What does hit mean?

Definitions for hit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hit.

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"


  1. Hit(n.)

    An act of murder performed for hire, esp. by a professional assassin.

  2. Hit(n.)

    A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate chance; as, he made a hit; esp. A performance, as a musical recording, movie, or play, which achieved great popularity or acclaim; also used of books or objects of commerce which become big sellers; as, the new notebook computer was a big hit with business travellers.

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

  15. Origin: [OE. hitten, hutten, of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. hitte to hit, find, Sw. & Icel. hitta.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hit

    hit, v.t. to touch or strike: to reach: to suit: fit: conform to.—v.i. to come in contact: to chance luckily: to succeed:—pr.p. hit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. hit.—n. a lucky chance, a surprising success: a stroke: a happy turn of thought or expression: at backgammon, a move that throws one of the opponent's men back to the entering point, a game won after one or two men are removed from the board.—n. Hit′ter.—adj. Hit′ty-miss′y, random, hap-hazard.—Hit below the belt, to deal a blow disallowable in the rules of the ring: to do an injury to another unfairly; Hit it off(with), to agree with some one; Hit off, to imitate, to describe; Hit-or-miss, reckless, hap-hazard; Hit out, to strike out with the fist; Hit the nail on the head (see Nail); Hit upon, to come upon, discover.—Hard hit, one gravely affected by some trouble, or by love. [A.S. hyttan, app. Ice. hitta, to light on, to find; Sw. hitta, to find, Dan. hitte, to hit upon.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HIT

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

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hit

    To reach with a stroke or blow; especially, to reach or touch an object aimed at, as a mark; to strike or touch, usually with force. Also a striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke or blow that touches anything.

Suggested Resources

  1. HIT

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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

How to pronounce hit?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say hit in sign language?

  1. hit


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hit in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of hit in a Sentence

  1. Rex Hudler:

    He hit a worm burner

  2. Passenger Joel Bingham:

    I knew we hit something.

  3. Alan Stern:

    We did hit a speed bump.

  4. Anonymous:

    Hit any user to continue.

  5. Dustin Johnson:

    Man, did I hit a good one.

Images & Illustrations of hit

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Translations for hit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ضربArabic
  • ўдара́ць, ўда́рыць, біць, пабі́цьBelarusian
  • у́дрям, улучвам, удрям, би́я, хит, шла́гер, ударBulgarian
  • আঘাত করাBengali
  • colpejar, encertar, xocar, pegar, batre, èxit, copCatalan, Valencian
  • udeřit, uhodit, trefit, praštit, hit, rána, úderCzech
  • битиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
  • taroWelsh
  • slåDanish
  • knallen, abschlagen, schlagen, treffen, stoßen, morden, Hit, Treffer, Schlag, Erfolg, Hieb, Anschlag, Schlager, StoßGerman
  • χτυπώGreek
  • bati, frapi, trafi, bato, frapoEsperanto
  • dar, batir, acertar, pegar, chocar, golpear, golpe, acierto, éxitoSpanish
  • joBasque
  • زدن, ضربه, نتیجهPersian
  • mennä, kärsiä, käydä, vaikeuttaa, haitata, iskeä, tappaa, tulla, pistäytyä, murhata, lyödä, vahingoittaa, annos, lyönti, isku, hitti, menestys, satsiFinnish
  • hittFaroese
  • frapper, se taper, toucher, battre, coup sûr, hit, contrat, coup, taffe, frappe, tube, boufféeFrench
  • aimsighIrish
  • buail, buille, beum, bualadhScottish Gaelic
  • bater, golpearGalician
  • ard-speeideilysManx
  • הרביץ, פגע, מכהHebrew
  • मारनाHindi
  • üt, slágerHungarian
  • հարվածել, խփել, հարվածArmenian
  • frapar, frapoIdo
  • battere, picchiare, colpireItalian
  • 当てる, 叩く, 打つ, ヒット, 安打Japanese
  • რტყმა, დარტყმაGeorgian
  • соғу, ұруKazakh
  • វាយKhmer
  • 치다Korean
  • pello, battuoLatin
  • ຕີLao
  • smūgisLithuanian
  • sist, sitiensLatvian
  • бие, удираMacedonian
  • ရိုက်Burmese
  • treffen, raken, slaan, aanslag, hit, slag, stootDutch
  • treffe, slå, ramme, hit, slager, skudd, slag, anslagNorwegian
  • uderzać, uderzyć, uderzenie, przebój, hitPolish
  • bater, atingir, colidir, apagar, golpear, chocar-se, acertar, sucesso, assassínio, acerto, hit, golpe, batida, ataque, assassinatoPortuguese
  • maqayQuechua
  • batter, pitgar, freida, frida, cuolpRomansh
  • bate, lovi, lovitură, șlagărRomanian
  • поби́ть, стуча́ть, ударяться, уда́рить, бить, ударя́ть, сту́кнуть, удариться, шля́гер, уда́р, хитRussian
  • bȉti, zabiti, udariti, opizditiSerbo-Croatian
  • udrieť, biť, úderSlovak
  • udariti, bítiSlovene
  • träffa, slå, hit, slagSwedish
  • задан‍Tajik
  • ตีThai
  • vurmakTurkish
  • вда́рити, вдаря́ти, би́тиUkrainian
  • مارناUrdu
  • đánh, đậpVietnamese
  • flapön, leflapön, leflap, flapVolapük
  • 击中Chinese

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