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  Definition of hit
  1. (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams'' hit"
  2. 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"
  3. the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
  4. a connection made via the internet to another website; "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
  5. a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
  6. a dose of a narcotic drug
  7. (physics) an 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"
  8. pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to; "He tries to hit on women in bars"
  9. gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
  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
  11. hit with a missile from a weapon
  12. hit the intended target or goal
  13. consume to excess; "hit the bottle"
  14. 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"
  15. 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"
  16. hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
  17. deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
  18. cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
  19. 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"
  20. 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"
  21. drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
  22. 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"
  23. encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
  24. kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
Similar Words: smash, smasher, strike, bang, hitting, striking, collision, score, tally, rack up, shoot, pip, impinge on, run into, collide with, reach, attain, make, arrive at, gain, come to, stumble, murder, slay, dispatch, bump off, polish off, remove


Hyponyms: base hit, safety, bingle, blockbuster, megahit, smash hit, sleeper, contusion, crash, smash, bunt, fly, fly ball, grounder, ground ball, groundball, hopper, header, scorcher, screamer, plunk, plunker, par, shoot, convert, homer, kick, eagle, hole up, ace, walk, equalize, equalise, get even, have, get, make, slice, chop, stroke, retaliate, strike back, gun down, grass, kneecap, ping, spang, bang, rear-end, broadside, connect, spat, thud, bottom, bottom out, bump, knock, run into, bump into, jar against, butt against, knock against, collide, clash, clap, slam, lam into, tear into, lace into, pitch into, lay into, swipe, smite, hook, swat, sock, bop, whop, whap, bash, bean, pop, catch, conk, cosh, brain, nail, boom, blast, crack, sandbag, stun, bat, cut, thump, pound, poke, smack, thwack, belt, punch, plug, slug, slog, swig, whack, wham, wallop, pummel, pommel, biff, buffet, buff, box, club, bludgeon, cudgel, play, foul, cannon, ground out, toe, shank, pitch, snap, whang, undercut, putt, heel, bunker, bounce, backhand, follow through, shell, ground, top, pull, kill, drive, hole, hole out, drag a bunt, snick, racket, dribble, carry, single, double, triple, volley, croquet, loft, max out, break even, catch up, scale, surmount, breast, access, get at, peak, top out, summit, find, culminate, get through, come through, run aground, burke, execute


Grouped Verbs: shoot, pip, strike, make, affect, impress, move


Entailments: compete, vie, contend, aim, take, train, take aim, direct, travel, go, move, locomote


Derivational Morphology: score, tally, rack up, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with, shoot, pip, murder, slay, dispatch, bump off, polish off, remove, collide, clash, run, scorer, hitting, striking, shot, shooter, rap, tap, hitter, striker, contact, impinging, collision, attainment, despatch, killer, slayer, slaying, execution, murderer, liquidator, manslayer


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