pit
noun.
a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
they dug a pit to bury the body
Synonym: cavity
noun.
a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
Synonym: fossa
noun.
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
Synonym: endocarp, stone
noun.
(Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell|a demon from the depths of the pit|Hell is paved with good intentions
noun.
an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
noun.
(commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
noun.
(auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
noun.
a trap in the form of a concealed hole
Synonym: pitfall
noun.
a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
Synonym: quarry, stone pit
noun.
lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
Synonym: orchestra pit
noun.
a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
Synonym: colliery
verb.
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
Synonym: play off, oppose, match
verb.
mark with a scar
The skin disease scarred his face permanently
Synonym: mark, pock, scar
verb.
remove the pits from
pit plums and cherries
Synonym: stone