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Pitch vs. Court

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Pitchnoun

A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap.

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

Courtnoun

An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.

‘The girls were playing in the court.’;

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.’;

Courtnoun

A street with no outlet, a cul-de-sac.

Pitchnoun

(geology) Pitchstone.

Courtnoun

(social) Royal society.

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Pitchnoun

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

‘a good pitch in quoits’;

Courtnoun

The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.

‘The noblemen visited the queen in her court.’;

Pitchnoun

(baseball) The act of pitching a baseball.

‘The pitch was low and inside.’;

Courtnoun

The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.

‘The queen and her court traveled to the city to welcome back the soldiers.’;

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.’;

Courtnoun

Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign.

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Pitchnoun

An effort to sell or promote something.

‘He gave me a sales pitch.’;

Courtnoun

Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

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.’;

Courtnoun

(law) The administration of law.

Pitchnoun

The angle at which an object sits.

‘the pitch of the roof or haystack’;

Courtnoun

The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

‘Many famous criminals have been put on trial in this court.’;

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Pitchnoun

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

Courtnoun

The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of cases.

‘The court started proceedings at 11 o'clock.’;

Pitchnoun

The rotation angle about the transverse axis.

Courtnoun

A tribunal established for the administration of justice.

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’;

Courtnoun

The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.

Pitchnoun

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

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

Courtnoun

The session of a judicial assembly.

‘The court is now in session.’;

Pitchnoun

The place where a busker performs.

Courtnoun

Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

Pitchnoun

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

Courtnoun

(sports) A place arranged for playing the games of tennis, basketball, squash, badminton, volleyball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

‘The local sports club has six tennis courts and two squash courts.’; ‘The shuttlecock landed outside the court.’;

Pitchnoun

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

Courtverb

(transitive) To seek to achieve or win.

‘He was courting big new accounts that previous salesman had not attempted.’;

Pitchnoun

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

Courtverb

(transitive) To risk (a consequence, usually negative).

‘He courted controversy with his frank speeches.’;

Pitchnoun

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

Courtverb

(transitive) To try to win a commitment to marry from.

Pitchnoun

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

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

Courtverb

(transitive) To engage in behavior leading to mating.

‘The bird was courting by making an elaborate dance.’;

Pitchnoun

A person or animal's height.

Courtverb

(transitive) To attempt to attract.

Pitchnoun

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

Courtverb

(transitive) To attempt to gain alliance with.

Pitchnoun

A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.

Courtverb

(intransitive) To engage in activities intended to win someone's affections.

‘She's had a few beaus come courting.’;

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’;

Courtverb

(intransitive) To engage in courtship behavior.

‘In this season, you can see many animals courting.’;

Pitchnoun

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

Courtverb

(transitive) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.

Pitchnoun

The perceived frequency of a sound or note.

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

Courtnoun

An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.

‘The courts of the house of our God.’; ‘And round the cool green courts there ran a rowOf cloisters.’; ‘Goldsmith took a garret in a miserable court.’;

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.’;

Courtnoun

The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or other dignitary; a palace.

‘Attends the emperor in his royal court.’; ‘This our court, infected with their manners,Shows like a riotous inn.’;

Pitchverb

To cover or smear with pitch.

Courtnoun

The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.

‘My lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you.’; ‘Love rules the court, the camp, the grove.’;

Pitchverb

To darken; to blacken; to obscure.

Courtnoun

Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.

‘The princesses held their court within the fortress.’;

Pitchverb

(transitive) To throw.

‘He pitched the horseshoe.’;

Courtnoun

Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

‘No solace could her paramour intreatHer once to show, ne court, nor dalliance.’; ‘I went to make my court to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle.’;

Pitchverb

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

Courtnoun

The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

‘Most heartily I do beseech the courtTo give the judgment.’;

Pitchverb

To play baseball in the position of pitcher.

‘Bob pitches today.’;

Courtnoun

The session of a judicial assembly.

Pitchverb

(transitive) To throw away; discard.

‘He pitched the candy wrapper.’;

Courtnoun

Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

Pitchverb

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

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

Courtnoun

A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

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?’;

Courtverb

To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.

‘By one person, hovever, Portland was still assiduously courted.’;

Pitchverb

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

‘Pitch the tent over there.’;

Courtverb

To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.

‘If either of you both love Katharina . . . Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.’;

Pitchverb

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

Courtverb

To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.

‘They might almost seem to have courted the crown of martyrdom.’; ‘Guilt and misery . . . court privacy and solitude.’;

Pitchverb

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

Courtverb

To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.

‘A well-worn pathway courted usTo one green wicket in a privet hedge.’;

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.’;

Courtverb

To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.

Pitchverb

To bounce on the playing surface.

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

Courtnoun

an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

Pitchverb

To settle and build up, without melting.

Courtnoun

the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state

Pitchverb

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

Courtnoun

a specially marked area within which a game is played;

‘players had to reserve a court in advance’;

Pitchverb

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

Courtnoun

a room in which a law court sits;

‘television cameras were admitted in the courtroom’;

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.’;

Courtnoun

a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings;

‘the house was built around an inner court’;

Pitchverb

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

Courtnoun

the residence of a sovereign or nobleman;

‘the king will visit the duke's court’;

Pitchverb

To set or fix.

Courtnoun

the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince

Pitchverb

To discard for some gain.

Courtnoun

a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area

Pitchverb

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

Courtnoun

Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)

Pitchverb

(transitive) To fix or set the tone of.

Courtnoun

respectful deference;

‘pay court to the emperor’;

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.’;

Courtverb

make amorous advances towards;

‘John is courting Mary’;

Pitchnoun

See Pitchstone.

Courtverb

seek someone's favor;

‘China is wooing Russia’;

Pitchnoun

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

Courtverb

engage in social activities leading to marriage;

‘We were courting for over ten years’;

Pitchnoun

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

Court

A court is any person or institution, often as a government institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all people have an ability to bring their claims before a court.

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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