• To cover or smear with pitch.
  • To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
  • To throw.
  • To throw (the ball) toward a batter at home plate.
  • To play baseball in the position of pitcher.
  • To throw away; discard.
  • To promote, advertise, or attempt to sell.
  • To deliver in a certain tone or style, or with a certain audience in mind.
  • To assemble or erect (a tent).
  • To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
  • To move so that the front of an aircraft or boat goes alternatively up and down.
  • To play a short, high, lofty shot that lands with backspin.
  • To bounce on the playing surface.
  • To settle and build up, without melting.
  • To alight; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
  • To fix one's choice.
  • To plunge or fall; especially, to fall forward; to decline or slope.
  • To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones.
  • To set or fix.
  • To discard for some gain.
  • To produce a note of a given pitch.
  • To fix or set the tone of.


Narrower meaning words


  • From Middle English picche, piche, pich, from Old English piÄ‹, from Proto-West Germanic *pik, from Latin pix. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Pik, Dutch pek, German Low German Pick, German Pech, and Spanish pegar ("to stick, glue").
  • From Middle English picchen, pycchen, an assibilated variant of Middle English picken, pikken. More at pick.
  • Unknown. Perhaps related to the above sense of level or degree, or influenced by it.

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