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pit – Wiktionary

pit - Wiktionary

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Center English pit, pet, püt, from Outdated English pytt, from Proto-West Germanic *puti, from Latin puteus (trench, pit, effectively).

Noun[edit]

pit (plural pits)

  1. A gap within the floor.

    The meadow across the city is filled with previous pits.

  2. (motor racing) An space at a racetrack used for refueling and repairing the automobiles throughout a race.

    Two drivers have already gone into the pit this early within the race.

  3. (music) A bit of the marching band containing mallet percussion devices and different massive percussion devices too massive to march, such because the tam tam. Additionally, the realm on the sidelines the place these devices are positioned.
  4. A mine.
  5. (archaeology) A gap or trench within the floor, excavated in response to grid coordinates, in order that the provenance of any characteristic noticed and any specimen or artifact revealed could also be established by exact measurement.
  6. (buying and selling) A buying and selling pit.
  7. The underside a part of one thing.

    I felt ache within the pit of my abdomen.

  8. (colloquial) Armpit.
  9. (aviation) A baggage maintain.
  10. (countable) A small floor gap or despair, a fossa.
    • 2013 July 20, “Welcome to the plastisphere”, in The Economist, quantity 408, quantity 8845:

      [The researchers] seen a lot of their items of [plastic marine] particles sported floor pits round two microns throughout. Such pits are in regards to the measurement of a bacterial cell. Nearer examination confirmed that a few of these pits did, certainly, comprise micro organism, […].

  11. The indented mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox.
  12. The grave, or underworld.
    • 1611, Bible, Job xxxiii. 18 (KJV).
      He keepeth again his soul from the pit.
  13. An enclosed space into which gamecocks, canines, and different animals are dropped at combat, or the place canines are educated to kill rats.
  14. Previously, that a part of a theatre, on the ground of the home, beneath the extent of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, generally the half behind the stalls; in america, the parquet; additionally, the occupants of such part of a theatre.
  15. (playing) A part of a on line casino which usually holds tables for blackjack, craps, roulette, and different video games.
  16. (slang) A pit bull terrier.
    I am taking certainly one of my pits to the vet on Thursday.
  17. (within the plural, with the, slang) Solely utilized in the pits.

    His circus job was the pits, however at the very least he was in present enterprise.

  18. (slang) A mosh pit.

    As a result of the museum was closed for renovation, the varsity determined to convey its fourth-graders to the pit at a Cannibal Corpse gig as an alternative.

  19. (legislation enforcement, often used with “maneuver”) A maneuver by which a police officer, by use of a police automotive, nudges the car of a fleeing suspect sufficient for the suspect’s car to lose management and turn into disabled so the police officer can catch and apprehend the suspect.
  20. The fissile core of a nuclear weapon, generally manufactured from plutonium surrounded by high-explosive lenses.
  21. (hospital slang) The emergency division.

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Verb[edit]

pit (third-person singular easy current pits, current participle pitting, easy previous and previous participle pitted)

  1. (transitive) To make pits in; to mark with little hollows.
    Publicity to acid rain pitted the metallic.
  2. (transitive) To place (an animal) right into a pit for combating.
  3. (transitive) To convey (one thing) into opposition with one thing else.
    Are you able to pit your wits in opposition to one of many world’s biggest puzzles?
    • 2012 March 22, Scott Tobias, AV Membership The Starvation Video games[1]
      For the 75 years since a district riot was put down, The Video games have existed as an assertion of the Capital’s energy, a winner-take-all contest that touts heroism and sacrifice—members are referred to as “tributes”— whereas pitting the districts in opposition to one another.
    • 2017 August 25, Aukkarapon Niyomyat & Panarat Thepgumpanat, “Thai junta seeks Yingluck’s arrest as former PM skips court docket verdict”, in reuters.com, Reuters
      That motion, pitted in opposition to a Bangkok-centered royalist and pro-military elite, has been on the coronary heart of years of turmoil.
    • 2017 August 25, “Arrest risk as Yingluck Shinawatra misses verdict”, in aljazeera.com, Al Jazeera
      Thaksin’s ouster triggered years of upheaval and division that has pitted a poor, rural majority within the north that helps the Shinawatras in opposition to royalists, the army and their city backers.
  4. (intransitive, motor racing) To return to the pits throughout a race for refuelling, tyre adjustments, repairs and many others.
    • 2020 September 13, Andrew Benson, “Tuscan Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton claims 90th win after unimaginable race”, in BBC Sport[2]:

      Bottas needed to pit sooner than anticipated for recent tyres. Hamilton adopted him in subsequent time round and the 2 drivers had been instructed to remain off the kerbs to guard their tyres.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch pit (kernel, core), from Center Dutch pitte, from Proto-Germanic *pittan (examine dialectal German Pfitze (pimple)), indirect of Proto-Germanic *piþō. Examine pith.

Noun[edit]

pit (plural pits)

  1. A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip inside a fruit.
  2. A shell in a drupe containing a seed.
  3. The core of an implosion weapon, consisting of the fissile materials and any neutron reflector or tamper bonded to it.
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Verb[edit]

pit (third-person singular easy current pits, current participle pitting, easy previous and previous participle pitted)

  1. (transitive) To take away the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe.
    One should pit a peach to make it prepared for a pie.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

pit (plural pits)

  1. (casual) A pit bull terrier.
    • 2012, Shorty Rossi, 4 Toes Tall and Rising, web page 186:

      I resolved to seek out all my pits good houses and to get out of the rescue and breeding enterprise.

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Cahuilla[edit]

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pít

  1. highway, path, method

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Outdated Occitan, from Latin pectus, from Proto-Italic *pektos, from Proto-Indo-European *peg (breast). Examine Italian petto, Portuguese peito, Romanian piept, Spanish pecho.

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pit m (plural pits)

  1. breast
    Synonym: mamella
  2. (castells) pressure to help the castell, supplied by the castellers within the pinya by urgent their chest onto the again of the casteller in entrance of them

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Verb[edit]

pit

  1. masculine singular passive participle of pít

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Center Dutch pit. This etymology is incomplete. You possibly can assist Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this time period.

Noun[edit]

pit m or f (plural pitten, diminutive pitje n)

  1. A seed inside a fruit.
  2. wick (of a candle, lamp or different implement)
    Synonyms: lemmet, lont, wiek
  3. burner (on a range)
  4. spirit, vigour

    Hij heeft pit.He has one thing going for him.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English pit.

Noun[edit]

pit m (plural pits)

  1. (racing) pit (refueling station and storage at a race monitor)
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Etymology[edit]

From Outdated Irish pit (pit, hole; feminine pudenda), probably associated to putte (pit, hole), Latin puteus.

Noun[edit]

pit f (genitive singular pite, nominative plural piteanna)

  1. (anatomy) vulva
  2. shell-less crab

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
pit phit bpit
Be aware: A few of these kinds could also be hypothetical. Not each doable mutated type of each phrase really happens.

Additional studying[edit]

  • “pit” in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “pit, (put)”, in eDIL: Digital Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Entries containing “vulva” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “pit” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch fiets (bicycle)

Noun[edit]

pit

  1. bicycle

Decrease Sorbian[edit]

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pit

  1. supine of piś

Min Nan[edit]


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pit f

  1. genitive plural of pita

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pit (third-person singular current pits, current participle pittin, previous pit, previous participle pit)

  1. to place

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Outdated Irish pit (pit, hole; feminine pudenda), probably associated to putte (pit, hole), Latin puteus.

Noun[edit]

pit f (genitive singular pite, plural pitean)

  1. feminine exterior genitalia, vulva
  2. (vulgar) cunt, pussy

References[edit]

  • “pit” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th version, Edinburgh: Birlinn Restricted, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “pit, (put)”, in eDIL: Digital Dictionary of the Irish Language

Tocharian B[edit]

Noun[edit]

pit

  1. gall, bile

West Flemish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Center Dutch pit, variant of put, from Outdated Dutch *putti, from Proto-West Germanic *puti, from Latin puteus.

Noun[edit]

pit m

  1. pit
  2. effectively

Westrobothnian[edit]

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pit

  1. squeak, beep

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