Definitions of pitch

  1. To settle; to fall headlong; to plunge; to fall; to encamp; to rise and fall, as the head and stern of a ship.
  2. To settle.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
  6. To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune.
  7. To set or fix, as a price or value.
  8. To smear with boiled tar; throw or fling; cast headlong; set to a keynote; to fit, or set in order; fix in or on the ground; as, to pitch a tent.
  9. To smear with pitch.
  10. To pick or strike with a pike: to throw: to fix or set in array: to fix the tone.
  11. To smear or fill with pitch.
  12. To threw; toss; fix; fix the tone.
  13. To set the pitch of.
  14. To cover or treat with pitch.
  15. To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
  16. To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
  17. 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.
  18. To fix one's choise; - with on or upon.
  19. To settle; fall headlong; as, to pitch forward; encamp; rise and fall, as a ship; fix the choice: with upon.
  20. To settle, as something pitched: to come to rest from flight: to fall headlong: to fix the choice: to encamp: to rise and fall, as a ship.
  21. To settle; fix; fall headlong; rise and fall.
  22. heel over; " The tower is tilting"; " The ceiling is slanting"
  23. sell or offer for sale from place to place
  24. set to a certain pitch, as of an instrument or one's voice; " He pitched his voice very low"
  25. To throw; fall or plunge downward.
  26. To rise and fall alternately at the bow and stern, as a ship.
  27. To smear or pay over with pitch.
  28. To throw or thrust, primarily with a long pointed object; to fix; to plant; to throw at a point; to throw headlong; to throw with a fork; to set the key- note of a tune in music.
  29. To smear or cover with pitch; to blacken; to obscure.
  30. To fling or throw; to plant or set, as a camp or tent; to throw, as at a point; to cast forward; to ascertain by trial the key- note of a piece of music; to fix choice; to rise and fall, as a boat or ship on the water; to come to rest from flight; to plunge or fall headlong.
  31. ( baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
  32. the action or manner of throwing something; " his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
  33. the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  34. degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; " the roof had a steep pitch"
  35. promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
  36. any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
  37. 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"
  38. set to a certain pitch; " He pitched his voice very low"
  39. lead ( a card) and establish the trump suit
  40. hit ( a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
  41. throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; " The pitcher delivered the ball"
  42. erect and fasten; " pitch a tent"
  43. fall or plunge forward; " She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. See Pitchstone.
  47. To cover over or smear with pitch.
  48. Fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
  49. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits.
  50. That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
  51. A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.
  52. Height; stature.
  53. A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
  57. 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.
  58. The distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.
  59. The distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; - called also circular pitch.
  60. The solid black sticky substance obtained from boiled tar; a plunging forward or down; as, a headlong pitch from a rock; tossing motion, as of a ship in a storm; degree or rate; as, the highest pitch of excitement; slope; as, the pitch of a roof; the degree of a musical note, or the tone of a voice; distance between the centers of two gear teeth; the act or manner of throwing or tossing; a cast.
  61. The solid black shining substance obtained by boiling down common tar.
  62. Any point or degree of elevation or depression: degree: degree of slope: a descent: ( mus.) the height of a note: ( mech.) distance between the centres of two teeth.
  63. Black, sticky resin.
  64. Degree of elevation; descent.
  65. Point or degree of elevation.
  66. The degree of descent; slope, as of a roof.
  67. The highness or lowness of a tone.
  68. A toss; throw.
  69. A thick, sticky substance obtained from tar or turpentine; the resinous sap of pines.
  70. A thick black substance obtained by boiling down tar.
  71. Any point or degree of elevation; highest rise; size; stature; degree; rate; descent; slope; elevation of the key- note of a tune.
  72. The thick black substance obtained by boiling down common tar; the resinous juice of the pine or fir- tree.