pitch (Meaning)

Wordnet

pitch (n)

the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration

(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)

promotion by means of an argument and demonstration

degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue

a sports field with predetermined dimensions for playing soccer

a high approach shot in golf

an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump

abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

the action or manner of throwing something

Wordnet

pitch (v)

throw or toss with a light motion

move abruptly

fall or plunge forward

set to a certain pitch

sell or offer for sale from place to place

be at an angle

heel over

erect and fasten

throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball

hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin

lead (a card) and establish the trump suit

set the level or character of

Webster

pitch (n.)

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.

See Pitchstone.

To cover over or smear with pitch.

Fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure.

A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits.

That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.

A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.

Height; stature.

A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.

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.

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.

The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.

The distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; -- called also circular pitch.

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.

The distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.

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.

Webster

pitch (v. t.)

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.

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.

To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.

To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune.

To set or fix, as a price or value.

Webster

pitch (v. i.)

To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.

To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.

To fix one's choise; -- with on or upon.

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.

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pitch Sentence Examples

  1. The musician adjusted the guitar's pitch to match the singer's voice.
  2. The baseball pitcher threw the ball with perfect precision and a deceptive pitch.
  3. The roof's steep pitch made it difficult to climb.
  4. The author's writing reached a high pitch of intensity in the climactic scene.
  5. The sales pitch failed to convince the customer due to its overzealousness.
  6. The sales target was unattainable despite all the pitches made by the sales team.
  7. The roofers used tar to seal the pitch of the house.
  8. The tent had a high pitch that allowed for ample headroom.
  9. The scream pierced the night with a chilling pitch.
  10. The choir sang with a beautiful blend of pitch and harmony.

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The musician adjusted the guitar's pitch to match the singer's voice.

The baseball pitcher threw the ball with perfect precision and a deceptive pitch.

The roof's steep pitch made it difficult to climb.

The author's writing reached a high pitch of intensity in the climactic scene.