Pitch - (n.) A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them.
Pitch - (n.) See Pitchstone.
Pitch - (n.) To cover over or smear with pitch.
Pitch - (n.) Fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
Pitch - (v. t.) To throw, generally with a definite aim or purpose; to cast; to hurl; to toss; as, to pitch quoits; to pitch hay; to pitch a ball.
Pitch - (v. t.) To thrust or plant in the ground, as stakes or poles; hence, to fix firmly, as by means of poles; to establish; to arrange; as, to pitch a tent; to pitch a camp.
Pitch - (v. t.) To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
Pitch - (v. t.) To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune.
Pitch - (v. t.) To set or fix, as a price or value.
Pitch - (v. i.) To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
Pitch - (v. i.) To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
Pitch - (v. i.) To fix one's choise; -- with on or upon.
Pitch - (v. i.) To plunge or fall; esp., to fall forward; to decline or slope; as, to pitch from a precipice; the vessel pitches in a heavy sea; the field pitches toward the east.
Pitch - (n.) A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits.
Pitch - (n.) That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
Pitch - (n.) A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.
Pitch - (n.) Height; stature.
Pitch - (n.) A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.
Pitch - (n.) The point where a declivity begins; hence, the declivity itself; a descending slope; the degree or rate of descent or slope; slant; as, a steep pitch in the road; the pitch of a roof.
Pitch - (n.) The relative acuteness or gravity of a tone, determined by the number of vibrations which produce it; the place of any tone upon a scale of high and low.
Pitch - (n.) The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
Pitch - (n.) The distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; -- called also circular pitch.
Pitch - (n.) The length, measured along the axis, of a complete turn of the thread of a screw, or of the helical lines of the blades of a screw propeller.
Pitch - (n.) The distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.
Pitched - (imp. & p. p.) of Pitch
Pitching - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pitch
Pitch-black - (a.) Black as pitch or tar.
Pitchblende - (n.) A pitch-black mineral consisting chiefly of the oxide of uranium; uraninite. See Uraninite.
Pitch-dark - (a.) Dark as a pitch; pitch-black.
Pitcher - (n.) One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.
Pitcher - (n.) A sort of crowbar for digging.
Pitcher - (n.) A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.
Pitcher - (n.) A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.
Pitcherfuls - (pl. ) of Pitcherful
Pitcherful - (n.) The quantity a pitcher will hold.
Pitch-faced - (a.) Having the arris defined by a line beyond which the rock is cut away, so as to give nearly true edges; -- said of squared stones that are otherwise quarry-faced.
Pitchfork - (n.) A fork, or farming utensil, used in pitching hay, sheaves of grain, or the like.
Pitchfork - (v. t.) To pitch or throw with, or as with, a pitchfork.
Pitchiness - (n.) Blackness, as of pitch; darkness.
Pitching - (n.) The act of throwing or casting; a cast; a pitch; as, wild pitching in baseball.
Pitching - (n.) The rough paving of a street to a grade with blocks of stone.
Pitching - (n.) A facing of stone laid upon a bank to prevent wear by tides or currents.
Pitch-ore - (n.) Pitchblende.
Pitchstone - (n.) An igneous rock of semiglassy nature, having a luster like pitch.
Pitchwork - (n.) The work of a coal miner who is paid by a share of his product.
Pitchy - (a.) Partaking of the qualities of pitch; resembling pitch.
Pitchy - (a.) Smeared with pitch.
Pitchy - (a.) Black; pitch-dark; dismal.
Spitchcock - (v. t.) To split (as an eel) lengthwise, and broil it, or fry it in hot fat.
Spitchcock - (n.) An eel split and broiled.
Spitchcocked - (a.) Broiled or fried after being split lengthwise; -- said of eels.
Tough-pitch - (n.) The exact state or quality of texture and consistency of well reduced and refined copper.
Tough-pitch - (n.) Copper so reduced; -- called also tough-cake.
Underpitch - (v. t.) To fill underneath; to stuff.
Water pitcher - () A pitcher for water.
Water pitcher - () One of a family of plants having pitcher-shaped leaves. The sidesaddle flower (Sarracenia purpurea) is the type.
Pitch - —v. 1 erect and fix (a tent, camp, etc.). 2 throw. 3 fix in a definite position. 4 express in a particular style or at a particular level. 5 (often foll. By against, into, etc.) Fall heavily, esp. Headlong. 6 (of a ship etc.) Plunge backwards and forwards in a lengthwise direction. 7 mus. Set at a particular pitch. 8 cricket a cause (a bowled ball) to strike the ground at a specified point etc. B (of a ball) strike the ground thus. —n. 1 area of play in a field-game. 2 height, degree, intensity, etc. (excitement had reached such a pitch). 3 degree of slope, esp. Of a roof. 4 mus. Quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; highness or lowness of a note. 5 act of throwing. 6 pitching motion of a ship etc. 7 colloq.
Pitch - —n. Dark resinous substance from the distillation of tar or turpentine, used for making ships watertight etc. —v. Coat with pitch. pitchy adj. (-ier, -iest). [latin pix pic-]
Absolute pitch - n. Ability to recognize or sound any given note.
Concert pitch - n. Pitch internationally agreed whereby the a above middle c = 440 hz.
Fever pitch - n. State of extreme excitement.
High-pitched - adj. 1 (of a sound) high. 2 (of a roof) steep.
High-pitched - adj. 1 (of a sound) high. 2 (of a roof) steep.
Low-pitched - adj. 1 (of a sound) low. 2 (of a roof) having only a slight slope.
Perfect pitch - n. = *absolute pitch.
Pitch-black - adj. (also pitch-dark) very or completely dark.
Pitchblende - n. Uranium oxide occurring in pitchlike masses and yielding radium. [german: related to *pitch2]
Pitched battle - n. 1 vigorous argument etc. 2 planned battle between sides in prepared positions and on chosen ground.
Pitched roof - n. Sloping roof.
Pitcher - n. Large jug with a lip and a handle. [related to *beaker]
Pitcher - n. Player who delivers the ball in baseball.
Pitchfork - —n. Long-handled two-pronged fork for pitching hay etc. —v. 1 throw with or as if with a pitchfork. 2 (usu. Foll. By into) thrust (a person) forcibly into a position, office, etc.
Pitch-pine - n. Pine-tree yielding much resin.
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