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It Has 3 letters ( p i t )         1 vowels ( i )         2 consonants ( p t )         Word on the contrary tip

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* IPA: /ˈpɪt/ * Rhymes: -ɪt

  • IPA: /ˈpɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English, from Old English _pytt_ (“pit, hole in the ground, well, grave, pustule, pockmark”), from Proto-Germanic _*putjaz_ (“pit, well”), from Latin _puteus_ (“trench, pit, well”), from Proto-Indo-European _*pewǝ-_ (“to beat, hew”). Cognate with West Frisian _pet_ (“pit”), , Dutch _put_ (“well, pockmark”), German _Pfütze_ (“puddle, pool”), Danish _pyt_ (“pit”), Icelandic _pytt_ (“pit”). NOUN PIT (_plural_ PITS) * A hole in the ground. * (motor racing) An area at a motor racetrack used for refueling and repairing the vehicles during a race. * (music) A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed. * A mine. * (archaeology) A hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement. * (trading) A trading pit. * (in the plural, with _the_, idiomatic, slang) Something particularly unpleasant. _His circus job was the PITS, but at least he was in show business._ * The bottom part of. _I felt pain in the PIT of my stomach._ * (colloquial) Armpit, oxter. * (aviation) A luggage hold. * (countable) A small surface hole or depression, a fossa. * The indented mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox. * The grave, or underworld. * Milton Back to the infernal PIT I drag thee chained. * Bible, Job xxxiii. 18 He keepeth back his soul from the PIT. * An enclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats. * John Locke as fiercely as two gamecocks in the PIT * Formerly, that part of a theatre, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theatre. * Part of a casino which typically holds tables for blackjack, craps, roulette, and other games. DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS VERB PIT (_third-person singular simple present_ PITS, _present participle_ PITTING, _simple past and past participle_ PITTED) * (transitive) To make pits in. _Exposure to acid rain PITTED the metal._ * To put (a dog) into a pit for fighting. * (transitive) To bring (something) into opposition with something else. _Are you ready to PIT your wits against one of the world's greatest puzzles?_ * 22 MARCH 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club _The Hunger Games_[1] For the 75 years since a district rebellion was put down, The Games have existed as an assertion of the Capital’s power, a winner-take-all contest that touts heroism and sacrifice—participants are called “tributes”— while PITTING the districts against each other. * (intransitive, motor racing) To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc. TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English, from Old English pytt (pit, hole in the ground, well, grave, pustule, pockmark), from Proto-Germanic *putjaz (pit, well), from Latin puteus (trench, pit, well), from Proto-Indo-European *pewǝ- (to beat, hew). Cognate with West Frisian pet (pit), , Dutch put (well, pockmark), German Pfütze (puddle, pool), Danish pyt (pit), Icelandic pytt (pit).

Noun

pit (plural pits)

  1. A hole in the ground.
  2. (motor racing) An area at a motor racetrack used for refueling and repairing the vehicles during a race.
  3. (music) A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed.
  4. A mine.
  5. (archaeology) A hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement.
  6. (trading) A trading pit.
  7. (in the plural, with the, idiomatic, slang) Something particularly unpleasant.
    His circus job was the pits, but at least he was in show business.
  8. The bottom part of.
    I felt pain in the pit of my stomach.
  9. (colloquial) Armpit, oxter.
  10. (aviation) A luggage hold.
  11. (countable) A small surface hole or depression, a fossa.
  12. The indented mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox.
  13. The grave, or underworld.
  14. An enclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.
  15. Formerly, that part of a theatre, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theatre.
  16. Part of a casino which typically holds tables for blackjack, craps, roulette, and other games.
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Verb

pit (third-person singular simple present pits, present participle pitting, simple past and past participle pitted)

  1. (transitive) To make pits in.
    Exposure to acid rain pitted the metal.
  2. To put (a dog) into a pit for fighting.
  3. (transitive) To bring (something) into opposition with something else.
    Are you ready to pit your wits against one of the world's greatest puzzles?
  4. (intransitive, motor racing) To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc.
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English - Etymology 2

From Dutch _pit_ (“kernel, core”), from Middle Dutch _pitte_, from Proto-Germanic _*pittan_ (compare Middle Franconian _Pfitze_ (“pimple”)), oblique of _*piþō_. Compare pith. NOUN PIT (_plural_ PITS) * A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip inside a fruit. * A shell in a drupe containing a seed. TRANSLATIONS VERB PIT (_third-person singular simple present_ PITS, _present participle_ PITTING, _simple past and past participle_ PITTED) * (transitive) To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe. _One must PIT a peach to make it ready for a pie._ TRANSLATIONS

From Dutch pit (kernel, core), from Middle Dutch pitte, from Proto-Germanic *pittan (compare Middle Franconian Pfitze (pimple)), oblique of *piþō. Compare pith.

Noun

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.
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Verb

pit (third-person singular simple present pits, present participle pitting, simple past and past participle pitted)

  1. (transitive) To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe.
    One must pit a peach to make it ready for a pie.
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English - Anagrams

* tip * tpi, TPI

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Cahuilla - Noun

PÍT * road, path, way

pít

  1. road, path, way

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Catalan - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈpit/

  • IPA(key): /ˈpit/

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Catalan - Etymology

From Latin _pectus_. Compare Italian _petto_, Portuguese _peito_, Romanian _piept_, Spanish _pecho_

From Latin pectus. Compare Italian petto, Portuguese peito, Romanian piept, Spanish pecho

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Catalan - Noun

PIT m (_plural_ PITS) * breast

pit m (plural pits)

  1. breast

Which the in categoryDUTCH - PRONUNCIATION
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Dutch - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -ɪt * IPA(key): /pɪt/

  • Rhymes: -ɪt
  • IPA(key): /pɪt/

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Dutch - Noun

PIT c (_plural_ PITTEN, _diminutive_ PITJE n) * A seed inside a fruit. * burner (on a stove) * spirit, vigour * 'Hij heeft pit' : He has something going for him. DERIVED TERMS * gaspit * pittig

pit c (plural pitten, diminutive pitje n)

  1. A seed inside a fruit.
  2. burner (on a stove)
  3. spirit, vigour

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* tip

Which the in categoryIRISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Irish - Etymology

From Old Irish _pit_, possibly related to _putte_ (“pit, hollow”), Latin _puteus_.

From Old Irish pit, possibly related to putte (pit, hollow), Latin puteus.

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Irish - Noun

PIT f (_genitive_ PITE, _plural_ PITEANNA) * vulva * vagina DECLENSION SYNONYMS * (vagina): faighin

pit f (genitive pite, plural piteanna)

  1. vulva
  2. vagina

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Lojban - Rafsi

PIT * rafsi of _plita_.

pit

  1. rafsi of plita.

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Lower Sorbian - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /pʲit/

  • IPA(key): /pʲit/

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Lower Sorbian - Verb

PIT * supine of _piś_

pit

  1. supine of piś

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Scots - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /pɪt/

  • IPA(key): /pɪt/

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Scots - Verb

TAE PIT (_third-person singular simple present_ PITS, _present participle_ PITTIN, _simple past_ PIT, _past participle_ PIT) * to put SYNONYMS * putt

tae pit (third-person singular simple present pits, present participle pittin, simple past pit, past participle pit)

  1. to put

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Which the in categorySCOTTISH GAELIC - ETYMOLOGY
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Scottish Gaelic - Etymology

From Old Irish _pit_, possibly related to _putte_ (“pit, hollow”), Latin _puteus_.

From Old Irish pit, possibly related to putte (pit, hollow), Latin puteus.

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Scottish Gaelic - Noun

PIT f (_genitive_ PITE, _plural_ PITEAN) * female external genitalia, vulva * (vulgar) cunt, pussy

pit f (genitive pite, plural pitean)

  1. female external genitalia, vulva
  2. (vulgar) cunt, pussy


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