Synonyms of pit


1. pit, cavity, hole, hollow

usage: a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"

2. pit, fossa, concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature, cavity, bodily cavity, cavum

usage: a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

3. stone, pit, endocarp, pericarp, seed vessel

usage: 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"

4. Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit, imaginary place, mythical place, fictitious place

usage: (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

5. pit, enclosure

usage: an enclosure in which animals are made to fight

6. pit, area

usage: (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on

7. pit, area

usage: (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled

8. pit, pitfall, trap

usage: a trap in the form of a concealed hole

9. pit, quarry, stone pit, excavation

usage: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

10. orchestra pit, pit, area

usage: lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers

11. colliery, pit, workplace, work

usage: a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it


1. pit, oppose, match, play off, confront, face

usage: 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"

2. scar, mark, pock, pit, deface, disfigure, blemish

usage: mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

3. pit, stone, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"

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Definition and meaning of pit (Dictionary)