pitcher


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pitcher

a container for holding and pouring liquids: a pitcher of cream; a person who pitches: a baseball pitcher
Not to be confused with:
picture – a work of art, as a painting, drawing, photograph, etc.; portrait; movie; any visual image; a person or thing resembling another closely: the very picture of her mother

pitch·er 1

 (pĭch′ər)
n.
1. One that pitches.
2. Baseball The player who throws the ball from the mound to the batter.
3. Sports A seven iron used in golf.

pitch·er 2

 (pĭch′ər)
n.
1. A container for liquids, usually having a handle and a lip or spout for pouring.
2. Botany A pitcherlike part, such as the leaf of a pitcher plant.

[Middle English picher, from Old French pichier, alteration of bichier, from Medieval Latin bicārium, drinking cup, probably from Greek bikos, jar, possibly from Egyptian biḳ, oil vessel.]

pitcher

(ˈpɪtʃə)
n
1. a large jug, usually rounded with a narrow neck and often of earthenware, used mainly for holding water
2. (Botany) botany any of the urn-shaped leaves of the pitcher plant
[C13: from Old French pichier, from Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicārium beaker]

pitcher

(ˈpɪtʃə)
n
1. (Baseball) baseball the player on the fielding team who pitches the ball to the batter
2. (Civil Engineering) a granite stone or sett used in paving

pitch•er1

(ˈpɪtʃ ər)

n.
1. a container, usu. with a handle and spout or lip, for holding and pouring liquids.
2. a pitcherlike modification of the leaf of certain plants.
[1250–1300; Middle English picher < Old French pichier < Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicārium beaker]

pitch•er2

(ˈpɪtʃ ər)

n.
1. a person who pitches.
2. Baseball. the player who throws the ball to the opposing batter.
[1700–10]

Pitch•er

(ˈpɪtʃ ər)

n.
Molly (Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley), 1754–1832, American Revolutionary heroine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pitcher - (baseball) the person who does the pitchingpitcher - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
softball game, softball - a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
ballplayer, baseball player - an athlete who plays baseball
left hander, left-handed pitcher, lefthander, left-hander, southpaw, lefty - a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
right-handed pitcher, right-hander - (baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
relief pitcher, reliever, fireman - a pitcher who does not start the game
screwballer - (baseball) a pitcher who throws screwballs
starting pitcher - (baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
thrower - someone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm)
2.pitcher - an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouringpitcher - an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
cream pitcher, creamer - a small pitcher for serving cream
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
3.pitcher - the quantity contained in a pitcher
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
4.pitcher - (botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
foliage, leaf, leafage - the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
5.pitcher - the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit; "he has played every position except pitcher"; "they have a southpaw on the mound"
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball

pitcher

noun jug, jar, vessel, urn, crock, ewer, carafe a pitcher of iced water
Translations
إبْريقرامٍ
džbánnadhazovač
=-kandekandekasterpitcher
syöttäjävesikannu
dobó
kannakastari
krūkakrūze
lončena posodavrč
sürahitestitop atıcı

pitcher

1 [ˈpɪtʃəʳ] N (esp US) (= jar) → cántaro m, jarro m

pitcher

2 [ˈpɪtʃəʳ] N (Baseball) → pítcher mf, lanzador(a) m/f BASEBALL

pitcher

[ˈpɪtʃər] n
(= jug) → cruche f
(BASEBALL)lanceur/euse m/f

pitcher

1
n (esp US) → Krug m; (two-handled) → Henkelkrug m

pitcher

2
n (Baseball) → Werfer(in) m(f)

pitcher

1 [ˈpɪtʃəʳ] n (jar) → brocca

pitcher

2 [ˈpɪtʃəʳ] n (Baseball) → lanciatore m

pitcher2

(ˈpitʃə) noun
a large jug. a pitcher of water.

pitcher

n jarra
References in classic literature ?
There's a pitcher of water in the corner by the door.
'Oh,' said the father, 'she has plenty of good sense'; and the mother said: 'Oh, she can see the wind coming up the street, and hear the flies coughing.' 'Well,' said Hans, 'if she is not really smart, I won't have her.' When they were sitting at dinner and had eaten, the mother said: 'Elsie, go into the cellar and fetch some beer.' Then Clever Elsie took the pitcher from the wall, went into the cellar, and tapped the lid briskly as she went, so that the time might not appear long.
Another custom begun at this time was that of the pitcher of water by the bedside to furnish relief to my scorched and sizzling membranes.
I threw a pitcher of cold water over Rouletabille's head.
Pitcher, confidential clerk in the office of Harvey Maxwell, broker, allowed a look of mild interest and surprise to visit his usually expressionless countenance when his employer briskly entered at half past nine in company with his young lady stenographer.
Then the runner got a pitcher, and the King's daughter another, and they began to run at the same time; but in a moment, when the King's daughter was only just a little way off, no spectator could see the runner, and it seemed as if the wind had whistled past.
A BOY put his hand into a pitcher full of filberts.
"Yes, ma'am." Nancy answered cheerfully, but she still continued wiping the pitcher in her hand.
And the poets indeed have been busy with it; for it is in effect the thing, which figured in that strange fiction of the ancient poets, which seemeth not to be without mystery; nay, and to have some approach to the state of a Christian; that Hercules, when he went to unbind Prometheus (by whom human nature is represented), sailed the length of the great ocean, in an earthen pot or pitcher; lively describing Christian resolution, that saileth in the frail bark of the flesh, through the waves of the world.
Between them Koku and Eradicate had managed to make a pitcher of the beverage, though Mrs.
Most of the time he goes away, and when he is at Misselthwaite he shuts himself up in the West Wing and won't let any one but Pitcher see him.
Yes, I would find King Arthur's Round Table once more--I had already found it several times--and use it for a base of departure on an exploring tour for my bed; if I could find my bed I could then find my water pitcher; I would quench my raging thirst and turn in.