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pitch


  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pitch  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pitch  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pitch  \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] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pitch  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pitch  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pitch  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dip  \Dip\,  n. 
  1.  The  action  of  dipping  or  plunging  for  a  moment  into  a 
  liquid.  ``The  dip  of  oars  in  unison.''  --Glover. 
 
  2.  Inclination  downward;  direction  below  a  horizontal  line 
  slope;  pitch. 
 
  3.  A  liquid,  as  a  sauce  or  gravy,  served  at  table  with  a 
  ladle  or  spoon.  [Local,  U.S.]  --Bartlett. 
 
  4.  A  dipped  candle.  [Colloq.]  --Marryat. 
 
  {Dip  of  the  horizon}  (Astron.),  the  angular  depression  of  the 
  seen  or  visible  horizon  below  the  true  or  natural  horizon; 
  the  angle  at  the  eye  of  an  observer  between  a  horizontal 
  line  and  a  tangent  drawn  from  the  eye  to  the  surface  of 
  the  ocean. 
 
  {Dip  of  the  needle},  or  {Magnetic  dip},  the  angle  formed,  in 
  a  vertical  plane,  by  a  freely  suspended  magnetic  needle, 
  or  the  line  of  magnetic  force,  with  a  horizontal  line  -- 
  called  also  {inclination}. 
 
  {Dip  of  a  stratum}  (Geol.),  its  greatest  angle  of  inclination 
  to  the  horizon,  or  that  of  a  line  perpendicular  to  its 
  direction  or  strike;  --  called  also  the  {pitch}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pitch 
  n  1:  the  property  of  sound  that  varies  with  variation  in  the 
  frequency  of  vibration 
  2:  the  throwing  of  a  baseball  by  a  pitcher  to  a  batter  [syn:  {delivery}] 
  3:  (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" 
  4:  promotion  by  means  of  an  argument  and  demonstration  [syn:  {sales 
  talk},  {sales  pitch}] 
  5:  degree  of  deviation  from  a  horizontal  plane:  "the  roof  had  a 
  steep  pitch"  [syn:  {rake},  {slant}] 
  6:  any  of  various  dark  heavy  viscid  substances  obtained  as  a 
  residue  [syn:  {tar}] 
  7:  a  high  approach  shot  in  golf  [syn:  {pitch  shot}] 
  8:  an  all-fours  game  in  which  the  first  card  led  is  a  trump 
  [syn:  {auction  pitch}] 
  9:  abrupt  up-and-down  motion  (as  caused  by  a  ship  or  other 
  conveyance);  "the  pitching  and  tossing  was  quite  exciting" 
  [syn:  {lurch},  {pitching}] 
  10:  the  action  or  manner  of  throwing  something  "his  pitch  fell 
  short  and  his  hat  landed  on  the  floor" 
  v  1:  throw  or  toss  with  a  light  motion;  "flip  me  the  beachball"; 
  "toss  me  newspaper"  [syn:  {flip},  {toss},  {sky}] 
  2:  move  abruptly  [syn:  {lurch},  {shift}] 
  3:  fall  forwards 
  4:  set  to  a  certain  pitch,  as  of  an  instrument  or  one's  voice; 
  "He  pitched  his  voice  very  low" 
  5:  sell  or  offer  for  sale  from  place  to  place  [syn:  {peddle},  {monger}, 
  {huckster},  {hawk},  {vend}] 
  6:  be  at  an  angle;  "The  terrain  sloped  down"  [syn:  {slope},  {incline}] 
  7:  heel  over  [syn:  {cant},  {cant  over},  {tilt},  {slant}] 
  8:  erect  and  fasten;  "pitch  a  tent"  [syn:  {set  up}] 
  9:  erect  and  fix  firmly  in  place  "They  pitched  the  roof  at  a 
  steep  slant" 
  10:  cause  to  be  at  a  particular  level;  "She  pitched  her 
  aspirations  too  high" 
  11:  set  the  level  or  character  of  "She  pitched  her  speech  to 
  the  teenagers  in  the  audience"  [syn:  {gear}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Pitch 
  (Gen.  6:14),  asphalt  or  bitumen  in  its  soft  state,  called 
  slime"  (Gen.  11:3;  14:10;  Ex  2:3),  found  in  pits  near  the  Dead 
  Sea  (q.v.).  It  was  used  for  various  purposes,  as  the  coating  of 
  the  outside  of  vessels  and  in  building.  Allusion  is  made  in  Isa. 
  34:9  to  its  inflammable  character.  (See  {SLIME}.) 
 




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