(noun, verb, pronoun)


1. (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)

- he came all the way around on Williams' hit

Definition categories: act, effort, exploit, feat

2. the act of contacting one thing with another

- repeated hitting raised a large bruise

- after three misses she finally got a hit

Similar word(s): hitting, striking

Definition categories: act, touch, touching

3. a noticeable success

- that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career

Similar word(s): bang, smash, smasher, strike

Definition categories: act, success

4. (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together

Similar word(s): collision

Definition categories: event, contact, impinging, striking

5. a dose of a narcotic drug

Definition categories: man–made, dosage, dose

6. a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate

- it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit

Definition categories: act, execution, murder, slaying

7. a connection made via the internet to another website

- WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide

Definition categories: act, connection, connexion, joining

Sentences with hit as a noun:

- The hit was very slight.

- The band played their hit song to the delight of the fans.

- The catcher got a hit to lead off the fifth.

- Where am I going to get my next hit?

- a happy hit


1. (dialectal) It.


1. cause to move by striking

- hit a ball

Definition categories: contact, impel, propel

2. hit against; come into sudden contact with

- The car hit a tree

Similar word(s): strike

Definition categories: contact, touch

3. deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

- He hit her hard in the face

Definition categories: contact, touch

4. reach a destination, either real or abstract

- We hit Detroit by noon

- I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts

Similar word(s): attain, gain, make, reach

Definition categories: motion

5. affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

- We were hit by really bad weather

Similar word(s): strike

Definition categories: contact, affect, impact, touch

6. hit with a missile from a weapon

Similar word(s): pip, shoot

Definition categories: competition, injure, wound

7. encounter by chance

Similar word(s): stumble

Definition categories: possession

8. gain points in a game

- He hit a home run

- He hit .300 in the past season

Similar word(s): score, tally

Definition categories: competition, advance, gain, win

9. cause to experience suddenly

- An interesting idea hit her

Similar word(s): strike

Definition categories: perception

10. make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

Similar word(s): strike

Definition categories: competition, assail, attack

11. kill intentionally and with premeditation

Similar word(s): dispatch, murder, off, remove, slay

Definition categories: social, kill

12. drive something violently into a location

- he hit his fist on the table

Similar word(s): strike

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

13. reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

- The thermometer hit 100 degrees

Similar word(s): attain, reach

Definition categories: motion, arrive, come, get

14. produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments

Similar word(s): strike

Definition categories: contact, touch

15. hit the intended target or goal

Definition categories: competition, succeed, win

16. pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to

- He tries to hit on women in bars

Definition categories: communication, approach

Sentences with hit as a verb:

- One boy hit the other.

- The ball hit the fence.

- Hit him tonight and throw the body in the river.

- If intelligence had been what it should have been, I don't think we'd ever have hit that island.

- We hit the grocery store on the way to the park.

- You'll hit some nasty thunderstorms if you descend too late.  We hit a lot of traffic coming back from the movies.

- I hit the jackpot.  The movie hits theaters in December.  The temperature could hit 110°F tomorrow.  We hit Detroit at one in the morning but kept driving through the night.

- The economy was hit by a recession.  The hurricane hit his fishing business hard.

- Hit me.

- Jones hit for the pitcher.

- The external web servers hit DBSRV7, but the internal web server hits DBSRV3.

- I'd hit that.

- I hit that bong every night after work