Meaning of PITCH in English


noun height; stature.

2. pitch ·noun to cover over or smear with pitch.

3. pitch ·noun a descent; a fall; a thrusting down.

4. pitch ·vt to set or fix, as a price or value.

5. pitch ·noun ·see pitchstone.

6. pitch ·vi to fix one's choise;

— with on or upon.

7. pitch ·vt to fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune.

8. pitch ·noun that point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.

9. pitch ·noun the limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.

10. pitch ·noun the distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.

11. pitch ·vi to fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.

12. pitch ·noun a throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits.

13. pitch ·vt to set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.

14. pitch ·noun fig.: to darken; to blacken; to obscure.

15. pitch ·vi to light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.

xvi. pitch ·noun a point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.

xvii. pitch ·noun the distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line;

— called also circular pitch.

xviii. pitch ·noun 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.

xix. pitch ·noun 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.

xx. pitch ·vi 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.

xxi. pitch ·noun 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.

xxii. pitch ·noun 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.

xxiii. pitch ·vt 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.

xxiv. pitch ·vt 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.

xxv. pitch ·add. ·noun 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.

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