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Synonyms for pitpɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pit, cavity(noun)

    a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

    "they dug a pit to bury the body"

    Synonyms:
    fossa, stone pit, infernal region, enclosed space, quarry, cavity, cavum, dental caries, nether region, endocarp, pit, stone, perdition, caries, colliery, tooth decay, pitfall, orchestra pit, bodily cavity

  2. pit, fossa(noun)

    a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa cat, genus Fossa, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, pit, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  3. stone, pit, endocarp(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, gemstone, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, pit, gem, stone, orchestra pit, rock, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  4. Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit(noun)

    (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

    Synonyms:
    orchestra pit, hellhole, stone pit, infernal region, netherworld, sin, quarry, cavity, blaze, nether region, endocarp, pit, underworld, fossa, the pits, colliery, perdition, stone, inferno, conflagration, pitfall, hell, snake pit, hell on earth

  5. pit(noun)

    an enclosure in which animals are made to fight

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  6. pit(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  7. pit(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  8. pit, pitfall(noun)

    a trap in the form of a concealed hole

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, pit, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp, booby trap

  9. pit, quarry, stone pit(noun)

    a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

    "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, target, fair game, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, pit, stone, orchestra pit, prey, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  10. orchestra pit, pit(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, pit, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  11. colliery, pit(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, pit, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  12. pit, oppose, match, play off(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"

    Synonyms:
    rival, react, touch, pit, mark, pock, play off, equate, match, fit, meet, couple, equalize, twin, agree, stone, oppose, equalise, counterbalance, pair, contradict, cope with, defend, fight back, equal, gibe, tally, fight, correspond, fight down, jibe, scar, controvert, mate, check

  13. scar, mark, pock, pit(verb)

    mark with a scar

    "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

    Synonyms:
    score, note, notice, stigmatize, punctuate, strike out, grade, set, play off, stone, nock, label, mark, differentiate, brand, cross off, pock, stigmatise, check off, pit, match, tick, tick off, cross out, commemorate, check, denounce, oppose, distinguish, scar, tag, strike off, mark off

  14. pit, stone(verb)

    remove the pits from

    "pit plums and cherries"

    Synonyms:
    oppose, mark, pit, stone, pock, scar, play off, match, lapidate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    excavation, hole, cavity, hollow, indentation, dent, dint, depression, dimple

  2. pit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    gulf, abyss

  3. pit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    parquet, parterre

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

ipo, pozo, mine, hole, sky, wells, irp, cavity, nuclei, crater, excavation


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