Adjective "Pit" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Pit


    Definition:

    noun

    1. a naturally formed or excavated hole or cavity in the ground: pits caused by erosion; clay pits.

    2. a covered or concealed excavation in the ground, serving as a trap.

    3. Mining. an excavation made in exploring for or removing a mineral deposit, as by open-cut methods. the shaft of a coal mine. the mine itself.

    4. the abode of evil spirits and lost souls; hell: an evil inspiration from the pit.

    5. the pits, Slang. an extremely unpleasant, boring, or depressing place, conditio

    Origin:
    pit