Pitch Definition

pĭch
pitched, pitches, pitching
noun
pitches
Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
American Heritage
Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
American Heritage
A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
American Heritage
Any of various synthetic substances having pitchlike properties.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of pitching.
American Heritage
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verb
pitched, pitches, pitching
To encamp.
Webster's New World
To throw, usually with careful aim.
American Heritage
To smear or cover with pitch.
American Heritage
To take up one's position; settle.
Webster's New World
To hurl or toss anything, as hay, a baseball, etc.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
razedestroy
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idiom
in there pitching
  • working hard and enthusiastically
Webster's New World
make a pitch for
  • to speak in favor or promotion of
Webster's New World
pitch in
  • to set to work energetically
  • to make a contribution
Webster's New World
pitch into
  • to attack physically or verbally
  • to set to work on energetically
Webster's New World
pitch on
  • to select; decide on
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pitch

Noun

Singular:
pitch
Plural:
pitches

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Pitch

Origin of Pitch

  • Middle English pich from Old English pic and from Anglo-Norman piche both from Latin pix pic-

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English pichen probably from Old English piccean causative of *pīcian to prick

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English piÄ‹, from Latin pÄ«x. Cognate with Dutch pek, German Pech.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English pitch (“to thrust in, fasten, settle"), from Old English

    From Wiktionary

  • Unknown

    From Wiktionary

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