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Field vs. Pitch

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Fieldnoun

A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.

‘There are several species of wild flowers growing in this field.’;

Pitchnoun

A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap.

‘It is hard to get this pitch off my hand.’;

Fieldnoun

The open country near or belonging to a town or city.

Pitchnoun

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.’;

Fieldnoun

A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals.

‘There were some cows grazing in a field.’; ‘A crop circle was made in a corn field.’;

Pitchnoun

(geology) Pitchstone.

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Fieldnoun

(geology) A region containing a particular mineral.

‘oil field;’; ‘gold field’;

Pitchnoun

A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand.

‘a good pitch in quoits’;

Fieldnoun

A place where competitive matches are carried out.

Pitchnoun

(baseball) The act of pitching a baseball.

‘The pitch was low and inside.’;

Fieldnoun

A place where a battle is fought; a battlefield.

Pitchnoun

(sports) The field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or field hockey is played. (In cricket, the pitch is in the centre of the field; see cricket pitch.) Not used in America, where "field" is the preferred word.

‘The teams met on the pitch.’;

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Fieldnoun

An area reserved for playing a game or race with one’s physical force.

‘soccer field’; ‘Substitutes are only allowed onto the field after their boots are checked.’;

Pitchnoun

An effort to sell or promote something.

‘He gave me a sales pitch.’;

Fieldnoun

A place where competitive matches are carried out with figures, playing field, in a boardgame or in a computer game.

Pitchnoun

The distance between evenly spaced objects, e.g. the teeth of a saw or gear, the turns of a screw thread, the centres of holes, 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.’; ‘A helical scan with a pitch of zero is equivalent to constant z-axis scanning.’;

Fieldnoun

A competitive situation, circumstances in which one faces conflicting moves of rivals.

Pitchnoun

The angle at which an object sits.

‘the pitch of the roof or haystack’;

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Fieldnoun

(metonymically) All of the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or all except the favourites in the betting.

‘This racehorse is the strongest in a weak field.’;

Pitchnoun

A level or degree, or (by extension), a peak or highest degree.

Fieldnoun

Any of various figurative meanings, regularly dead metaphors.

Pitchnoun

The rotation angle about the transverse axis.

Fieldnoun

(physics) A physical phenomenon (such as force, potential or fluid velocity) that pervades a region; a mathematical model of such a phenomenon that associates each point and time with a scalar, vector or tensor quantity.

‘magnetic field;’; ‘gravitational field;’; ‘scalar field’;

Pitchnoun

The degree to which a vehicle, especially a ship or aircraft, rotates on such an axis, tilting its bow or nose up or down. Compare with roll, yaw, and heave.

‘the pitch of an aircraft’;

Fieldnoun

Any of certain structures serving cognition.

Pitchnoun

(aviation) A measure of the angle of attack of a propeller.

‘The propeller blades' pitch went to zero as the engine was feathered.’;

Fieldnoun

A physical or virtual location for the input of information in the form of symbols.

Pitchnoun

The place where a busker performs.

Fieldverb

To intercept or catch (a ball) and play it.

Pitchnoun

An area in a market (or similar) allocated to a particular trader.

Fieldverb

To be the team catching and throwing the ball, as opposed to hitting it.

‘The blue team are fielding first, while the reds are batting.’;

Pitchnoun

An area on a campsite intended for occupation by a single tent, caravan or similar.

Fieldverb

To place (a team) in a game.

‘The away team fielded two new players and the second-choice goalkeeper.’;

Pitchnoun

A point or peak; the extreme point of elevation or depression.

Fieldverb

(transitive) To answer; to address.

‘She will field questions immediately after her presentation.’;

Pitchnoun

(climbing) A section of a climb or rock face; specifically, the climbing distance between belays or stances.

Fieldverb

(transitive) To defeat.

‘They fielded a fearsome army.’;

Pitchnoun

(caving) A vertical cave passage, only negotiable by using rope or ladders.

‘The entrance pitch requires 30 metres of rope.’;

Fieldverb

(transitive) To execute research (in the field).

‘He fielded the marketing survey about the upcoming product.’;

Pitchnoun

A person or animal's height.

Fieldverb

To deploy in the field.

‘to field a new land-mine detector’;

Pitchnoun

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

Fieldnoun

Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.

Pitchnoun

A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.

Fieldnoun

A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.

‘Fields which promise corn and wine.’;

Pitchnoun

The point where a declivity begins; hence, the declivity itself; a descending slope; the degree or rate of descent or slope; slant.

‘a steep pitch in the road;’; ‘the pitch of a roof’;

Fieldnoun

A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.

‘In this glorious and well-foughten field.’; ‘What though the field be lost?’;

Pitchnoun

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

Fieldnoun

An open space; an extent; an expanse.

‘Without covering, save yon field of stars.’; ‘Ask of yonder argent fields above.’;

Pitchnoun

The perceived frequency of a sound or note.

‘The pitch of middle "C" is familiar to many musicians.’;

Fieldnoun

The whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented as gules (red), while the fess is argent (silver).

Pitchnoun

(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.’;

Fieldnoun

An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.

‘Afforded a clear field for moral experiments.’;

Pitchverb

To cover or smear with pitch.

Fieldnoun

A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.

Pitchverb

To darken; to blacken; to obscure.

Fieldnoun

That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; - called also outfield.

Pitchverb

(transitive) To throw.

‘He pitched the horseshoe.’;

Fieldverb

To take the field.

Pitchverb

To throw (the ball) toward a batter at home plate.

Fieldverb

To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.

Pitchverb

To play baseball in the position of pitcher.

‘Bob pitches today.’;

Fieldverb

To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder.

Pitchverb

(transitive) To throw away; discard.

‘He pitched the candy wrapper.’;

Fieldnoun

a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed;

‘he planted a field of wheat’;

Pitchverb

(transitive) To promote, advertise, or attempt to sell.

‘He pitched the idea for months with no takers.’;

Fieldnoun

a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought;

‘they made a tour of Civil War battlefields’;

Pitchverb

(transitive) To deliver in a certain tone or style, or with a certain audience in mind.

‘At which level should I pitch my presentation?’;

Fieldnoun

somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected;

‘anthropologists do much of their work in the field’;

Pitchverb

(transitive) To assemble or erect (a tent).

‘Pitch the tent over there.’;

Fieldnoun

a branch of knowledge;

‘in what discipline is his doctorate?’; ‘teachers should be well trained in their subject’; ‘anthropology is the study of human beings’;

Pitchverb

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

Fieldnoun

the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it

Pitchverb

To move so that the front of an aircraft or ship goes alternatively up and down.

Fieldnoun

a particular kind of commercial enterprise;

‘they are outstanding in their field’;

Pitchverb

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.’;

Fieldnoun

a particular environment or walk of life;

‘his social sphere is limited’; ‘it was a closed area of employment’; ‘he's out of my orbit’;

Pitchverb

To bounce on the playing surface.

‘The ball pitched well short of the batsman.’;

Fieldnoun

a piece of land prepared for playing a game;

‘the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field’;

Pitchverb

To settle and build up, without melting.

Fieldnoun

extensive tract of level open land;

‘they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain’; ‘he longed for the fields of his youth’;

Pitchverb

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

Fieldnoun

(mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1;

‘the set of all rational numbers is a field’;

Pitchverb

(with on or upon) To fix one's choice.

Fieldnoun

a region in which active military operations are in progress;

‘the army was in the field awaiting action’; ‘he served in the Vietnam theater for three years’;

Pitchverb

(intransitive) To plunge or fall; especially, to fall forward; to decline or slope.

‘to pitch from a precipice’; ‘The field pitches toward the east.’;

Fieldnoun

all of the horses in a particular horse race

Pitchverb

To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones.

Fieldnoun

all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

Pitchverb

To set or fix.

Fieldnoun

a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found;

‘the diamond fields of South Africa’;

Pitchverb

To discard for some gain.

Fieldnoun

(computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information

Pitchverb

(intransitive) To produce a note of a given pitch.

Fieldnoun

the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)

Pitchverb

(transitive) To fix or set the tone of.

Fieldnoun

a place where planes take off and land

Pitchnoun

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.’;

Fieldverb

catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket

Pitchnoun

See Pitchstone.

Fieldverb

play as a fielder

Pitchnoun

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

Fieldverb

answer adequately or successfully;

‘The lawyer fielded all questions from the press’;

Pitchnoun

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

Fieldverb

select (a team or individual player) for a game;

‘The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl’;

Pitchnoun

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, downInto this deep.’; ‘Enterprises of great pitch and moment.’; ‘To lowest pitch of abject fortune.’; ‘He lived when learning was at its highest pitch.’; ‘The exact pitch, or limits, where temperance ends.’;

Pitchnoun

Height; stature.

Pitchnoun

A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.

Pitchnoun

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.

Pitchnoun

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.

Pitchnoun

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

Pitchnoun

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

Pitchnoun

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.

Pitchverb

To cover over or smear with pitch.

Pitchverb

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

‘The welkin pitched with sullen could.’;

Pitchverb

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.

Pitchverb

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.

Pitchverb

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

Pitchverb

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

Pitchverb

To set or fix, as a price or value.

Pitchverb

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

Pitchverb

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

‘The tree whereon they [the bees] pitch.’;

Pitchverb

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

‘Pitch upon the best course of life, and custom will render it the more easy.’;

Pitchverb

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.

Pitchnoun

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

Pitchnoun

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

Pitchnoun

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’;

Pitchnoun

promotion by means of an argument and demonstration

Pitchnoun

degree of deviation from a horizontal plane;

‘the roof had a steep pitch’;

Pitchnoun

any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue

Pitchnoun

a high approach shot in golf

Pitchnoun

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

Pitchnoun

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

‘the pitching and tossing was quite exciting’;

Pitchnoun

the action or manner of throwing something;

‘his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor’;

Pitchverb

throw or toss with a light motion;

‘flip me the beachball’; ‘toss me newspaper’;

Pitchverb

move abruptly;

‘The ship suddenly lurched to the left’;

Pitchverb

fall or plunge forward;

‘She pitched over the railing of the balcony’;

Pitchverb

set to a certain pitch;

‘He pitched his voice very low’;

Pitchverb

sell or offer for sale from place to place

Pitchverb

be at an angle;

‘The terrain sloped down’;

Pitchverb

heel over;

‘The tower is tilting’; ‘The ceiling is slanting’;

Pitchverb

erect and fasten;

‘pitch a tent’;

Pitchverb

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

‘The pitcher delivered the ball’;

Pitchverb

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

Pitchverb

lead (a card) and establish the trump suit

Pitchverb

set the level or character of;

‘She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience’;

Pitchnoun

the quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; the degree of highness or lowness of a tone

‘her voice rose steadily in pitch’;

Pitchnoun

a standard degree of highness or lowness used in performance

‘the guitars were strung and tuned to pitch’;

Pitchnoun

the steepness of a slope, especially of a roof.

Pitchnoun

a section of a climb, especially a steep one.

Pitchnoun

the height to which a hawk soars before swooping on its prey.

Pitchnoun

a level of the intensity of something, especially a high level

‘the media furore reached such a pitch that the company withdrew the product’;

Pitchnoun

an area of ground marked out or used for play in an outdoor team game

‘a football pitch’;

Pitchnoun

the strip of ground between the two sets of stumps

‘both batsmen were stranded in the middle of the pitch’;

Pitchnoun

a delivery of the ball by the pitcher.

Pitchnoun

the spot where the ball bounces when bowled.

Pitchnoun

a high approach shot on to the green.

Pitchnoun

a form of words used when trying to persuade someone to buy or accept something

‘he put over a very strong sales pitch’;

Pitchnoun

a place where a street vendor or performer stations themselves or sets up a stall

‘the traders had already reserved their pitches’;

Pitchnoun

a swaying or oscillation of a ship, aircraft, or vehicle around a horizontal axis perpendicular to the direction of motion

‘the pitch and roll of the ship’;

Pitchnoun

the distance between successive corresponding points or lines, for example between the teeth of a cogwheel.

Pitchnoun

a measure of the angle of the blades of a screw propeller, equal to the distance forward a blade would move in one revolution if it exerted no thrust on the medium.

Pitchnoun

the density of typed or printed characters on a line, typically expressed as numbers of characters per inch.

Pitchnoun

a sticky resinous black or dark brown substance that is semi-liquid when hot and hardens when cold, obtained by distilling tar or turpentine and used for waterproofing.

Pitchnoun

any of various substances similar to pitch, such as asphalt or bitumen.

Pitchverb

set (one's voice or a piece of music) at a particular pitch

‘you've pitched the melody very high’;

Pitchverb

set or aim at a particular level, target, or audience

‘he should pitch his talk at a suitable level for the age group’;

Pitchverb

throw roughly or casually

‘he crumpled the page up and pitched it into the fireplace’;

Pitchverb

fall heavily, especially headlong

‘she pitched forward into blackness’;

Pitchverb

throw (the ball) for the batter to try to hit.

Pitchverb

(of a bowler) cause (the ball) to strike the ground at a particular point

‘all too often you pitch the ball short’;

Pitchverb

hit (the ball) on to the green with a pitch shot.

Pitchverb

(of the ball) strike the ground in a particular spot

‘the ball pitched, began to spin back, and rolled towards the hole’;

Pitchverb

make a bid to obtain a contract or other business

‘I've been pitching for this account for over a month’;

Pitchverb

try to persuade someone to buy or accept (something)

‘they pitched the story to various magazines and newspapers’;

Pitchverb

set up and fix in position

‘we pitched camp for the night’;

Pitchverb

fix (the stumps) in the ground and place the bails in preparation for play

‘the stumps were pitched at 12 o'clock’;

Pitchverb

(of a moving ship, aircraft, or vehicle) rock or oscillate around a lateral axis, so that the front moves up and down

‘the little steamer pressed on, pitching gently’;

Pitchverb

(of a vehicle) move with a vigorous jolting motion

‘a Land Rover came pitching round the hillside’;

Pitchverb

cause (a roof) to slope downwards from the ridge

‘the roof was pitched at an angle of 75 degrees’;

Pitchverb

slope downwards

‘the ravine pitches down to the creek’;

Pitchverb

pave (a road) with stones

‘another sort of stone is used for pitching streets’;

Pitchverb

(in brewing) add yeast to (wort) to induce fermentation.

Pitchverb

cover, coat, or smear with pitch.

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