Definition and Meanings for hit

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Hit is ranked 32,608 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of hit

pronoun, 3d person singular present, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of hit

oe. hitten, hutten, of scand. origin; cf. dan. hitte to hit, find, sw. & icel. hitta

Meaning of hit


as pronoun

  • it.

as 3d person singular present

  • 3d pers. sing. pres. of hide, contracted from hideth.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an object aimed at).
  • to reach or attain exactly; to meet according to the occasion; to perform successfully; to attain to; to accord with; to be conformable to; to suit.
  • to guess; to light upon or discover.
  • to take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected piece on a point.

as intransitive verb

  • to meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; -- followed by against or on.
  • to meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, -- often with implied chance, or luck.

as noun

  • a striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.
  • a stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate chance; as, he made a hit;;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.
  • a peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark; as, a happy hit.
  • a game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. it counts less than a gammon.
  • a striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a base hit.
  • an act of murder performed for hire, esp. by a professional assassin.
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