Definition of Pitch

1. Noun. The property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration.


2. Verb. Throw or toss with a light motion. "The children pitch the ball"; "Toss me newspaper"
Exact synonyms: Flip, Sky, Toss
Generic synonyms: Fling
Specialized synonyms: Submarine, Lag, Throw Back, Toss Back
Derivative terms: Flip, Toss, Tosser

3. Noun. (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter.

4. Verb. Move abruptly. "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
Exact synonyms: Lurch, Shift
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Lurch, Lurch, Pitching, Shift

5. Noun. 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"

6. Verb. Fall or plunge forward. "The airplane is sure to pitch "; "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down

7. Noun. Promotion by means of an argument and demonstration.

8. Verb. Set to a certain pitch. "He pitched his voice very low"
Generic synonyms: Set

9. Noun. Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane. "The roof had a steep pitch"
Exact synonyms: Rake, Slant
Generic synonyms: Gradient, Slope
Specialized synonyms: Loft
Derivative terms: Slant, Slant, Slant

10. Verb. Sell or offer for sale from place to place. "Sam wants to pitch with Sue "

11. Noun. Any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue.
Exact synonyms: Tar
Generic synonyms: Bitumen
Specialized synonyms: Coal Tar
Derivative terms: Pitchy, Pitchy, Tar

12. Verb. Be at an angle. ; "The terrain sloped down"
Exact synonyms: Incline, Slope
Specialized synonyms: Ascend, Stoop, Fall, Climb, Dip
Generic synonyms: Angle, Lean, Slant, Tilt, Tip
Derivative terms: Inclination, Inclination, Inclination, Inclination, Incline, Incline, Slope, Slope

13. Noun. A high approach shot in golf.
Exact synonyms: Pitch Shot
Generic synonyms: Approach, Approach Shot

14. Verb. Heel over. "The ceiling is slanting"
Exact synonyms: Cant, Cant Over, Slant, Tilt
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Cock
Derivative terms: Cant, Cant, Slant, Tilt, Tilter

15. Noun. An all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump.
Exact synonyms: Auction Pitch
Generic synonyms: All Fours, High-low-jack

16. Verb. Erect and fasten. "Pitch a tent"
Exact synonyms: Set Up
Specialized synonyms: Camp, Camp Down
Generic synonyms: Erect, Rear

17. Noun. Abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance). "The pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
Exact synonyms: Lurch, Pitching
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Careen, Rock, Sway, Tilt
Category relationships: Ship
Derivative terms: Lurch

18. Verb. Throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball. "The pitcher delivered the ball"
Exact synonyms: Deliver
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Pitcher

19. Noun. The action or manner of throwing something. "His pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
Generic synonyms: Throw

20. Verb. Hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin.
Generic synonyms: Hit

21. Verb. Lead (a card) and establish the trump suit.
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Play

22. Verb. Set the level or character of. "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
Exact synonyms: Gear
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt
Specialized synonyms: Popularise, Popularize

Definition of Pitch

1. 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.

2. v. t. To cover over or smear with pitch.

3. 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.

4. v. i. To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.

5. n. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits.

6. n. 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.

Definition of Pitch

1. Noun. A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap. ¹

2. Noun. A dark, extremely viscous material remaining in still after distilling crude oil and tar. ¹

3. Noun. (baseball) The act of pitching a baseball. ¹

4. Noun. (sports) The field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or field hockey is played. ¹

5. Noun. An effort to sell or promote something. ¹

6. Noun. The distance between evenly spaced objects, e.g. the teeth of a saw, the turns of a screw thread, or letters in a monospace font. ¹

7. Noun. The angle at which an object sits. ¹

8. Noun. More specifically, the rotation angle about the transverse axis. ¹

9. Noun. A level or degree. ¹

10. Noun. (aviation) A measure of the degree to which an aircraft's nose tilts up or down. ¹

11. Noun. (aviation) A measure of the angle of attack of a propeller. ¹

12. Noun. (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel rotates on its athwartships axis, causing its bow and stern to go up and down. Compare with roll, yaw and heave. ¹

13. Noun. The place where a busker performs. ¹

14. Noun. An area in a market (or similar) allocated to a particular trader. ¹

15. Noun. An intensity. ¹

16. Noun. (climbing) A section of a climb or rock face; specifically, the climbing distance between belays or stances. ¹

17. Noun. (caving) A vertical cave passage, only negotiable by using rope or ladders. ¹

18. Noun. (context: now UK regional) A person or animal's height. ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) To throw. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive or intransitive baseball) To throw (the ball) toward home plate. ¹

21. Verb. (intransitive baseball) To play baseball in the position of pitcher. ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) To throw away; discard. ¹

23. Verb. (transitive) To promote, advertise, or attempt to sell. ¹

24. Verb. (transitive) To deliver in a certain tone or style, or with a certain audience in mind. ¹

25. Verb. (transitive) To assemble or erect (a tent). ¹

26. Verb. (ambitransitive aviation or nautical) To move so that the front of an aircraft or ship goes alternatively up and down. ¹

27. Verb. (transitive golf ) To play a short, high, lofty shot that lands with backspin. ¹

28. Verb. (intransitive cricket ) To bounce on the playing surface. ¹

29. Verb. (intransitive Bristol of snow) To settle and build up, without melting. ¹

30. Noun. (music) The perceived frequency of a sound or note. ¹

31. Noun. (music) In an a cappella group, the singer responsible for singing a note for the other members to tune themselves by. ¹

32. Verb. To produce a note of a given pitch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pitch

1. to throw [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: throw

Medical Definition of Pitch

1. 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway. 4. To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune. 5. To set or fix, as a price or value. Pitched battle, a general battle; a battle in which the hostile forces have fixed positions; in distinction from a skirmish. To pitch into, to attack; to assault; to abuse. Origin: OE. Picchen; akin to E. Pick, pike. 1. To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp. "Laban with his brethren pitched in the Mount of Gilead." 2. To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight. "The tree whereon they [the bees] pitch." (Mortimer) 3. To fix one's choise; with on or upon. "Pitch upon the best course of life, and custom will render it the more easy." (Tillotson) 4. To plunge or fall; especially, 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 and pay, an old aphorism which inculcates ready-money payment, or payment on delivery of goods. 1. 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. "He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith." (Ecclus. Xiii. 1) 2. See Pitchstone. Amboyna pitch, the resin of Dammara australis. See Kauri. Burgundy pitch. See Burgundy. Canada pitch, the resinous exudation of the hemlock tree (Abies Canadensis); hemlock gum. Jew's pitch, bitumen. Mineral pitch. See Bitumen and Asphalt. Pitch coal, a black homogeneous peat, with a waxy luster. Pitch pine, any one of several species of pine, yielding pitch, especially. The Pinus rigida of North America. Origin: OE. Pich, AS. Pic, L. Pix; akin to Gr. 1. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits. Pitch and toss, a game played by tossing up a coin, and calling "Heads or tails;" hence: To play pitch and toss with (anything), to be careless or trust to luck about it. "To play pitch and toss with the property of the country." . Pitch farthing. See Chuck farthing, under 5th Chuck. 2. That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled. 3. A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound. "Driven headlong from the pitch of heaven, down Into this deep." (Milton) "Enterprises of great pitch and moment." (Shak) "To lowest pitch of abject fortune." (Milton) "He lived when learning was at its highest pitch." (Addison) "The exact pitch, or limits, where temperance ends." (Sharp) 4. Height; stature. 5. A descent; a fall; a thrusting down. 6. 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. 7. 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. Musical tones with reference to absolute pitch, are named after the first seven letters of the alphabet; with reference to relative pitch, in a series of tones called the scale, they are called one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Eight is also one of a new scale an octave higher, as one is eight of a scale an octave lower. 8. The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out. 9. The distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; called also circular pitch. 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. The distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates. Concert pitch, the point of contact of the pitch lines of two gears, or of a rack and pinion, which work together. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitch

pitahayas
pitanga
pitapat
pitapats
pitapatted
pitapatting
pitara
pitarah
pitarahs
pitaras
pitas
pitavastatin
pitaya
pitayas
pitcairn island
pitch-black
pitch-dark
pitch-ore
pitch a fit
pitch a tent
pitch accent
pitch and putt
pitch angle
pitch angle scattering
pitch apple
pitch around
pitch black
pitch blackness

Literary usage of Pitch

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1. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"removed 1 and burnt when the discharge of pitch takes place. So much for this account. 2 The people of Mount Ida however say that, when they bark the stem ..."

2. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1897)
"The pitch found within the lake and also that outside have very much the same composition, and in all cases the pitch is fully saturated with moisture, ..."

3. Coal-tar and Ammonia by Georg Lunge (1916)
"the pitch readily solidifies in this part of its course, which does less harm when it takes place in a spout than in a pipe. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"The pitch of roofs has generally teen determined by two considerations taken together ; one, the amount of rainfall or snowfall which is to be expected ..."

5. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"removed 1 and burnt when the discharge of pitch takes place. So much for this account. 2 The people of Mount Ida however say that, when they bark the stem ..."

6. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1897)
"The pitch found within the lake and also that outside have very much the same composition, and in all cases the pitch is fully saturated with moisture, ..."

7. Coal-tar and Ammonia by Georg Lunge (1916)
"the pitch readily solidifies in this part of its course, which does less harm when it takes place in a spout than in a pipe. ..."

8. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"The pitch of roofs has generally teen determined by two considerations taken together ; one, the amount of rainfall or snowfall which is to be expected ..."

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