a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
- orchestra pit
a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
"a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
- stone pit
a trap in the form of a concealed hole
(auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
(commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
(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
- infernal region - nether region
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"
a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
"they dug a pit to bury the body"
remove the pits from
"pit plums and cherries"
mark with a scar
"The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
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"
- play off