Textual thesaurus for "pit"

(noun) colliery

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

(noun) orchestra pit

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

(noun) quarry, stone pit

a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

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

(noun) pitfall

a trap in the form of a concealed hole

(noun) nether region, perdition, Hell, infernal region, Inferno

(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

(noun) cavity

a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

they dug a pit to bury the body

(noun) endocarp, stone

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

(noun) fossa

a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

(verb) stone

remove the pits from

pit plums and cherries

(verb) play off, oppose, match

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

(verb) scar, mark, pock

mark with a scar

The skin disease scarred his face permanently