Pitched vs Ditched - What's the difference?

pitched | ditched |

As verbs the difference between pitched and ditched

is that pitched is (pitch) while ditched is (ditch).

As an adjective pitched

is having a slope.




  • (pitch)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a slope.
  • a pitched roof
  • (not comparable) Having a specified tonal range.
  • a high-pitched scream.
  • (not comparable) Fought from predetermined positions at a specified time and place.
  • a pitched battle

    Derived terms

    * high-pitched * low-pitched * pitched battle * pitched roof




  • (ditch)

  • ditch


    Etymology 1

    From earlier deche, from (etyl) dechen, from (etyl) .


  • Noun

  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) dich, from (etyl) .


  • A trench; a long, shallow indentation, as for irrigation or drainage.
  • Digging ditches has long been considered one of the most demanding forms of manual labor.
    Derived terms
    * ditchdigger * ditch weed * ditcher * ox is in the ditch
    See also
    * fosse * moat


  • To discard or abandon.
  • Once the sun came out we ditched our rain-gear and started a campfire.
  • To deliberately crash-land an airplane on the sea.
  • When the second engine failed, the pilot was forced to ditch ; their last location was just south of the Azores.
  • To deliberately not attend classes; to play hookey.
  • The truant officer caught Louise ditching with her friends, and her parents were forced to pay a fine.
  • To dig ditches.
  • Enclosure led to fuller winter employment in hedging and ditching .
  • To dig ditches around.
  • The soldiers ditched the tent to prevent flooding.
  • To throw into a ditch.
  • The engine was ditched and turned on its side.
    * abandon * discard * dump * jettison * lose * shed * See also