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Pitch meaning

pitch - 35 dictionary results

  1. 1. a vendor's position ( especially on the sidewalk); " he was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors"
  2. 2. set to a certain pitch; " He pitched his voice very low"
  3. 3. lead ( a card) and establish the trump suit
  4. 4. hit ( a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
  5. 5. throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; " The pitcher delivered the ball"
  6. 6. erect and fasten; " pitch a tent"
  7. 7. fall or plunge forward; " She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
  8. 8. The distance between symmetrically arranged or corresponding parts of an armature, measured along a line, called the pitch line, drawn around its length. Sometimes half of this distance is called the pitch.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. See Pitchstone.
  11. 11. To cover over or smear with pitch.
  12. 12. Fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
  16. 16. To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune.
  17. 17. To set or fix, as a price or value.
  18. 18. To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
  19. 19. To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits.
  22. 22. That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
  23. 23. A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.
  24. 24. Height; stature.
  25. 25. A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
  28. 28. The distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.
  29. 29. To fix one's choise; - with on or upon.
  30. 30. The distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; - called also circular pitch.
  31. 31. Black, sticky resin.
  32. 32. Degree of elevation; descent.
  33. 33. To settle; fix; fall headlong; rise and fall.
  34. 34. To smear or fill with pitch.
  35. 35. To threw; toss; fix; fix the tone.

pitch - examples of usage

  1. The season must have been early spring or late autumn, for it was pitch- dark and very cold. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. It was now pitch- dark also, and he could but feel that his adventures in Mexico were beginning in a remarkably unpleasant manner. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. " You can keep nothing up to the pitch of a crisis. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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