Definition of Hit

1. Noun. (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball). "He came all the way around on Williams' hit"

Generic synonyms: Effort, Exploit, Feat
Specialized synonyms: Base Hit, Safety
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game

2. Verb. Cause to move by striking. "The children hit the ball"; "Hit a ball"

3. Noun. The act of contacting one thing with another. "After three misses she finally got a hit"
Exact synonyms: Hitting, Striking
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Specialized synonyms: Contusion, Crash, Smash, Bunt, Fly, Fly Ball, Ground Ball, Groundball, Grounder, Hopper, Header, Scorcher, Screamer, Plunk, Plunker
Derivative terms: Strike

4. Verb. Hit against; come into sudden contact with. "The car hits the tree "; "He struck the table with his elbow"

5. Noun. A conspicuous success. "The party went with a bang"
Exact synonyms: Bang, Smash, Smasher, Strike
Generic synonyms: Success
Specialized synonyms: Blockbuster, Megahit, Smash Hit, Sleeper

6. Verb. Deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument. "The fighter managed to hit his opponent"; "He hit her hard in the face"

7. 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"
Exact synonyms: Collision
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Contact, Impinging, Striking
Derivative terms: Collide, Collide

8. Verb. Reach a destination, either real or abstract. "They hit the hill"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
Exact synonyms: Arrive At, Attain, Gain, Make, Reach
Entails: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Catch Up, Scale, Surmount, Access, Get At, Bottom Out, Peak, Top Out, Breast, Summit, Top, Make, Find, Culminate, Come Through, Get Through, Ground, Run Aground
Related verbs: Make
Derivative terms: Attainment

9. Noun. A dose of a narcotic drug.
Generic synonyms: Dosage, Dose

10. Verb. Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely. "The wind storms hit the area with dust and dirt"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"
Exact synonyms: Strike
Generic synonyms: Affect, Bear On, Bear Upon, Impact, Touch, Touch On
Related verbs: Strike

11. Noun. A murder carried out by an underworld syndicate. "It has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
Generic synonyms: Execution, Murder, Slaying

12. Verb. Hit with a missile from a weapon.
Exact synonyms: Pip, Shoot
Generic synonyms: Injure, Wound
Related verbs: Strike, Blast, Shoot, Pip, Shoot
Specialized synonyms: Gun Down, Grass, Kneecap
Derivative terms: Hitting, Shoot, Shooter

13. Noun. A connection made via the internet to another website. "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
Generic synonyms: Connection, Connexion, Joining

14. Verb. Encounter by chance. "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
Exact synonyms: Stumble
Generic synonyms: Come By, Come Into

15. Verb. Gain points in a game. "He hit .300 in the past season"
Exact synonyms: Rack Up, Score, Tally
Entails: Compete, Contend, Vie
Specialized synonyms: Par, Shoot, Convert, Convert, Convert, Homer, Kick, Eagle, Hole Up, Ace, Walk, Equalise, Equalize, Get Even, Get, Have, Make
Generic synonyms: Advance, Gain, Gain Ground, Get Ahead, Make Headway, Pull Ahead, Win
Derivative terms: Score, Score, Scorer, Tally

16. Verb. Cause to experience suddenly. "They were struck with fear"
Exact synonyms: Come To, Strike
Related verbs: Affect, Impress, Move, Strike

17. Verb. Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target. "In the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"
Exact synonyms: Strike
Generic synonyms: Assail, Attack
Specialized synonyms: Slice, Chop, Stroke, Retaliate, Strike Back
Related verbs: Pip, Shoot, Strike
Derivative terms: Strike, Strike

18. Verb. Kill intentionally and with premeditation. "Sam cannot hit Sue "; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
Exact synonyms: Bump Off, Dispatch, Murder, Off, Polish Off, Remove, Slay
Generic synonyms: Kill
Specialized synonyms: Burke, Execute
Derivative terms: Dispatch, Murder, Murderer, Slayer, Slaying

19. Verb. Drive something violently into a location. "She struck her head on the low ceiling"
Exact synonyms: Strike
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Smash

20. Verb. Reach a point in time, or a certain state or level. "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
Exact synonyms: Attain, Reach
Generic synonyms: Arrive, Come, Get
Specialized synonyms: Max Out, Break Even
Derivative terms: Attainment

21. Verb. Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically. "Her comments struck a sour note"
Exact synonyms: Strike
Generic synonyms: Touch

22. Verb. Consume to excess. "Hit the bottle"
Generic synonyms: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In

23. Verb. Hit the intended target or goal.

24. Verb. Pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to. "He tries to hit on women in bars"
Generic synonyms: Approach

Definition of Hit

1. pron. It.

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

3. v. i. To meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; -- followed by against or on.

4. n. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.

Definition of Hit

1. Verb. (transitive) To administer a blow to. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To come into contact with forcefully and suddenly. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To briefly visit. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive informal) To encounter. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive informal) To reach or achieve. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To affect negatively. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive slang) To kill a person, usually on the instructions of a third party. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive cards) In blackjack, to deal a card to. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive baseball) To come up to bat. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive computing programming) To use. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive US slang) To have sex with. ¹

12. Noun. A blow; a punch. ¹

13. Noun. A success, especially in the entertainment industry. ¹

14. Noun. An attack on a location, person or people. ¹

15. Noun. (computing) (Internet) The result(s) of a search of a computer system or, for example, the entire Internet using a search engine ¹

16. Noun. (Internet) A measured visit to a web site, a request for a single file from a web server. ¹

17. Noun. An approximately correct answer in a test set. ¹

18. Noun. (baseball) The complete play, when the batter reaches base without the benefit of a walk, error, or fielder’s choice. ¹

19. Noun. (colloquial) A dose of an illegal or addictive drug. ¹

20. Noun. A premeditated murder done for criminal or political purposes. ¹

21. Noun. In the game of ''Battleship'', a correct guess where one's opponent ship is. ¹

22. Pronoun. (context: dialectal) (it It). ¹

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Definition of Hit

1. to strike forcibly [v HIT, HITTING, HITS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hit

histrionic personality disorder
histrionic spasm
hit a home run
hit a nerve
hit a raw nerve
hit a six
hit a snag
hit above one's weight

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