Definition of "Pit" :
noun: a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
noun: lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
noun: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
"A British term for quarry' is stone pit'."
noun: a trap in the form of a concealed hole
noun: (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
noun: (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
noun: an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
noun: (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
"A demon from the depths of the pit."
noun: a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
"They dug a pit to bury the body."
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
noun: a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
verb: remove the pits from
"Pit plums and cherries."
verb: set into opposition or rivalry
"Pit a chess player against the Russian champion."
verb: mark with a scar