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Etymology 1

From Middle English pic, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] pix.

Noun

Singular
pitch

Plural
es

pitch (es)
  1. A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap.
    It is hard to get this pitch off of my hand.
  2. A dark, extremely viscous material remaining in still after distilling crude oil and tar.
    They put pitch on the mast to protect it. The barrel was sealed with pitch.
    It was pitch black because there was no moon.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English pitch (to thrust in, fasten, settle), from Old English

Noun

Singular
pitch

Plural
es

pitch (es)
  1. (baseball) The act of pitching a baseball.
    The pitch was low and inside.
  2. (sports) The field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or field hockey is played.
    The teams met on the pitch.
  3. An effort to sell or promote something.
    He gave me a sales pitch.
  4. The distance between evenly spaced objects, e.g. the teeth of a saw or letters in a monospace font.
    The pitch of pixels on the point scale is 72 pixels per inch.
    The pitch of this saw is perfect for that type of wood.
  5. The angle at which an object sits.
    The pitch of the roof or haystack, the propellor blades' pitch
  6. More specifically, the rotation angle about the transverse axis.
  7. (aviation) A measure of the degree to which an aircraft's nose tilts up or down. Also a measure of the angle of attack of a propeller.
    The pitch of an aircraft
  8. (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel rotates on its athwartships axis, causing its bow and stern to go up and down. Compare with roll, yaw and heave.
  9. The place where a busker performs is called their pitch.
  10. An intensity.
  11. (climbing) A section of a climb or rock face; specifically, the climbing distance between belays or stances.
  12. (caving) A vertical cave passage, only negotiable by using rope or ladders.
    The entrance pitch requires 30 metres of rope.
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Verb

Infinitive
to pitch

Third person singular
pitch

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to pitch (third-person singular simple present pitch, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To throw.
    He pitched the horseshoe.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To throw (the ball) toward home plate.
    (transitive) The hurler pitched a curveball.
    (intransitive) He pitched high and inside.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To play baseball in the position of pitcher.
    Bob pitches today.
  4. (transitive) To throw away; discard.
    He pitched the candy wrapper.
  5. (transitive) To promote, advertise, or attempt to sell.
    He pitched the idea for months with no takers.
  6. (transitive) To assemble or erect (a tent).
    Pitch the tent over there.
  7. (aviation or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To move so that the front of an aircraft or ship goes alternatively up and down.
    (transitive) The typhoon pitched the deck of the ship.
    (intransitive) The airplane pitched.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To play a short, high, lofty shot that lands with backspin.
    The only way to get on the green from here is to pitch the ball over the bunker.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To bounce on the playing surface.
    The ball pitched well short of the batsman.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To settle and build up, without melting.
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Etymology 3

Unknown

Noun

Singular
pitch

Plural
es

pitch (es)
  1. (music) The perceived frequency of a sound or note.
    The pitch of middle "C" is familiar to many musicians.
  2. (music) In an a cappella group, the singer responsible for singing a note for the other members to tune themselves by.
    Bob, our pitch, let out a clear middle "C" and our conductor gave the signal to start.
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese (in collaborazione con Oxford University Press). Edited by Maria Cristina Bareggi. Torino: Paravia, 2003. ISBN 8839551107. Online version here

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