pit Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “pit” - Learner’s Dictionary

pit

noun [C]     /pɪt/
HOLE a large hole that has been dug in the groundCaves, cracks and crevicesHoles, hollows and dips
SEED US ( UK stone) a large, hard seed that grows inside some types of fruit and vegetablesFruits and seeds and their parts
COAL ( also US pit mine,   ) a place where coal is dug out from under the ground: Thousands of jobs were lost as more pits closed.Mining and quarrying
the pits UK ( US the pit) the place where racing cars stop to be repaired or filled with fuel during a raceMotor racing
be the pits informal to be very bad: Our hotel was the absolute pits.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for badInformal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality
(Definition of pit from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More