Associations to the word «Pitch»


PITCH, noun. A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap.
PITCH, noun. A dark, extremely viscous material remaining in still after distilling crude oil and tar.
PITCH, noun. (geology) pitchstone
PITCH, verb. To cover or smear with pitch.
PITCH, verb. To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
PITCH, noun. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand.
PITCH, noun. ​(baseball) The act of pitching a baseball.
PITCH, noun. (sports) The field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or field hockey is played. In cricket, the pitch is in the centre of the field; see cricket pitch.
PITCH, noun. An effort to sell or promote something.
PITCH, 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.
PITCH, noun. The angle at which an object sits.
PITCH, noun. More specifically, the rotation angle about the transverse axis.
PITCH, noun. A level or degree.
PITCH, noun. (aviation) A measure of the degree to which an aircraft's nose tilts up or down.
PITCH, noun. (aviation) A measure of the angle of attack of a propeller.
PITCH, 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.
PITCH, noun. The place where a busker performs.
PITCH, noun. An area in a market (or similar) allocated to a particular trader.
PITCH, noun. A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.
PITCH, noun. (climbing) A section of a climb or rock face; specifically, the climbing distance between belays or stances.
PITCH, noun. (caving) A vertical cave passage, only negotiable by using rope or ladders.
PITCH, noun. (now UK regional) A person or animal's height.
PITCH, noun. That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
PITCH, noun. A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.
PITCH, noun. The point where a declivity begins; hence, the declivity itself; a descending slope; the degree or rate of descent or slope; slant.
PITCH, noun. (mining) The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
PITCH, noun. (engineering) The distance from centre to centre of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; called also circular pitch.
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.
PITCH, noun. The distance between the centres of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.
PITCH, verb. ​(transitive) To throw.
PITCH, verb. ​(transitive or intransitive) (baseball) To throw (the ball) toward home plate.
PITCH, verb. (intransitive) (baseball) To play baseball in the position of pitcher.
PITCH, verb. (transitive) To throw away; discard.
PITCH, verb. (transitive) To promote, advertise, or attempt to sell.
PITCH, verb. (transitive) To deliver in a certain tone or style, or with a certain audience in mind.
PITCH, verb. (transitive) To assemble or erect (a tent).
PITCH, verb. (intransitive) To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
PITCH, verb. (ambitransitive) (aviation or nautical) To move so that the front of an aircraft or ship goes alternatively up and down.
PITCH, verb. (transitive) (golf) To play a short, high, lofty shot that lands with backspin.
PITCH, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) To bounce on the playing surface.
PITCH, verb. (intransitive) (Bristol) (of snow) To settle and build up, without melting.
PITCH, verb. To alight; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
PITCH, verb. To fix one's choice; with on or upon.
PITCH, verb. To plunge or fall; especially, to fall forward; to decline or slope.
PITCH, verb. To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
PITCH, verb. To set or fix, as a price or value.
PITCH, verb. (transitive) (card games) (slang) To discard a card for some gain.
PITCH, noun. (music) The perceived frequency of a sound or note.
PITCH, noun. (music) In an a cappella group, the singer responsible for singing a note for the other members to tune themselves by.
PITCH, verb. To produce a note of a given pitch.
PITCH, verb. (transitive) To fix or set the tone of.
PITCH A FIT, verb. (idiomatic) To become angry, enraged, or upset; to act or react with an outburst, as by shouting, swearing, etc.
PITCH A TENT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see to pitch a tent.
PITCH A TENT, verb. (idiomatic) (slang) To have an erection that shows through the trousers.
PITCH ACCENT, noun. (linguistics) A term of convenience for a variety of restricted tone systems that use variations in pitch to give prominence to a syllable or mora within a word. The placement of this tone or the way it is realized can give different meanings to otherwise similar words.
PITCH AND PUTT, noun. An amateur sport derived from golf, but on a smaller scale.
PITCH AND TOSS, noun. A game played by tossing a coin and calling heads or tails.
PITCH AND TOSS, noun. (figurative) Careless treatment of something, or trusting to luck about it.
PITCH AROUND, verb. (transitive) (baseball) To intentionally throw pitches which are slightly out of the strike zone, hoping that the batter will swing wildly at a pitch, but assuming that you will walk him
PITCH CLASS, noun. (music) An equivalence class of all pitches that are octaves apart, and which would be labeled by an integer, not a traditional letter name.
PITCH CLASSES, noun. Plural of pitch class
PITCH COAL, noun. Bituminous coal
PITCH COUNT, noun. (baseball) The number of throws that a pitcher has delivered in a game.
PITCH COUNTS, noun. Plural of pitch count
PITCH DARK, adjective. Alternative spelling of pitch-dark
PITCH GAME, noun. (blackjack) A game dealt from a maximum of two decks, without the use of a shoe.
PITCH GAMES, noun. Plural of pitch game
PITCH IN, verb. (idiomatic) To help out; lend assistance; contribute; to do one's part.
PITCH INTO, verb. (slang) To attack; to assault; to abuse.
PITCH INVASION, noun. An occurrence where spectators at a sports match rush onto the field, especially in celebration or protest.
PITCH MARK, noun. (golf) An indentation caused by a golf ball hitting the ground in golf.
PITCH OUT, noun. (baseball) A pitch which was intentionally thrown outside to the catcher who stands up with the pitch for the purpose of enabling the catcher to throw out a runner.
PITCH OUT, verb. (baseball) (intransitive) To intentionally throw the ball outside to the catcher who stands up with the pitch for the purpose of enabling the catcher to throw out a runner
PITCH PEAT, noun. A black homogeneous peat with a waxy lustre.
PITCH PERFECT, adjective. Alternative form of pitch-perfect
PITCH PINE, noun. Any of various pine trees from which pitch can be obtain, or which have very resinous wood.
PITCH PINES, noun. Plural of pitch pine
PITCH PIPE, noun. A device much like a harmonica, used to supply a sought pitch.
PITCH SIMULTANEITY, noun. Any two or more pitches or pitch classes all of which occur simultaneously, or at the same time. May be thought of as a more general term for any possible chord. Any chord progression or harmonic progression is then a simultaneity succession, though not all simultaneity successions are harmonic progressions and not all simultaneities are chords.
PITCH UP, verb. To arrive; to turn up.
PITCH UPON, verb. To choose, to pick, to fix one's choice on something or someone.
PITCH WOO, verb. (antiquated) to court
PITCH WOO, verb. To make love
PITCH WOO, verb. To flatter

Dictionary definition

PITCH, noun. The property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration.
PITCH, noun. (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter.
PITCH, 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".
PITCH, noun. Promotion by means of an argument and demonstration.
PITCH, noun. Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch".
PITCH, noun. Any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue.
PITCH, noun. A high approach shot in golf.
PITCH, noun. An all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump.
PITCH, noun. Abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting".
PITCH, noun. The action or manner of throwing something; "his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor".
PITCH, verb. Throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper".
PITCH, verb. Move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left".
PITCH, verb. Fall or plunge forward; "She pitched over the railing of the balcony".
PITCH, verb. Set to a certain pitch; "He pitched his voice very low".
PITCH, verb. Sell or offer for sale from place to place.
PITCH, verb. Be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down".
PITCH, verb. Heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting".
PITCH, verb. Erect and fasten; "pitch a tent".
PITCH, verb. Throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball".
PITCH, verb. Hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin.
PITCH, verb. Lead (a card) and establish the trump suit.
PITCH, verb. Set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy