole, cavity, hollow, indentation, dent, dint, depression, dimple.. Gulf, abyss.. Parquet, parterre.
SYN:Hollow, gulf, trench, excavation,[See ABYSS]
n. a hole in the earth: a place whence minerals are dug: the bottomless pit: the grave: the abode of evil spirits: a hole used as a trap for wild beasts: the hollow of the stomach or that under the arm at the shoulder: the indentation left by smallpox: the ground-floor of a theatre: an enclosure in which cocks fight: the shaft of a mine.—v.t. to mark with little hollows: to lay in a pit: to set in competition:—pr.p. pit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. pit′ted.—ns. Pit′-coal coal dug from a pit—not charcoal; Pit′-frame the framework round a mine-shaft; Pit′-head the ground at the mouth of a pit and the machinery &c. on it; Pit′man a man who works in a coal-pit or a saw-pit esp. the man who works the pumping machinery in the shaft of a mine: (mach.) a rod connecting a rotary with a reciprocating part.—adj. Pit′ted marked with small pits.—ns. Pit′ting the act of digging or of placing in a pit: a group of pit-marks: a corrosion of the inside of steam-boilers &c.; Pit′-vill′age a group of miners' houses near a pit.
If you are looking into a deep pit in your dream, you will run silly risks in business ventures and will draw uneasiness about your wooing. To fall into a pit denotes calamity and deep sorrow. To wake as you begin to feel yourself falling into the pit, brings you out of distress in fairly good shape. To dream that you are descending into one, signifies that you will knowingly risk health and fortune for greater success.
- Is our dress a pit-dress or a gallery-dress ma'am? 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- The above is sufficient for two pads, which should be made into an oblong or diamond shape, with linen or muslin, and worn over the pit of the stomach. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- The purpose is to take care of the misdirected balls that roll off the bed before reaching the pit. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- At the pins end of the bed, this forms one of the sides and the bottom of the pit. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- This was the pit furthest in the country, near the woods. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- A more authentic tradition, aided by the geography of the country, places the pit in Dothan, some two days' journey from here. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Those few hundreds of French gentlefolk fell into a pit that most of them had been well content should exist for others. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- It was expected in case of necessity to connect these forts by rifle-pits. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- But worst of all, the door leading to the pits where I had hidden my Princess was ajar. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- He ordered me to be thrown into one of the great pits in the inner gardens. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- I likewise felt several slender ligatures across my body, from my arm-pits to my thighs. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- If one wishes the pits may be left uncovered, in which case something like a foot of the ensilage will decay and form a covering and protection for that beneath. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- To the west there was a line of rifle pits some two miles back from the river at the farthest point. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- A thousand times I berated myself for being drawn into such a trap as I might have known these pits easily could be. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- It appeared to have become a perfect passion with Mrs Flintwinch, that the only son should be pitted against them. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- She is twenty-nine; her face is much pitted with the small-pox. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- I felt that fate had pitted me against this man, and one of us must fall. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- He then bared his legs and arms, and they were literally pitted with scars, due to the use of hypodermic syringes. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Against the long canines of the ape was pitted the thin blade of the man's knife. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- There are men pitted against men, and against beasts for the edification of Issus and the replenishment of her larder. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- I am not fit to be pitted against you to-night. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.