Definitions for hithɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hit*hɪt(v.; n.)hit, hit•ting

  1. (v.t.)to deal a blow or stroke to:

    Hit the nail with the hammer.

  2. to come against with an impact:

    The wheel hit the curb.

  3. to reach with a missile, a weapon, a blow, or the like, as one throwing, shooting, or striking:

    Did the arrow hit the target?

  4. Baseball. to make (a base hit).

    Category: Sport

    Ref: bat1 (def. 10). 1 1 14

  5. to drive or propel by a stroke:

    to hit a ball onto the green.

  6. to affect severely:

    to be hit hard by inflation.

  7. to request or demand of:

    He hit me for a loan.

  8. to reach or attain (a specified level or amount):

    Prices hit a new high.

  9. to be appear in:

    The story hit the front page.

  10. to land on or arrive in:

    The troops hit the beach at dawn.

  11. to give (someone) another playing card, drink, portion, etc.

  12. to come or light upon; meet with; find:

    to hit the right answer.

  13. to succeed in representing or producing exactly:

    to hit the right tone.

  14. Informal. to begin to travel on:

    Let's hit the road.

    Category: Informal

  15. (v.i.)to strike with a missile, a weapon, or the like; deal a blow or blows.

  16. to come into collision (often fol. by against, on, or upon).

  17. (of an internal-combustion engine) to ignite a mixture of air and fuel as intended.

    Category: Automotive

  18. to come or light (usu. fol. by upon or on ):

    to hit on a new way.

  19. hit off, to represent or describe precisely or aptly. to imitate, esp. in order to satirize.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  20. hit on,Slang. to make persistent sexual advances to.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

  21. hit out, to deal a blow aimlessly. to make a violent verbal attack:

    to hit out angrily at one's critics.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  22. hit up, Slang. to ask to borrow money from. to inject a narcotic drug into a vein.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  23. (n.)an impact or collision, as of one thing against another.

  24. a stroke that reaches an object; blow.

  25. a stroke of satire, censure, etc.

  26. base hit.

    Category: Sport

  27. Backgammon. a game won by a player after the opponent has thrown off one or more men from the board. any winning game.

    Category: Games

  28. a successful stroke, performance, or production; success:

    The play is a hit.

  29. Slang. a dose of a narcotic drug.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  30. Computers.(in information retrieval) an instance of successfully locating an item of data in the memory bank of a computer. an instance of accessing a Web site.

    Category: Computers

  31. Slang. a murder, esp. one carried out by criminal prearrangement.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Idioms for hit:

  1. hit it off,to be immediately compatible; get along.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  2. hit or miss,without concern for correctness or detail; haphazardly.

    Category: Idiom

  3. hit the books,Slang. to study hard.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  4. hit the ceiling or roof,Informal. to lose one's temper; become enraged.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  5. hit the hay or sack,Slang. to go to bed; go to sleep.

    Category: Idiom

  6. hit the nail on the head,to say or do exactly the right thing.

    Category: Idiom

  7. hit the road, begin or resume traveling.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See beat.

Origin of hit:

bef. 1100; ME; late OE hittan, perh. < Scand; cf. ON hitta to come upon (by chance), meet with


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hit(noun)

    (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)

    "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"

  2. hit, hitting, striking(noun)

    the act of contacting one thing with another

    "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"

  3. hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang(noun)

    a conspicuous success

    "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"

  4. collision, hit(noun)

    (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together

    "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"

  5. hit(noun)

    a dose of a narcotic drug

  6. hit(noun)

    a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate

    "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"

  7. hit(verb)

    a connection made via the internet to another website

    "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"

  8. hit(verb)

    cause to move by striking

    "hit a ball"

  9. hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with(verb)

    hit against; come into sudden contact with

    "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"

  10. hit(verb)

    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

    "He hit her hard in the face"

  11. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain(verb)

    reach a destination, either real or abstract

    "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

  12. hit, strike(verb)

    affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

    "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"

  13. shoot, hit, pip(verb)

    hit with a missile from a weapon

  14. stumble, hit(verb)

    encounter by chance

    "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"

  15. score, hit, tally, rack up(verb)

    gain points in a game

    "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"

  16. hit, strike, come to(verb)

    cause to experience suddenly

    "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear"

  17. strike, hit(verb)

    make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

    "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"

  18. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove(verb)

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

  19. hit, strike(verb)

    drive something violently into a location

    "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

  20. reach, hit, attain(verb)

    reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

    "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"

  21. strike, hit(verb)

    produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically

    "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note"

  22. hit(verb)

    consume to excess

    "hit the bottle"

  23. hit(verb)

    hit the intended target or goal

  24. hit(verb)

    pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to

    "He tries to hit on women in bars"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hit(verb)ɪt

    to strike with force

    I can't believe she just hit me.; Boys, don't hit!; The ball hit her on the head.; Hit the nail with the hammer.

  2. hitɪt

    to have a bad effect on

    The area has been badly hit by unemployment.; a few hours before the hurricane hit

  3. hitɪt

    (of an idea or thought) to suddenly come into sb's mind

    The thought hit her that she would never see her father again.

  4. hitɪt

    to press a button

    Type your email and then hit enter.

  5. hitɪt

    to begin to seem real or relevant

    Years later, my parents' advice finally hit home.

  6. hitɪt

    to like sb when you first meet them

    We hit it off immediately.

  7. hitɪt

    indicates that sth is what you need or want

    A glass of cold lemonade would hit the spot.

  8. hitɪt

    to have great success

    The company hit the jackpot with their latest video game.

  9. hitɪt

    to leave on a trip

    It's time to hit the road.

  10. hitɪt

    to be exactly right

    You hit the nail on the head with your first answer.

  11. hitɪt

    to react very angrily

    Mom'll hit the roof if she finds out what I did.

  12. hit(noun)ɪt

    sb or sth that is very successful or very popular

    The TV series was a big hit with kids.

  13. hitɪt

    a strike or act of hitting

    a hard hit to the body

  14. hitɪt

    an instance when sb looks at a website

    The new site has had over 3,000 hits already.

  15. hitɪt

    to be affected negatively

    The company's stock prices took a hit after the scandal.

  16. hit(adjective)ɪt

    very popular

    the band's new hit song

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hit


  2. Hit

    3d pers. sing. pres. of Hide, contracted from hideth

  3. Hit

    of Hit

  4. Hit(verb)

    to reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an object aimed at)

  5. Hit(verb)

    to reach or attain exactly; to meet according to the occasion; to perform successfully; to attain to; to accord with; to be conformable to; to suit

  6. Hit(verb)

    to guess; to light upon or discover

  7. Hit(verb)

    to take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected piece on a point

  8. Hit(verb)

    to meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; -- followed by against or on

  9. Hit(verb)

    to meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, -- often with implied chance, or luck

  10. Hit(noun)

    a striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything

  11. Hit(noun)

    a stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate chance; as, he made a hit

  12. Hit(noun)

    a peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark; as, a happy hit

  13. Hit(noun)

    a game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts less than a gammon

  14. Hit(noun)

    a striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a base hit


  1. Hit

    In baseball statistics, a hit, also called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches first base after hitting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielder's choice.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HIT

    A chance for first place, first base or first blood.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1202

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #976

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hit' in Nouns Frequency: #2100

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hit' in Verbs Frequency: #216

Translations for hit

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the act of hitting

That was a good hit.

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