[pit-ns] /ˈpɪt ns/
a small amount or share.
a small allowance or sum, as of money for living expenses.
a scanty income or remuneration.
a small amount or portion, esp a meagre allowance of money
c.1200, “pious donation to a religious house or order to provide extra food; the extra food provided,” also “a small portion, scanty rations,” from Old French pitance “pity, mercy, compassion; refreshment, nourishment; portion of food allowed a monk or poor person by a pious bequest,” apparently literally “pity,” from pitié (see pity). Meaning “small amount, portion” first recorded 1560s.
[pit-id] /ˈpɪt ɪd/ adjective 1. marked or scarred with : a pitted complexion. [pit-id] /ˈpɪt ɪd/ adjective 1. (of fruit) having the removed: a pitted olive. [pit] /pɪt/ noun 1. a naturally formed or excavated hole or cavity in the ground: pits caused by erosion; clay pits. 2. a covered or concealed excavation in the […]
- Pitted keratolysis
pitted keratolysis n. A noninflammatory bacterial infection of the soles, and occasionally the palms, that produces depressions in the horny layer of the epidermis, usually at weight-bearing sites.
[pit-er-pat-er] /ˈpɪt ərˈpæt ər/ noun 1. the sound of a rapid succession of light beats or taps, as of rain, footsteps, etc. verb (used without object) 2. to produce or move with this sound: She pitter-pattered along the hallway. adverb 3. with such a sound: to run pitter-patter through the house. /ˈpɪtəˌpætə/ noun 1. the […]
- Pitter-patter of tiny feet
noun phrase See patter of tiny feet