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Pitch

Pitch Meaning & Definition
Pitch Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Pitch?

[n] abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
[n] the action or manner of throwing something; "his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
[n] (baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
[n] an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump
[n] a high approach shot in golf
[n] the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
[n] degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"
[n] promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
[n] (British) 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"
[n] any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
[v] set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
[v] cause to be at a particular level; "She pitched her aspirations too high"
[v] set to a certain pitch, as of an instrument or one's voice; "He pitched his voice very low"
[v] erect and fix firmly in place; "They pitched the roof at a steep slant"
[v] throw or hurl, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball"
[v] throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"
[v] erect and fasten; "pitch a tent"
[v] move abruptly
[v] heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
[v] fall forwards
[v] be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
[v] sell or offer for sale from place to place

Synonyms | Synonyms for Pitch: auction pitch | cant | cant over | deliver | delivery | flip | gear | hawk | huckster | incline | lurch | lurch | monger | peddle | pitch shot | pitching | rake | sales pitch | sales talk | set up | shift | sky | slant | slant | slope | tar | tilt | toss | vend

Related Terms | Find terms related to Pitch: abuse | acme | address | AF | after-dinner speech | allocution | amount | angularity | apex | apogee | ascend | asphalt | assail | assault | assist | attack | audio frequency | ballyhoo | bank | base | belabor | belly buster | belly flop | belly whopper | bevel | bezel | bitumen | bivouac | blunder | bob | bobble | bowl | brow | buck off | build | build in | bung | caliber | camp | camp out | cannonball | cant | cap | capsize | careen | career | cascade | cast | cast up | catapult | cataract | chalk talk | change of pace | change-up | charcoal | chip in | choose | chuck | chunk | chute | classical pitch | climax | climb | cloud nine | coal | coggle | collapse | come a cropper | come down | compass | contribute | cooperate | crash | crash dive | crest | crow | crown | culmen | culmination | curve | cut | dangle | dart | dash | debate | declamation | decline | degree | depth | descend | determine | diatribe | dip | dip down | dive | down | 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plane | incurve | inflection | ink | install | interval | intonation | intonation pattern | invective | invest | jackknife | jeremiad | jerk | jet | jump on | keel | key | knuckleball | labor | lance | lash out at | lateral | lateral pass | launch | launching ramp | lay into | lay the foundation | lean | leaning | leaning tower | leap | let fly | level | librate | lift up | light into | limit | list | lob | lose altitude | low pitch | lurch | make heavy weather | mark | maximum | measure | meridian | modulation | monotone | monotony | mountaintop | move | name | ne plus ultra | new philharmonic pitch | night | no place higher | nominate | noon | nose dive | nose-dive | notch | note | nuance | nutate | opt for | oration | oscillate | outcurve | overtone | parachute | parachute jump | partial | partial tone | pas | pass | patter | peak | peg | pelt | pendulate | pep talk | period | peroration | persuasion | philharmonic pitch | philippic | philosophical pitch | pick | pinnacle | pitch accent | pitch and plunge | pitch and toss | pitch camp | pitch in | pitch into | pitchfork | pitchpole | place | plane | plant | plateau | plop | plummet | plump | plunge | plunk | point | pole | position | pounce | pounce on | pounce upon | pound | pour down | power dive | precipitate | prepared speech | prepared text | proportion | public speech | put | put in | put the shot | put up | rain | raise | raise aloft | raise up | rake | ramp | range | ratio | raven | reach | reading | rear | rear aloft | recital | recitation | reel | register | remove | resonate | retreat | ridge | rise | rock | roll | rough it | round | rung | running dive | sail into | sales pitch | sales talk | salutatory | salutatory address | say | scale | scarp | scend | scope | screed | screwball | seat | seethe | select | send | serve | service | set | set speech | set up | set upon | seventh heaven | shade | shadow | shake | shelve | shelving beach | shoot | shot-put | shy | side | sidle | sinker | skin-dive | sky | sky dive | sky-dive | slant | sleep out | slider | sling | sloe | slope | smoke | smut | snap | song and dance | soot | sound | space | speech | speech tune | speechification | speeching | spiel | spire | spitball | spitter | sprawl | spread-eagle | stagger | stair | stand upright | standard | standard pitch | stationary dive | steep slope | step | stiff climb | stint | stoop | struggle | stumble | summit | suprasegmental | swag | swan dive | sway | swing | swoop | swoop down | take a fall | take a header | take a pratfall | talk | talkathon | talus | tar | tent | thrash about | throw | tilt | tip | tip-top | tirade | tonality | tone | tonelessness | top | topple | topple down | topple over | toss | toss and tumble | toss and turn | totter | tower of Pisa | tread | trend downward | trip | tumble | tune | turn turtle | unhorse | unseat | upcurve | upend | upheave | uplift | upmost | upper extremity | uppermost | upraise | uprear | upright | uprise | utmost | vacillate | valediction | valedictory | valedictory address | vertex | very top | vest | vibrate | volutation | wag | waggle | wallop | wallow | wave | waver | welter | wobble | yaw | zenith

See Also | accommodate | adapt | all fours | angle | approach | approach shot | ascend | balk | ball | baseball | baseball game | beanball | beaner | bender | bitumen | breaking ball | bullet | camp | camp down | careen | change-of-pace | change-of-pace ball | change-up | climb | coal tar | cock | come down | concert pitch | curve | curve ball | deal | descend | dip | duster | erect | fall | fastball | fling | go down | gradient | heater | high frequency | high pitch | high-low-jack | hummer | international pitch | key | knuckleball | knuckler | lag | lay | lean | low frequency | low pitch | motility | motion | move | move | movement | off-speed pitch | packaging | philharmonic pitch | place | place | popularise | popularize | pose | position | position | promotion | promotional material | publicity | put | rear | rock | screwball | sell | set | set | sinker | slope | smoke | sound property | spitball | spitter | stoop | strike | strike out | submarine | submarine ball | submarine pitch | sway | throw | throw | throw back | tilt | tip | tone | toss back | trade | wild pitch

Pitch In Webster's Dictionary

\Pitch\, n. (Elec.) 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. {Pitch of poles} (Elec.), the distance between a pair of poles of opposite sign.
\Pitch\, n. [OE. pich, AS. pic, L. pix; akin to Gr. ?.] 1. 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. He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith. --Ecclus. xiii. 1. 2. (Geol.) See {Pitchstone}. {Amboyna pitch}, the resin of {Dammara australis}. See {Kauri}. {Burgundy pitch}. See under {Burgundy}. {Canada pitch}, the resinous exudation of the hemlock tree ({Abies Canadensis}); hemlock gum. {Jew's pitch}, bitumen. {Mineral pitch}. See {Bitumen} and {Asphalt}. {Pitch coal} (Min.), bituminous coal. {Pitch peat} (Min.), a black homogeneous peat, with a waxy luster. {Pitch pine} (Bot.), any one of several species of pine, yielding pitch, esp. the {Pinus rigida} of North America.
\Pitch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pitched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pitching}.] [See {Pitch}, n.] 1. To cover over or smear with pitch. --Gen. vi. 14. 2. Fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure. The welkin pitched with sullen could. --Addison.
\Pitch\, v. t. [OE. picchen; akin to E. pick, pike.] 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway. --Knight. 4. To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune. 5. To set or fix, as a price or value. [Obs.] --Shak. {Pitched battle}, a general battle; a battle in which the hostile forces have fixed positions; -- in distinction from a skirmish. {To pitch into}, to attack; to assault; to abuse. [Slang]
\Pitch\, v. i. 1. To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp. ``Laban with his brethren pitched in the Mount of Gilead.'' --Gen. xxxi. 25. 2. To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight. The tree whereon they [the bees] pitch. --Mortimer. 3. To fix one's choise; -- with on or upon. Pitch upon the best course of life, and custom will render it the more easy. --Tillotson. 4. 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. {Pitch and pay}, an old aphorism which inculcates ready-money payment, or payment on delivery of goods. --Shak.
\Pitch\, n. 1. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits. {Pitch and toss}, a game played by tossing up a coin, and calling ``Heads or tails;'' hence: {To play pitch and toss with (anything)}, to be careless or trust to luck about it. ``To play pitch and toss with the property of the country.'' --G. Eliot. {Pitch farthing}. See {Chuck farthing}, under 5th {Chuck}. 2. (Cricket) That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled. 3. A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound. Driven headlong from the pitch of heaven, down Into this deep. --Milton. Enterprises of great pitch and moment. --Shak. To lowest pitch of abject fortune. --Milton. He lived when learning was at its highest pitch. --Addison. The exact pitch, or limits, where temperance ends. --Sharp. 4. Height; stature. [Obs.] --Hudibras. 5. A descent; a fall; a thrusting down. 6. 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. 7. (Mus.) 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. Note: Musical tones with reference to absolute pitch, are named after the first seven letters of the alphabet; with reference to relative pitch, in a series of tones called the scale, they are called one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Eight is also one of a new scale an octave higher, as one is eight of a scale an octave lower. 8. (Mining) The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out. 9. (Mech.) (a) The distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; -- called also circular pitch. (b) 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. (c) The distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates. {Concert pitch} (Mus.), the standard of pitch used by orchestras, as in concerts, etc. {Diametral pitch} (Gearing), the distance which bears the same relation to the pitch proper, or circular pitch, that the diameter of a circle bears to its circumference; it is sometimes described by the number expressing the quotient obtained by dividing the number of teeth in a wheel by the diameter of its pitch circle in inches; as, 4 pitch, 8 pitch, etc. {Pitch chain}, a chain, as one made of metallic plates, adapted for working with a sprocket wheel. {Pitch line}, or {Pitch circle} (Gearing), an ideal line, in a toothed gear or rack, bearing such a relation to a corresponding line in another gear, with which the former works, that the two lines will have a common velocity as in rolling contact; it usually cuts the teeth at about the middle of their height, and, in a circular gear, is a circle concentric with the axis of the gear; the line, or circle, on which the pitch of teeth is measured. {Pitch of a roof} (Arch.), the inclination or slope of the sides expressed by the height in parts of the span; as, one half pitch; whole pitch; or by the height in parts of the half span, especially among engineers; or by degrees, as a pitch of 30[deg], of 45[deg], etc.; or by the rise and run, that is, the ratio of the height to the half span; as, a pitch of six rise to ten run. Equilateral pitch is where the two sloping sides with the span form an equilateral triangle. {Pitch of a plane} (Carp.), the slant of the cutting iron. {Pitch pipe}, a wind instrument used by choristers in regulating the pitch of a tune. {Pitch point} (Gearing), the point of contact of the pitch lines of two gears, or of a rack and pinion, which work together.

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