• A blow; a punch; a striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.
  • Something very successful, such as a song, film, or video game, that receives widespread recognition and acclaim.
  • An attack on a location, person or people.
  • A collision of a projectile with the target.
  • A match found by searching a computer system or search engine
  • A measured visit to a web site, a request for a single file from a web server.
  • An approximately correct answer in a test set.
  • The complete play, when the batter reaches base without the benefit of a walk, error, or fielder’s choice.
  • A dose of an illegal or addictive drug.
  • A premeditated murder done for criminal or political purposes.
  • A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark.
  • A move that throws one of the opponent's men back to the entering point.
  • A game won after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts for less than a gammon.


  • Very successful.



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  • From Middle English hitten, from Old English hittan ("to meet with, come upon, fall in with"), from Old Norse hitta ("to strike, meet"), from Proto-Germanic *hittijaną ("to come upon, find"), from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂eyd-.
  • Cognate with Icelandic hitta ("to meet"), Danish hitte ("to find"), Latin caedō ("to kill"), Albanian qit ("to hit, throw, pull out, release").
  • From Middle English hit ("it"), from Old English hit ("it"), from Proto-Germanic *hit ("this, this one"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey-. Cognate with Dutch het ("it"). More at it. Note 'it.

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