What is hit?

  • (verb): Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically.
    Synonyms: strike
    See also — Additional definitions below


Hit may mean to strike someone or something to cause physical harm.

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The 5th Dimension - Career - Major Hits
... songwriter Jimmy Webb supplied the group with their breakthrough hit, "Up, Up and Away", a mid-1967 #7 hit that won five Grammy Awards ... The following year, the group scored major hit singles with "Stoned Soul Picnic" (U.S ... Later top 20 hits included 1970's "One Less Bell to Answer" (U.S ...
... Fish were commercial successes, and the band released eleven Top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart, including 1985's "Kayleigh", which reached No. 2 and became their biggest hit single ... The first album released with Hogarth, 1989's Seasons End, was a hit, and albums continued to chart well until the dissipation of the band's mainstream ...
Jimmy Connors - Playing Style
... Connors was taught to hit the ball on the rise by his teaching-pro mother, Gloria Connors, a technique he used to defeat the opposition in the early years of his ... Connors only soft junk shots (dinks, drop shots, and lobs) to hit ... Borg excepted, Connors was one of the few players to hit the ball flat, low, and predominantly from the baseline ...
Qinghe Special Steel Corporation Disaster - Reactions and Survivor Accounts
... in which he stated "It is the most serious accident to hit China's steel industry since 1949" ... gave this description of being burned by the steel "When the steel hit, it felt like being beaten by iron bars -- my brain went blank ... steel had been spilled instead of remaining in an upright ladle "As the ladle was falling, it hit a flatbed and tilted ...
Yidiny Language - Grammar
... The Yidiny language has a number of particles that change the meaning of an entire clause ... These, unlike other forms in the language, such as nouns, verbs and gender markers, have no grammatical case and take no tense inflections ...

More definitions of "hit":

  • (verb): Hit with a missile from a weapon.
    Synonyms: shoot, pip
  • (verb): Deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument.
    Example: "He hit her hard in the face"
  • (noun): A connection made via the internet to another website.
    Example: "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
  • (verb): Gain points in a game.
    Example: "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
    Synonyms: score, tally, rack up
  • (verb): Hit the intended target or goal.
  • (verb): Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely.
    Example: "We were hit by really bad weather"
    Synonyms: strike
  • (verb): Encounter by chance.
    Synonyms: stumble
  • (verb): Drive something violently into a location.
    Example: "He hit his fist on the table"
    Synonyms: strike
  • (verb): Cause to move by striking.
    Example: "Hit a ball"
  • (noun): (physics) an brief event in which two or more bodies come together.
    Synonyms: collision
  • (noun): The act of contacting one thing with another.
    Example: "After three misses she finally got a hit"
    Synonyms: hitting, striking
  • (verb): Pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to.
    Example: "He tries to hit on women in bars"
  • (noun): A conspicuous success.
    Example: "That song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"
    Synonyms: smash, smasher, strike, bang
  • (verb): Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target.
    Synonyms: strike
  • (verb): Reach a point in time, or a certain state or level.
    Example: "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"
    Synonyms: reach, attain
  • (verb): Reach a destination, either real or abstract.
    Example: "We hit Detroit by noon"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
    Synonyms: reach, make, attain, arrive at, gain
  • (noun): A murder carried out by an underworld syndicate.
    Example: "It has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
  • (verb): Cause to experience suddenly.
    Example: "An interesting idea hit her"
    Synonyms: strike, come to
  • (noun): (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball).
    Example: "He came all the way around on Williams' hit"
  • (noun): A dose of a narcotic drug.
  • (verb): Consume to excess.
    Example: "Hit the bottle"

Famous quotes containing the word hit:

    Always assume that a lucky hit will not be repeated.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Every now and then, when you’re on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It’s a sound you can’t get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you’ve hit them where they live.
    Shelley Winters (b. 1922)