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Definitions of pitch

  1. an all- fours game in which the first card led is a trump
  2. heel over; " The tower is tilting"; " The ceiling is slanting"
  3. move sideways or in an unsteady way, as of a ship or a vehicle out of control
  4. ( baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
  5. throw or toss with a light motion; " flip me the beachball"; " toss me newspaper"
  6. set the level or character of; " She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
  7. sell or offer for sale from place to place
  8. be at an angle; " The terrain sloped down"
  9. abrupt up- and- down motion ( as caused by a ship or other conveyance); " the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
  10. the action or manner of throwing something; " his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
  11. a high approach shot in golf
  12. the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  13. degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; " the roof had a steep pitch"
  14. promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
  15. ( 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"
  16. set to a certain pitch, as of an instrument or one's voice; " He pitched his voice very low"
  17. any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
  18. 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"
  19. set to a certain pitch; " He pitched his voice very low"
  20. lead ( a card) and establish the trump suit
  21. hit ( a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
  22. throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; " The pitcher delivered the ball"
  23. erect and fasten; " pitch a tent"
  24. fall or plunge forward; " She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. See Pitchstone.
  28. To cover over or smear with pitch.
  29. Fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
  33. To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune.
  34. To set or fix, as a price or value.
  35. To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
  36. To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
  37. 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.
  38. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits.
  39. That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
  40. A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.
  41. Height; stature.
  42. A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
  46. 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.
  47. The distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.
  48. To settle.
  49. To fix one's choise; - with on or upon.
  50. The distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; - called also circular pitch.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. To settle; fall headlong; as, to pitch forward; encamp; rise and fall, as a ship; fix the choice: with upon.
  54. A resinous substance obtained from tar after the volatile substances have been expelled by boiling. See pix.
  55. The solid black shining substance obtained by boiling down common tar.
  56. To smear with pitch.
  57. To pick or strike with a pike: to throw: to fix or set in array: to fix the tone.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. Black, sticky resin.
  61. Degree of elevation; descent.
  62. To settle; fix; fall headlong; rise and fall.
  63. To smear or fill with pitch.
  64. To threw; toss; fix; fix the tone.
  65. To toss; throw.
  66. To fix or arrange, as a tent.
  67. To set the pitch of.
  68. To throw; fall or plunge downward.
  69. To rise and fall alternately at the bow and stern, as a ship.
  70. To cover or treat with pitch.
  71. Point or degree of elevation.
  72. The degree of descent; slope, as of a roof.
  73. The highness or lowness of a tone.
  74. A toss; throw.
  75. A thick, sticky substance obtained from tar or turpentine; the resinous sap of pines.
  76. A thick black substance obtained by boiling down tar.
  77. Any point or degree of elevation; highest rise; size; stature; degree; rate; descent; slope; elevation of the key- note of a tune.
  78. To smear or pay over with pitch.
  79. 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.
  80. To settle; to fall headlong; to plunge; to fall; to encamp; to rise and fall, as the head and stern of a ship.
  81. The thick black substance obtained by boiling down common tar; the resinous juice of the pine or fir- tree.
  82. To smear or cover with pitch; to blacken; to obscure.
  83. Any degree of elevation or slope; slope or declivity, as of a hill or roof; a fall or throw; a throw at a point; a casting forward or down; the degree of acuteness or graveness of a sound, generally musical; degree; position; in mech., the distance between centres, as between two adjacent teeth of gearing.
  84. 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.
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Quotes of pitch

  1. If I get two strikes, I'll go to a pitch maybe that will help induce that a little bit. – Roger Clemens
  2. I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no hit game. – Bob Feller
  3. What I always do is just look at the players, look at the best 11 they can put on the pitch – Alan Hansen
  4. Eloquence, at its highest pitch leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding. – David Hume
  5. Learn what pitch you can hit good; then wait for that pitch – Willie Keeler
  6. I think I work harder on the pitch I cover more ground and my passing is more accurate. – Frank Lampard
  7. The role seemed to demand that I keep myself worked up to fever pitch so I took on the actual attributes of the horrible vampire, Dracula. – Bela Lugosi
  8. Think of color, pitch loudness, heaviness, and hotness. Each is the topic of a branch of physics. – Benoit Mandelbrot
  9. God makes me play well. That is why I always make the sign of a cross when I walk out on to the pitch I feel I would be betraying him if I didn't. – Diego Maradona
  10. The number of strokes to the inch controls the pitch of the note: the more, the higher the pitch the fewer, the lower the pitch the size of the stroke controls the loudness... the tone quality is the most difficult element to control, it is made by the shape of the strokes. – Norman McLaren
  11. Yeah I think Pitch Black was edgy, I think that's what worked for our film. – Radha Mitchell
  12. When I follow the finals of the European Cups, I look at all the aspects surrounding protocol, to get some ideas. I am interested in personalities, sponsors and the stands. But as soon as the whistle goes, it's all on the pitch – Michel Patini
  13. Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I'm scared to death. – Curt Schilling
  14. Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist. – Alfred Sisley
  15. Win or lose, I've been fortunate to be able to pitch deep enough into games to get decisions. – Dontrelle Willis

Usage examples for pitch

  1. As Charles looked he saw him pitch suddenly forward out of sight and heard a heavy fall. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. Herbert answered: " It must be a mistake, I think; here's Crickledon says he had a warning before dawn and managed to move most of his things, and the people over there must have been awakened by the row in time to get off" " I can't hear a word you say;" Van Diemen tried to pitch his voice higher than the wind. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Her answer was an actual cry, and yet it reached no higher pitch than his own intense whisper. – "Le Monsieur De La Petite Dame" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  4. And I didn't see anything, for the simple reason that the room was as dark as pitch – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  5. High Pitch and Low Pitch are only relative terms. – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education
  6. He'll be here at seven, and mind you pitch it him strong about the show. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  7. To be sure, the good- byes were a little hurriedly spoken, and the voices were at a little higher pitch than was usual; and when the doctor had gone, Keith and his father went at once upstairs to the studio and shut the door. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  8. The season must have been early spring or late autumn, for it was pitch dark and very cold. – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  9. The pitch of the captain's voice had altered. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  10. But even when the pony had ceased to pitch Pete dared not go back for it. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  11. " Oh, I taught her to pitch myself. – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  12. If they get a big lead, Grant may pitch it through and win. – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  13. The fire is pitch or oil, or something that could be made to flame up quickly. – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  14. She could see nothing: the night was dark as pitch – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. And will she not drop pitch on my head? – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  16. One of them said to me, " He thinks he is holy, but if you could see the inside of him, you would find it black as pitch – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  17. And the author exclaimed: " Pradel, my dear boy, just pitch all those people into the street." – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  18. He can pitch all your thousands after his own, if he thinks proper. – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  19. Was it not to be expected that they should pitch upon this new servant as the best person with whom to deceive Nick. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  20. They sat in silence, for the noise was now so great that it was difficult to hear voices, unless when they were raised to a high pitch – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne

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