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English Dictionary: hit by the DICT Development Group
7 results for hit
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
  2. the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
    Synonym(s): hit, hitting, striking
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang
  4. (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"
    Synonym(s): collision, hit
  5. a dose of a narcotic drug
  6. a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
  7. a connection made via the internet to another website; "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
  1. cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
  2. hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
    Synonym(s): hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with
    Antonym(s): miss
  3. deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
  4. 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"
    Synonym(s): reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
  5. 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"
    Synonym(s): hit, strike
  6. hit with a missile from a weapon
    Synonym(s): shoot, hit, pip
  7. encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
    Synonym(s): stumble, hit
  8. gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
    Synonym(s): score, hit, tally, rack up
  9. 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"
    Synonym(s): hit, strike, come to
  10. 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"
    Synonym(s): strike, hit
  11. kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
    Synonym(s): murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove
  12. drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
    Synonym(s): hit, strike
  13. 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"
    Synonym(s): reach, hit, attain
  14. 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"
    Synonym(s): strike, hit
  15. consume to excess; "hit the bottle"
  16. hit the intended target or goal
  17. pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to; "He tries to hit on women in bars"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hit \Hit\, v. i.
      1. To meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; --
            followed by against or on.
                     If bodies be extension alone, how can they move and
                     hit one against another?                     --Locke.
                     Corpuscles, meeting with or hitting on those bodies,
                     become conjoined with them.               --Woodward.
      2. To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed,
            -- often with implied chance, or luck.
                     And oft it hits Where hope is coldest and despair
                     most fits.                                          --Shak.
                     And millions miss for one that hits.   --Swift.
      {To hit on} [or] {upon}, to light upon; to come to by chance.
            [bd]None of them hit upon the art.[b8] --Addison.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hit \Hit\, pron.
      It. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hit \Hit\,
      3d pers. sing. pres. of {Hide}, contracted from hideth.
      [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hit \Hit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hit}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Hitting}.] [OE. hitten, hutten, of Scand. origin; cf. Dan.
      hitte to hit, find, Sw. & Icel. hitta.]
      1. To reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch,
            usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an
            object aimed at).
                     I think you have hit the mark.            --Shak.
      2. 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.
                     Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the
                     notes right.                                       --Locke.
                     There you hit him; . . . that argument never fails
                     with him.                                          --Dryden.
                     Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense
                     of human sight.                                 --Milton.
                     He scarcely hit my humor.                  --Tennyson.
      3. To guess; to light upon or discover. [bd]Thou hast hit
            it.[b8] --Shak.
      4. (Backgammon) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging
            to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected
            piece on a point.
      {To hit off}, to describe with quick characteristic strokes;
            as, to hit off a speaker. --Sir W. Temple.
      {To hit out}, to perform by good luck. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hit \Hit\, n.
      1. A striking against; the collision of one body against
            another; the stroke that touches anything.
                     So he the famed Cilician fencer praised, And, at
                     each hit, with wonder seems amazed.   --Dryden.
      2. A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate
            chance; as, he made a hit.
                     What late he called a blessing, now was wit, And
                     God's good providence, a lucky hit.   --Pope.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. {cache hit}.
      2. A request to a {web server} from a {web
      browser} or other {client} (e.g. a {robot}).
      The number of hits on a server may be important for
      determining advertising revenue.
      In the course of loading a single {web page}, a browser may
      hit a web server many times e.g. to retrieve the page itself
      and each {image} on the page.   In contrast, caching by
      browsers and {web proxies} reduces the number of hits on the
      server because some requests are satisfied from the cache.
      3. To press and release a key on the keyboard.   Some
      prefer the less aggressive "tap".
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