AskDefine | Define hit

Dictionary Definition



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" [syn: 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" [syn: smash, smasher, strike, bang]
4 (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" [syn: collision]
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" [syn: strike, impinge on, run into, collide with] [ant: miss]
3 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" [syn: strike]
4 deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
5 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" [syn: reach, make, attain, arrive at, gain]
6 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" [syn: reach, attain]
7 hit with a missile from a weapon [syn: shoot, pip]
8 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" [syn: strike, come to]
9 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" [syn: strike]
10 hit the intended target or goal
11 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" [syn: strike]
12 encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant" [syn: stumble]
13 gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season" [syn: score, tally, rack up]
14 consume to excess; "hit the bottle"
15 kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered" [syn: murder, slay, dispatch, bump off, polish off, remove]
16 drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling" [syn: strike]
17 pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to; "He tries to hit on women in bars" [also: hitting]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /hɪt/
  • /hIt/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪt


  1. To administer a blow to.
    One boy hit the other.
  2. To come into contact with forcefully and suddenly.
    The ball hit the fence.
  3. To manage to touch in the right place.
    I hit the jackpot.
  4. To kill a person on the instructions of a third party.
    Hit him tonight and throw the body in the river.
  5. In blackjack, to deal a card to.
    Hit me.
  6. To come up to bat.
    Jones hit for the pitcher.
  7. To go (somewhere).
    We hit the grocery store on the way to the park.
  8. To begin; to start; to open.
    The movie hits theaters in December.
  9. In the context of "computing|programming": To use.
    The external web servers hit DBSRV7, the internal web server hits DBSRV3.
  10. To affect negatively.
    The economy was hit by a recession.
  11. In the context of "figurative|US|slang": To have sex with.
    I'd hit that.


To give a blow
  • Bulgarian: улучвам
  • Dutch: raken, treffen
  • Finnish: iskeä, lyödä
  • French: frapper
  • German: schlagen, treffen, stoßen
  • Norwegian: slå
  • Swedish: slå
To manage to touch in the right place
  • Bulgarian: удрям
  • Dutch: slaan
  • German: treffen
  • Norwegian: treffe
  • Swedish: träffa
To kill a person on the instructions of a third party
  • Finnish: murhata, tappaa
  • German: morden
In blackjack, to deal a card to
  • Norwegian: hit
To come up to bat
To go (somewhere)
To begin
  • Finnish: tulla
  • German: abschlagen
To use
To affect negatively
  • Finnish: vaikeuttaa, vahingoittaa, haitata, kärsiä
  • Norwegian: ramme


  1. A blow; a punch.
    The hit was very slight.
  2. A success, especially in the entertainment industry.
    The band played their hit song to the delight of the fans.
  3. An attack on a location.
  4. The complete play, when the batter reaches base without the benefit of a walk, error, or fielder’s choice.
    The catcher got a hit to lead off the fifth.
  5. A dose of an illegal or addictive drug.
    Where am I going to get my next hit?



blow, punch
  • Bulgarian: удар
  • Finnish: isku, lyönti
  • German: Schlag, Hieb, Stoß, Treffer
  • Spanish: golpe
  • Swedish: slag
success, especially in the entertainment industry
attack on a location
  • Finnish: isku
  • German: Anschlag
complete play, when the batter reaches base without the benefit of a walk, error, or fielder’s choice
dose of an illegal or addictive drug



  • /ˈhit/|lang=hu


hu-noun ek


Etymology 1

From English.


  1. hit; something very popular. (A book, a movie, a song, ...)

Etymology 2



  1. here; to this place, hither
    Jag kom hit igår = I came here yesterday
See also

Extensive Definition

Hit and the acronym HIT may refer to:
hit in German: Hit
hit in Esperanto: Hit
hit in French: Hit
hit in Italian: HIT
hit in Dutch: Hit
hit in Japanese: HIT
hit in Polish: Hit
hit in Russian: Хит
hit in Swedish: Hit

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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vivant, take a potshot, take care of, take the offensive, taking exception, talk show, tally, tattoo, teleplay, television drama, television play, tell, ten, theater of cruelty, thrust at, thump, thwack, time in, torpedo, total theater, touch, touchdown, trace, trace down, track down, traumatize, trichoschistism, triumph, tumble, turn up, vaccination, vaccine, variety show, vaudeville, vaudeville show, vehicle, wade into, wallop, waste, whack, wham, whomp, whop, wipe, wipe out, word-of-mouth success, work, wow, yerk, zap
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