[noun] (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
[noun] the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit" Synonyms:ting, striking
[noun] 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" Synonyms:smash, smasher, strike, bang
[noun] (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" Synonyms:collision
[noun] a dose of a narcotic drug
[noun] a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
[noun] a connection made via the internet to another website; "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
[verb] 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" Synonyms:strike
[verb] deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
[verb] 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" Synonyms:reach, make, attain, arrive at, gain
[verb] 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" Synonyms:reach, attain
[verb] hit with a missile from a weapon Synonyms:shoot, pip
[verb] 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" Synonyms:strike, come to
[verb] 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" Synonyms:strike
[verb] hit the intended target or goal
[verb] 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" Synonyms:strike
[verb] encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant" Synonyms:stumble
[verb] gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season" Synonyms:score, tally, rack up