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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  • hit — [hit] vt. hit, hitting [ME hitten < OE hittan < ON hitta, to hit upon, meet with < IE base * keid , to fall > Welsh cwydd, a fall] 1. to come against, usually with force; strike [the car hit the tree] 2. to give a blow to; strike;… …   English World dictionary

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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