Pitch vs Court - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between pitch and court

is that pitch is a sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap or pitch can be a throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand or pitch can be (music) the perceived frequency of a sound or note while court is 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.

As verbs the difference between pitch and court

is that pitch is to cover or smear with pitch or pitch can be (senseid)to throw or pitch can be to produce a note of a given pitch while court is to seek to achieve or win.

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pitch

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . Cognate with Dutch pek, German Pech.

Noun

(es)
  • A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap.
  • It is hard to get this pitch off of my hand.
  • 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.
  • (geology) pitchstone
  • Derived terms
    * pitch-black, pitchblack * pitchblende

    Verb

    (es)
  • To cover or smear with pitch.
  • To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
  • * Addison
  • Soon he found / The welkin pitched with sullen cloud.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) picchen, . More at pick.

    Noun

    (es)
  • A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand.
  • (senseid)(baseball) The act of pitching a baseball.
  • (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 .
  • An effort to sell or promote something.
  • The distance between evenly spaced objects, e.g. the teeth of a saw, the turns of a screw thread, or letters in a monospace font.
  • A helical scan with a pitch of zero is equivalent to constant z-axis scanning.
  • The angle at which an object sits.
  • More specifically, the rotation angle about the transverse axis.
  • A level or degree.
  • (aviation) A measure of the degree to which an aircraft's nose tilts up or down.
  • (aviation) A measure of the angle of attack of a propeller.
  • (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.
  • The place where a busker performs.
  • An area in a market (or similar) allocated to a particular trader.
  • A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.
  • * 1748 , (David Hume), (w) , Oxford University Press (1973), section 11:
  • But, except the mind be disordered by disease or madness, they never can arrive at such a pitch of vivacity
  • * (John Milton)
  • Driven headlong from the pitch of heaven, down / Into this deep.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Enterprises of great pitch and moment.
  • * Addison
  • He lived when learning was at its highest pitch .
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=In the eyes of Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke the apotheosis of the Celebrity was complete. The people of Asquith were not only willing to attend the house-warming, but had been worked up to the pitch of eagerness.}}
  • (climbing) A section of a climb or rock face; specifically, the climbing distance between belays or stances.
  • (caving) A vertical cave passage, only negotiable by using rope or ladders.
  • A person or animal's height.
  • *, II.3.2:
  • Alba the emperor was crook-backed, Epictetus lame; that great Alexander a little man of stature, Augustus Cæsar of the same pitch  […].
    (Hudibras)
  • That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
  • A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.
  • The point where a declivity begins; hence, the declivity itself; a descending slope; the degree or rate of descent or slope; slant.
  • (mining) The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
  • (engineering) The distance from centre to centre of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; called also circular pitch .
  • 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.
  • The distance between the centres of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.
  • Verb

    (es)
  • (senseid)To throw.
  • He pitched the horseshoe.
  • (transitive, or, intransitive, baseball) To throw (the ball) toward home plate.
  • The hurler pitched a curveball.
    He pitched high and inside.
  • (baseball) To play baseball in the position of pitcher.
  • Bob pitches today.
  • To throw away; discard.
  • He pitched the candy wrapper.
  • To promote, advertise, or attempt to sell.
  • He pitched the idea for months with no takers.
  • To deliver in a certain tone or style, or with a certain audience in mind.
  • At which level should I pitch my presentation?
  • To assemble or erect (a tent).
  • Pitch the tent over there.
  • To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
  • * Bible, Genesis xxxi. 25
  • Laban with his brethren pitched in the Mount of Gilead.
  • (ambitransitive, aviation, or, nautical) To move so that the front of an aircraft or ship goes alternatively up and down.
  • The typhoon pitched the deck of the ship.
    The airplane pitched .
  • (golf) 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.
  • (cricket) To bounce on the playing surface.
  • The ball pitched well short of the batsman.
  • (intransitive, Bristol, of snow) To settle and build up, without melting.
  • To alight; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
  • * Mortimer
  • the tree whereon they [the bees] pitch
  • To fix one's choice; with on'' or ''upon .
  • * Tillotson
  • Pitch upon the best course of life, and custom will render it the more easy.
  • To plunge or fall; especially, to fall forward; to decline or slope.
  • to pitch from a precipice
    The vessel pitches in a heavy sea.
    The field pitches toward the east.
  • To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
  • (Knight)
  • To set or fix, as a price or value.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To discard a card for some gain.
  • Etymology 3

    Unknown

    Noun

    (es)
  • (music) The perceived frequency of a sound or note.
  • The pitch of middle "C" is familiar to many musicians.
  • (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.

    Verb

    (es)
  • To produce a note of a given pitch.
  • To fix or set the tone of.
  • to pitch a tune

    References

    * * Notes:

    court

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • * (1809-1892)
  • And round the cool green courts there ran a row / Of cloisters.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • Goldsmith took a garret in a miserable court .
  • # A street with no outlet, a cul-de-sac.
  • (label) Royal society.
  • # The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • This our court , infected with their manners, / Shows like a riotous inn.
  • # 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.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • My lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you.
  • #* Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • Love rules the court , the camp, the grove.
  • # Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign.
  • #* (1800-1859)
  • The princesses held their court within the fortress.
  • Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
  • * (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • No solace could her paramour entreat / Her once to show, ne court , nor dalliance.
  • * (John Evelyn) (1620-1706)
  • I went to make my court to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle.
  • (label) The administration of law.
  • # The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
  • # 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 causes.
  • #* {{quote-news, date=21 August 2012, first=Ed, last=Pilkington, newspaper=The Guardian
  • , title= Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die? , passage=Next month, Clemons will be brought before a court presided over by a "special master", who will review the case one last time. The hearing will be unprecedented in its remit, but at its core will be a simple issue: should Reggie Clemons live or die?}}
  • # A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  • # The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  • # The session of a judicial assembly.
  • # Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  • (label) 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.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=5 , passage=By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts' and the subsidiary ' courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country.}}

    Derived terms

    * contempt of court * court case * court fight * court jester * courtroom * hold court * in court * out-of-court

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To seek to achieve or win.
  • He was courting big new accounts that previous salesman had not attempted.
  • * Prescott
  • They might almost seem to have courted the crown of martyrdom.
  • * De Quincey
  • Guilt and misery court privacy and solitude.
  • To risk (a consequence, usually negative).
  • He courted controversy with his frank speeches.
  • To try to win a commitment to marry from.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If either of you both love Katharina / Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.
  • To engage in behavior leading to mating.
  • The bird was courting by making an elaborate dance.
  • To attempt to attract.
  • * Macaulay
  • By one person, hovever, Portland was still assiduously courted .
  • To attempt to gain alliance with.
  • To engage in activities intended to win someone's affections.
  • She's had a few beaus come courting .
  • To engage in courtship behavior.
  • In this season, you can see many animals courting .
  • To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
  • * Tennyson
  • A well-worn pathway courted us / To one green wicket in a privet hedge.

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