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HIT, v.t. pret. and pp. hit.

1. To strike or touch, either with or without force. We hit a thing with the finger, or with the head; a cannon ball hits a mast, or a wall.

2. To strike or touch, either with or without force. We hit a thing with the finger, or with the head; a cannon ball hits a mast, or a wall.

The archers hit him. 1 Sam.31.

3. To reach; to attain to.

Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the notes right--

4. To suit; to be conformable.

--Melancholy,

Whose saintly visage is too bright

To hit the sense of human sight.

5. To strike; to touch properly; to offer the right bait.

There you hit him--that argument never fails with him.

To hit off, to strike out; to determine luckily.

1. To represent or describe exactly.

To hit out, to perform by good luck. [Little used.]

HIT, v.i. To strike; to meet or come in contact; to clash; followed by against or on.

If bodies be mere extension, how can they move and hit one against another.

Corpuscles meeting with or hitting on those bodies, become conjoined with them.

1. To meet or fall on by good luck; to succeed by accident; not to miss.

And oft it hits

Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.

2. To strike or reach the intended point; to succeed.

And millions miss for one that hits.

To hit on or upon, to light on; to come to or fall on by chance; to meet or find, as by accident.

None of them hit upon the art.

HIT, n. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke or blow that touches any thing.

So he the famed Cilician fencer prais'd,

And at each hit with wonder seems amaz'd.

1. A chance; a casual event; as a lucky hit.

2. A lucky chance; a fortunate event.

3. A term in back-gammon. Three hits are equal to a gammon.

HIT, v.i.

1. To move by jerks, or with stops; as, in colloquial language, to hitch along.

Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time

Slides in a verse, or hitches in a rhyme.

2. To become entangled; to be caught or hooked.

3. To hit the legs together in going, as horses. [Not used in the U. States.]

4. To hop; to spring on one leg. [Local.]

5. To move or walk.



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HIT, v.t. pret. and pp. hit.

1. To strike or touch, either with or without force. We hit a thing with the finger, or with the head; a cannon ball hits a mast, or a wall.

2. To strike or touch, either with or without force. We hit a thing with the finger, or with the head; a cannon ball hits a mast, or a wall.

The archers hit him. 1 Sam.31.

3. To reach; to attain to.

Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the notes right--

4. To suit; to be conformable.

--Melancholy,

Whose saintly visage is too bright

To hit the sense of human sight.

5. To strike; to touch properly; to offer the right bait.

There you hit him--that argument never fails with him.

To hit off, to strike out; to determine luckily.

1. To represent or describe exactly.

To hit out, to perform by good luck. [Little used.]

HIT, v.i. To strike; to meet or come in contact; to clash; followed by against or on.

If bodies be mere extension, how can they move and hit one against another.

Corpuscles meeting with or hitting on those bodies, become conjoined with them.

1. To meet or fall on by good luck; to succeed by accident; not to miss.

And oft it hits

Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.

2. To strike or reach the intended point; to succeed.

And millions miss for one that hits.

To hit on or upon, to light on; to come to or fall on by chance; to meet or find, as by accident.

None of them hit upon the art.

HIT, n. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke or blow that touches any thing.

So he the famed Cilician fencer prais'd,

And at each hit with wonder seems amaz'd.

1. A chance; a casual event; as a lucky hit.

2. A lucky chance; a fortunate event.

3. A term in back-gammon. Three hits are equal to a gammon.

HIT, v.i.

1. To move by jerks, or with stops; as, in colloquial language, to hitch along.

Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time

Slides in a verse, or hitches in a rhyme.

2. To become entangled; to be caught or hooked.

3. To hit the legs together in going, as horses. [Not used in the U. States.]

4. To hop; to spring on one leg. [Local.]

5. To move or walk.

HIT, n.

  1. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke or blow that touches any thing. So he the famed Cilician fencer prais'd, And at each hit with wonder seems amazed. Dryden.
  2. A chance; a casual event; as, a lucky hit.
  3. A lucky chance; a fortunate event. Dryden.
  4. A term in back-gammon. Three hits are equal to a gammon.

HIT, v.i.

  1. To strike; to meet or come in contact; to clash; followed by against or on. If bodies be mere extension, how can they move and hit one against another. Locke. Corpuscles meeting with or hitting on those bodies, become conjointed with them. Woodward.
  2. To meet or fall on by good luck; to succeed by accident; not to miss. And oft it hits / Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits. Shak.
  3. To strike or reach the intended point; to succeed. And millions miss for one that hits. Swift. To hit on or upon, to light on; to come to or fall on by chance; to meet or find, as by accident. None of them hit upon the art. Addison.

HIT, v.t. [pret. and pp. hit. Sw. hitta, Dan. hitter, to find, to meet, that is, to come to, to come or fall on. This word illustrates the signification of find.]

  1. To strike or touch, either with or without force. We hit a thing with the finger, or with the head; a cannon ball hits a mast, or a wall.
  2. To strike or touch a mark with any thing directed to that object; not to miss. The archers hit him. 1 Sam. xxxi.
  3. To reach; to attain to. Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the notes right. Locke.
  4. To suit; to be conformable. – Melancholy, / Whose saintly visage is too bright / To hit the sense of human sight. Milton.
  5. To strike; to touch properly; to offer the right bait. There you hit him – that argument never fails with him. Dryden. To hit off, to strike out; to determine luckily. Temple. #2. To represent or describe exactly. To hit out, to perform by good luck. [Little used.] Spenser.

Hit
  1. It.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. To reach with a stroke or blow] to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an object aimed at).

    I think you have hit the mark. Shak.

  3. To meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; -- followed by against or on.

    If bodies be extension alone, how can they move and hit one against another? Locke.

    Corpuscles, meeting with or hitting on those bodies, become conjoined with them. Woodward.

  4. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.

    So he the famed Cilician fencer praised,
    And, at each hit, with wonder seems amazed.
    Dryden.

  5. 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.

    Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the notes right. Locke.

    There you hit him; . . . that argument never fails with him. Dryden.

    Whose saintly visage is too bright
    To hit the sense of human sight.
    Milton.

    He scarcely hit my humor. Tennyson.

  6. To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, -- often with implied chance, or luck.

    And oft it hits
    Where hope is coldest and despair most fits.
    Shak.

    And millions miss for one that hits. Swift.

    To hit on or upon, to light upon; to come to by chance. "None of them hit upon the art." Addison.

  7. A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate chance; as, he made a hit.

    What late he called a blessing, now was wit,
    And God's good providence, a lucky hit.
    Pope.

  8. To guess; to light upon or discover.

    "Thou hast hit it." Shak.
  9. A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark; as, a happy hit.
  10. To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected piece on a point.

    To hit off, to describe with quick characteristic strokes; as, to hit off a speaker. Sir W. Temple. -- To hit out, to perform by good luck. [Obs.] Spenser.

  11. A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts less than a gammon.
  12. A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a base hit.

    Base hit, Safe hit, Sacrifice hit. (Baseball) See under Base, Safe, etc.

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Hit

HIT, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive hit

1. To strike or touch, either with or without force. We hit a thing with the finger, or with the head; a cannon ball hits a mast, or a wall.

2. To strike or touch, either with or without force. We hit a thing with the finger, or with the head; a cannon ball hits a mast, or a wall.

The archers hit him. 1 Samuel 31:3.

3. To reach; to attain to.

Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the notes right--

4. To suit; to be conformable.

--Melancholy,

Whose saintly visage is too bright

To hit the sense of human sight.

5. To strike; to touch properly; to offer the right bait.

There you hit him--that argument never fails with him.

To hit off, to strike out; to determine luckily.

1. To represent or describe exactly.

To hit out, to perform by good luck. [Little used.]

HIT, verb intransitive To strike; to meet or come in contact; to clash; followed by against or on.

If bodies be mere extension, how can they move and hit one against another.

Corpuscles meeting with or hitting on those bodies, become conjoined with them.

1. To meet or fall on by good luck; to succeed by accident; not to miss.

And oft it hits

Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.

2. To strike or reach the intended point; to succeed.

And millions miss for one that hits.

To hit on or upon, to light on; to come to or fall on by chance; to meet or find, as by accident.

None of them hit upon the art.

HIT, noun A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke or blow that touches any thing.

So he the famed Cilician fencer prais'd,

And at each hit with wonder seems amaz'd.

1. A chance; a casual event; as a lucky hit

2. A lucky chance; a fortunate event.

3. A term in back-gammon. Three hits are equal to a gammon.

HIT, verb intransitive

1. To move by jerks, or with stops; as, in colloquial language, to hitch along.

Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time

Slides in a verse, or hitches in a rhyme.

2. To become entangled; to be caught or hooked.

3. To hit the legs together in going, as horses. [Not used in the U. States.]

4. To hop; to spring on one leg. [Local.]

5. To move or walk.

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