Base hit
Hit Hit, n. 1. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything. [1913 Webster]

So he the famed Cilician fencer praised, And, at each hit, with wonder seems amazed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate chance; as, he made a hit; esp. A performance, as a musical recording, movie, or play, which achieved great popularity or acclaim; also used of books or objects of commerce which become big sellers; as, the new notebook computer was a big hit with business travellers. [1913 Webster +PJC]

What late he called a blessing, now was wit, And God's good providence, a lucky hit. --Pope.

3. A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark; as, a happy hit. [1913 Webster]

4. A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts less than a {gammon}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Baseball) A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a {base hit}. [1913 Webster]

6. An act of murder performed for hire, esp. by a professional assassin. [PJC]

{Base hit}, {Safe hit}, {Sacrifice hit}. (Baseball) See under {Base}, {Safe}, etc.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • base hit — Hit Hit, n. 1. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything. [1913 Webster] So he the famed Cilician fencer praised, And, at each hit, with wonder seems amazed. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Base hit — Base Base, n. [F. base, L. basis, fr. Gr. ba sis a stepping, step, a base, pedestal, fr. bai nein to go, step, akin to E. come. Cf. {Basis}, and see {Come}.] 1. The bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that on which something rests… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • base hit — base′ hit′ n. spo a fair ball enabling the batter to reach base safely without the commission of an error in the field or a force out or fielder s choice on a base runner • Etymology: 1870–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • base hit — ☆ base hit n. Baseball a play in which the batter hits a fair ball and gets on base without benefit of an opponent s error and without forcing out a runner already on base …   English World dictionary

  • base hit — noun (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑safety • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • base hit — noun Date: 1874 a hit in baseball that enables the batter to reach base safely without benefit of an error or fielder s choice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • base hit — noun A successful hit in which the batter safely reaches base …   Wiktionary

  • base hit — noun Baseball a hit that allows the batter to advance safely to a base without an error by the team in the field …   English new terms dictionary

  • base hit — Baseball. a fair ball enabling the batter to reach base without the commission of an error in the field or the making of a force out or fielder s choice on another base runner. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • two-base hit — noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base he hit a double to deep centerfield • Syn: ↑double, ↑two bagger, ↑two baser • Derivationally related forms: ↑double (for: ↑double …   Useful english dictionary

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