1. A sizeable hole (usually in the ground) (synset 109416001)
    "they dug a pit to bury the body"
  2. A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression) (synset 113894850)
  3. The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed (synset 111705208)
    "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
  4. (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil;
    Where sinners suffer eternal punishment (synset 105637465)
    "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"
  5. An enclosure in which animals are made to fight (synset 103956389)
  6. (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on (synset 103956200)
  7. (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled (synset 103956037)
  8. A trap in the form of a concealed hole (synset 103955939)
  9. A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate (synset 103955718)
    "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
  10. Lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers (synset 103858811)
  11. A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it (synset 103074400)
  1. Set into opposition or rivalry (synset 201083545)
    "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. Mark with a scar (synset 201553977)
    "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
  3. Remove the pits from (synset 200179712)
    "pit plums and cherries"

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