What is the meaning of hit?


  • Baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball. ()
    • usage: "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
  • The act of contacting one thing with another.
    • usage: "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
  • A conspicuous success.
    • usage: "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"
  • Physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together. (
    • usage: "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"
  • A dose of a narcotic drug.
  • A murder carried out by an underworld syndicate.
    • usage: "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
  • A connection made via the internet to another website.
    • usage: "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"


  • Cause to move by striking.
    • usage: "hit a ball"
  • Hit against; come into sudden contact with.
    • usage: "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
  • Deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument.
    • usage: "He hit her hard in the face"
  • Reach a destination, either real or abstract.
    • usage: "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"
  • Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely.
    • usage: "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"
  • Hit with a missile from a weapon.
  • Encounter by chance.
    • usage: "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
  • Gain points in a game.
    • usage: "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit. 300 in the past season"
  • Cause to experience suddenly.
    • usage: "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"
  • Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target.
    • usage: "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"
  • Kill intentionally and with premeditation.
    • usage: "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
  • Drive something violently into a location.
    • usage: "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
  • Reach a point in time, or a certain state or level.
    • usage: "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
  • Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically.
    • usage: "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note"
  • Consume to excess.
    • usage: "hit the bottle"
  • Hit the intended target or goal.
  • Pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to.
    • usage: "He tries to hit on women in bars"
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APAWordNet. (2010). hit. Retrieved October 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/hit/definitions/1188728
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "hit" http://smartdefine.org/hit/definitions/1188728 (accessed October 19, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, hit, Smart Define, viewed 19 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/hit/definitions/1188728>.
MLAWordNet. "hit" 23 October 2010. Web. 19 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/hit/definitions/1188728>
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