Synonyms for (noun) pit

Synonyms: colliery, pit

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

Similar words: work, workplace

Definition: a place where work is done

Usage: he arrived at work early today


Synonyms: orchestra pit, pit

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

Similar words: area

Definition: a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

Usage: the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants


Synonyms: pit, quarry, stone pit

Definition: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

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

Similar words: excavation

Definition: a hole in the ground made by excavating


Synonyms: pit, pitfall

Definition: a trap in the form of a concealed hole

Similar words: trap

Definition: a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned


Synonyms: pit

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

Similar words: area

Definition: a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

Usage: the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants


Synonyms: pit

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

Similar words: area

Definition: a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

Usage: the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants


Synonyms: pit

Definition: an enclosure in which animals are made to fight

Similar words: enclosure

Definition: a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose


Synonyms: nether region, perdition, Hell, infernal region, Inferno, pit

Definition: (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

Usage: 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

Similar words: imaginary place, fictitious place, mythical place

Definition: a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings


Synonyms: pit, cavity

Definition: a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

Usage: they dug a pit to bury the body

Similar words: hole, hollow

Definition: a depression hollowed out of solid matter


Synonyms: endocarp, stone, pit

Definition: the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed

Usage: you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking

Similar words: seed vessel, pericarp

Definition: the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary


Synonyms: pit, fossa

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

Similar words: cavity, cavum, bodily cavity

Definition: (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body


Similar words: incurvation, incurvature, concave shape, concavity

Definition: a shape that curves or bends inward

Synonyms for (verb) pit

Synonyms: stone, pit

Definition: remove the pits from

Usage: pit plums and cherries

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: pit, play off, oppose, match

Definition: set into opposition or rivalry

Usage: 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

Similar words: face, confront

Definition: oppose, as in hostility or a competition

Usage: You must confront your opponent; Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring; The two enemies finally confronted each other


Synonyms: scar, mark, pit, pock

Definition: mark with a scar

Usage: The skin disease scarred his face permanently

Similar words: deface, disfigure, blemish

Definition: mar or spoil the appearance of

Usage: scars defaced her cheeks; The vandals disfigured the statue