What is hit?

  • (verb): Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target.
    Synonyms: strike
    See also — Additional definitions below


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

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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 career ... the pace off the ball, giving Connors only soft junk shots (dinks, drop shots, and lobs) to hit ... was the norm, Björn Borg excepted, Connors was one of the few players to hit the ball flat, low, and predominantly from the baseline ...
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 ... Later top 20 hits included 1970's "One Less Bell to Answer" (U.S ... The group also had seven other top 40 hits, the last being 1973's "Living Together, Growing Together" (U.S ...
Qinghe Special Steel Corporation Disaster - Reactions and Survivor Accounts
... after the disaster 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 ...
... 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 ... with Hogarth, 1989's Seasons End, was a hit, and albums continued to chart well until the dissipation of the band's mainstream popularity in the late 1990s save for a resurgence in the mid ...

More definitions of "hit":

  • (verb): Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically.
    Synonyms: strike
  • (verb): Hit the intended target or goal.
  • (verb): Hit with a missile from a weapon.
    Synonyms: shoot, pip
  • (noun): A connection made via the internet to another website.
    Example: "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
  • (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
  • (verb): Gain points in a game.
    Example: "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
    Synonyms: score, tally, rack up
  • (noun): A dose of a narcotic drug.
  • (noun): A conspicuous success.
    Example: "That song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"
    Synonyms: smash, smasher, strike, bang
  • (verb): Cause to move by striking.
    Example: "Hit a ball"
  • (verb): Consume to excess.
    Example: "Hit the bottle"
  • (verb): Cause to experience suddenly.
    Example: "An interesting idea hit her"
    Synonyms: strike, come to
  • (verb): Reach a point in time, or a certain state or level.
    Example: "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"
    Synonyms: reach, attain
  • (verb): Encounter by chance.
    Synonyms: stumble
  • (verb): Deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument.
    Example: "He hit her hard in the face"
  • (verb): Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely.
    Example: "We were hit by really bad weather"
    Synonyms: strike
  • (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
  • (noun): A murder carried out by an underworld syndicate.
    Example: "It has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
  • (verb): Pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to.
    Example: "He tries to hit on women in bars"
  • (verb): Drive something violently into a location.
    Example: "He hit his fist on the table"
    Synonyms: strike
  • (noun): (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball).
    Example: "He came all the way around on Williams' hit"

Famous quotes containing the word hit:

    In the felt of the morning the calico minded,
    sufficiently starched, insert papers, hit keys,
    efficient and sure as their adding machines;
    yet they weep in the vault,
    Patricia K. Page (b. 1916)

    If we make a couple of discoveries here and there we need not believe things will go on like this for ever.... Just as we hit water when we dig in the earth, so we discover the incomprehensible sooner or later.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    Carlyle’s humor is vigorous and titanic, and has more sense in it than the sober philosophy of many another. It is not to be disposed of by laughter and smiles merely; it gets to be too serious for that: only they may laugh who are not hit by it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)