(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'.

汉丽埃塔整理--From WordNet


(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. [1]. Excavation, hole, cavity, hollow, indentation, dent, dint, depression, dimple.[2]. Gulf, abyss.[3]. 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.





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