1. (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball) (synset 100044640)
    "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
  2. The act of contacting one thing with another (synset 100126449)
    "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
  3. A conspicuous success (synset 100065324)
    "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"
  4. (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together (synset 107317160)
    "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"
  5. A dose of a narcotic drug (synset 103527722)
  6. A murder carried out by an underworld syndicate (synset 101252922)
    "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
  7. A connection made via the internet to another website (synset 100146599)
    "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
  1. Cause to move by striking (synset 201407698)
    "hit a ball"
  2. Hit against;
    Come into sudden contact with (synset 201238728)
    "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
  3. Deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument (synset 201402698)
    "He hit her hard in the face"
  4. Reach a destination, either real or abstract (synset 202024442)
    "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"
  5. Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely (synset 201211755)
    "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"
  6. Hit with a missile from a weapon (synset 201139564)
  7. Encounter by chance (synset 202211244)
    "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
  8. Gain points in a game (synset 201114241)
    "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
  9. Cause to experience suddenly (synset 202113245)
    "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"
  10. Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target (synset 201126313)
    "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"
  11. Kill intentionally and with premeditation (synset 202488014)
    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
  12. Drive something violently into a location (synset 202108439)
    "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
  13. Reach a point in time, or a certain state or level (synset 202010848)
    "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
  14. Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments (synset 201212046)
    "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"
  15. Hit the intended target or goal (synset 201154862)
  16. Pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to (synset 200783950)
    "He tries to hit on women in bars"

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