Hit

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English

Verb

Hit (third-person singular simple present hits, present participle hitting, simple past and past participle hit)

  1. (transitive) To administer a blow to.
  2. (transitive) To come into contact with forcefully and suddenly.
  3. (transitive) To manage to touch in the right place.
  4. (transitive) To kill a person, usually on the instructions of a third party.
  5. (transitive, card games) In blackjack, to deal a card to.
  6. (intransitive, baseball) To come up to bat.
  7. (transitive, colloquial) To briefly visit.
  8. (transitive, informal) To encounter.
  9. (transitive, colloquial) To begin; to start; to open.
  10. (transitive, computing, programming) To use.
  11. (transitive) To affect negatively.
  12. (transitive, figuratively, US, slang) To have sex with.

Noun

Hit (plural Hits)
  1. A blow; a punch.
  2. A success, especially in the entertainment industry.
  3. An attack on a location, person or people.
  4. (computing) (Internet) The result(s) of a search of a computer system or, for example, the entire Internet using a search engine
  5. (Internet) A measured visit to a web site, a request for a single file from a web server.
  6. An approximately correct answer in a test set.
  7. (baseball) The complete play, when the batter reaches base without the benefit of a walk, error, or fielder’s choice.
  8. (colloquial) A dose of an illegal or addictive drug.
  9. A premeditated murder done for criminal or political purposes.

Pronoun

Hit (subjective and objective hit, reflexive and intensive hitself, possessive adjective and noun hits)

  1. (dialectal) It.

Verbs for Hit

acclaim as—; anticipate—; applaud—; chance—; effect—; gain—; obtain—; pray for—; pronounce—; provide—; score—; strike—; —astonishes; —delights; —enriches; —reveals; —surprises.

Adverbs for Hit

severely; viciously; repeatedly; injuriously; cruelly; brutally; vigorously.

Synonyms for Hit

find, reach, gain, win, achieve, contact, attain, succeed, knock, strike, rap, beat, batter, slap, punch.

Antonyms for Hit

Derived terms

Thesaurus

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English hitten (to hit, strike, make contact with) from Old English hittan (to meet with, come upon, fall in with), probably of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse hitta (to strike, meet), from Proto-Germanic *hitjanan (to come upon, find), from Proto-Indo-European *k(')eid- (to fall, fall upon). Cognate with Icelandic hitta (to meet), Danish hitte (to find), Latin caedō (fall).

Etymology 2

From Middle English hit (it), from Old English hit (it), from Proto-Germanic *hit (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *k'e-, *k'ey- (this, here). Cognate with Dutch het (it). More at it. Note 'it.

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Alemannic German

Etymology

From Old High German hiutu, a contraction of hiu tagu, a calque on Latin hodie. Cognate of German heute.

Pronunciation

Adverb

Hit

  1. (Alsatian) today
    Hit isch dr Jean-Pierre so drüri. - Jean-Pierre is so sad today.

Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

Hit m.

  1. hit (a success, especially in the entertainment industry)

Synonyms


Hungarian

Etymology

From hisz (to believe)

Pronunciation

Noun

Hit (plural Hitek)

  1. faith, belief

Declension

Derived terms


Limburgish

Etymology

From Dutch, from English hit

Noun

Hit f.

  1. (slang, Dutch) something popular (book, song, band, country)

Notes

Slang. Mainly used when speaking Dutch, rather than in real Limburgish. Overall speaking, Limburgish is more conservative, so slaag is more often used.

Inflection

Inflection
Root singular Root plural Diminutive singular Diminutive plural
Nominative hit hits hitje hitjes
Genitive hit hits hitjes hitjes
Locative hittes hitteser hitteske hitteskes
Dative¹²
Accusative¹²
  • Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.
  • The dative got out of use around 1900. As this is a recent loanword, there is no conjugation for it to be found.

Norwegian

Adverb

Hit

  1. here (to this place)



Old Dutch

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *hit.

Pronoun

Hit

  1. it

Descendants


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *hit (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *k'e-, *k'ey- (this, here). Cognate with Old Frisian hit (it), Old High German iz (it), Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐍄𐌰 (hita, it). More at .

Pronoun

Hit n. (accusative hit, genitive his, dative him)

  1. it

Descendants


Polish

Etymology

From English hit.

Pronunciation

Noun

Hit m.

  1. hit (a success, especially in the entertainment industry)

Declension


Swedish

Etymology 1

From English hit.

Noun

Hit c.

  1. (informal) hit; something very popular. (A book, a movie, a song, ...)

Etymology 2

From Old Swedish hit < *+at.

Composed in a similar way: Icelandic hegat and hingað.

Pronunciation

Adverb

Hit (not comparable)

  1. here; to this place, hither
    Jag kom hit igår
    I came here yesterday
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