Definition of pit

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • pit is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 5
  • pit is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 5
  • pit is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 6

Definition of pit


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

    Examples

    1. a demon from the depths of the pit

    Synonyms

    1. hell
    2. infernal region
    3. inferno
    4. nether region
    5. perdition
  • set into opposition or rivalry (verb)

    Examples

    1. pit a chess player against the Russian champion

    Synonyms

    1. match
    2. oppose
    3. play off
  • lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. orchestra pit
  • remove the pits from (verb)

    Examples

    1. pit plums and cherries

    Synonyms

    1. stone
  • a sizeable hole (usually in the ground) (noun)

    Examples

    1. they dug a pit to bury the body

    Synonyms

    1. cavity
  • a trap in the form of a concealed hole (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. pitfall
  • a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression) (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. fossa
  • the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. endocarp
    2. stone
  • a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate (noun)

    Examples

    1. a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

    Synonyms

    1. quarry
    2. stone pit
  • a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. colliery
  • mark with a scar (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. mark
    2. pock
    3. scar
  • an enclosure in which animals are made to fight (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)

See definition of pit in Merriam Webster

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