The definition of a pit is a hole in the ground, or the hard stone in a fruit that contains the seed.(noun)
To pit is defined as to set in competition against someone or something.(verb)
An example of to pit is to turn someone against her best friend.
See pit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE pytt < early WGmc & NGmc *puttia (> ON pyttr, Ger pfütze) < L puteus, well, prob. < IE base *pēu-, to chop, cut > L pavire, to beat, strike
See pit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English pytt
Origin: , ultimately from Latin puteus, well; see pau-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: , from Middle Dutch.
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