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hit – Wiktionary

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Center English hitten (to hit, strike, make contact with), from Previous English hittan (to satisfy with, encounter, fall in with), from Previous Norse hitta (to strike, meet), from Proto-Germanic *hittijaną (to come back upon, discover), from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂eyd- (to fall; fall upon; hit; minimize; hew).

Cognate with Icelandic hitta (to satisfy), Danish hitte (to search out), Latin caedō (fall), Albanian qit (to hit, throw, pull out, launch).

Verb[edit]

hit (third-person singular easy current hits, current participle hitting, easy previous hit or (dialectal, out of date) hat or (uncommon, dialectal) het, previous participle hit or (archaic, uncommon, dialectal) hitten)

  1. (heading, bodily) To strike.
    1. (transitive) To manage a blow to, straight or with a weapon or missile.

      One boy hit the opposite.

      • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Novice Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], OCLC 752825175:

        Orion hit a rabbit as soon as; however although sore wounded it obtained to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the facet of the outlet and was drawn out. Certainly, a nail filed sharp is just not of a lot avail as an arrowhead; you need to have it barbed, and that was a little bit past our talent.

      • 1922-1927, Frank Harris, My Life and Loves
        He tried to hit me however I dodged the blow and went out to plot revenge.
      • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[[Episode 15]]”, in Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, revealed October 1922, OCLC 2297483:

        Bello: (Shouts) Good, by the rumping leaping common! That is the most effective bit of stories I heard these six weeks. Right here, do not hold me ready, rattling you! (He slaps her face)
        Bello: (Whimpers) You are after hitting me. I am going to inform []

      • 1934, Robert E. Howard, The Slugger’s Sport
        I hunted him for half a hour, aiming to study him to hit a person with a table-leg after which run, however I did not discover him.
    2. (transitive) To come back into contact with forcefully and instantly.

      The ball hit the fence.

      • a dozen apples, every of them close to as giant as a Bristol barrel, got here tumbling about my ears; certainly one of them hit me on the again as I chanced to stoop, and knocked me down flat on my face.
      • 1882, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Physician Grimshawe’s Secret: A romance
        In the meantime the road boys saved up a bathe of mud balls, a lot of which hit the Physician, whereas the remaining had been distributed upon his assailants.
    3. (intransitive) To strike towards one thing.
      • a. 1705, John Locke, “An Examination of P[ère] Malebranche’s Opinion of Seeing All Issues in God”, in Posthumous Works of Mr. John Locke: [], London: [] A[wnsham] and J[ohn] Churchill, [], revealed 1706, OCLC 6963663:

        If our bodies be extension alone, [] how can they transfer and hit one towards one other?
    4. (transitive) To activate a button or key by urgent and releasing it.

      Hit the Enter key to proceed.

    5. (transitive, slang) To kill an individual, often on the directions of a 3rd celebration.

      Hit him tonight and throw the physique within the river.

      • 1973, Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Half II (screenplay, second draft)
        FREDO: Mikey, why would they ever hit poor outdated Frankie 5-Angels? I beloved that ole sonuvabitch.
    6. (transitive, army) To assault, particularly amphibiously.

      If intelligence had been what it ought to have been, I do not suppose we might ever have hit that island.

  2. (transitive) To handle to the touch (a goal) in the precise place.
    I hit the jackpot.
    Antonym: miss
  3. (transitive, colloquial) To modify on.
    Antonyms: minimize, kill
    Any individual’s been right here! Hit the lights!
  4. (transitive, colloquial) To briefly go to.

    We hit the grocery retailer on the best way to the park.

  5. (transitive, casual) To come across an impediment or different problem.

    You may hit some nasty thunderstorms for those who descend too late.We hit a whole lot of site visitors getting back from the films.

  6. (heading) To achieve, to attain.
    1. (transitive, casual) To succeed in or obtain.

      The film hits theaters in December.

      The temperature may hit 110°F tomorrow.

      We hit Detroit at one within the morning however saved driving via the night time.

      • 2012, August 1. Owen Gibson in Guardian Limitless, London 2012: rowers Glover and Stanning win Group GB’s first gold medal:
        And her success with Glover, a product of the Nationwide Lottery-funded Sporting Giants expertise identification programme, may even spark aid amongst British officers who had been beginning to fret a little bit about hitting their goal of equalling fourth within the medal desk from Beijing.
    2. (intransitive) To fulfill or attain what was geared toward or desired; to succeed, usually by luck.
      • c. 1604–1605, William Shakespeare, “All’s VVell, that Ends VVell”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Printed Based on the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, revealed 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i]:

        And oft it hits / The place hope is coldest and despair most suits.

      • 1733, Jonathan Swift, On Poetry, a Rhapsody
        Thousands and thousands miss for one which hits.
    3. To guess; to mild upon or uncover.
      • c. 1590–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Printed Based on the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, revealed 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i]:

        Thou hast hit it.

  7. (transitive) To have an effect on negatively.

    The financial system was hit by a recession.  The hurricane hit his fishing enterprise onerous.

  8. (figuratively) To assault.
    • 2016 March 3, Nick Gass, quoting Donald Trump, “Trump on small fingers: ‘I assure you there isn’t any drawback’”, in Politico[1]:

      I’ve to say this, he hit my fingers. No one has ever hit my fingers. I’ve by no means heard of this one. Have a look at these fingers. Are they small fingers?

  9. (heading, video games) To make a play.
    1. (transitive, card video games) In blackjack, to deal a card to.

      Hit me.

    2. (intransitive, baseball) To come back as much as bat.

      Jones hit for the pitcher.

    3. (backgammon) To take up, or substitute by a bit belonging to the opposing participant; stated of a single unprotected piece on a degree.
  10. (transitive, computing, programming) To make use of; to hook up with.

    The exterior internet servers hit DBSRV7, however the inside internet server hits DBSRV3.

  11. (transitive, US, slang) To have intercourse with.

    I would hit that.

  12. (transitive, US, slang) To inhale an quantity of smoke from a narcotic substance, significantly marijuana.
    • 2005, Jordan Houston, Darnell Carlton, Paul Beauregard, Premro Smith, Marlon Goodwin, David Brown, and Willie Hutchinson (lyrics), “Keep Fly”, in Most Identified Unknown[2], Sony BMG, carried out by Three 6 Mafia (that includes Younger Buck, Eight Ball, and MJG):

      Tastes like fruit if you hit it; obtained to have bread to get it.

Synonyms[edit]
Antonyms[edit]
  • (handle to the touch in the precise place): miss
Derived phrases[edit]
Translations[edit]
The translations beneath have to be checked and inserted above into the suitable translation tables, eradicating any numbers. Numbers don’t essentially match these in definitions. See directions at Wiktionary:Entry format § Translations.

Noun[edit]

hit (plural hits)

  1. A blow; a punch; a putting towards; the collision of 1 physique towards one other; the stroke that touches something.
    The hit was very slight.
  2. One thing very profitable, similar to a track, movie, or online game, that receives widespread recognition and acclaim.
    • 2012 February 9, Tasha Robinson, “Movie: Overview: Chico & Rita”, in (Please present the e book title or journal title)[3]:

      Chico & Rita opens within the fashionable period, as an aged, weary Chico shines sneakers in his native Cuba. Then a track heard on the radio—a hit he wrote and recorded with Rita of their youth—carries him again to 1948 Havana, the place they first met.

  3. An assault on a location, individual or individuals.
  4. A collision of a projectile with the goal.
    1. Within the sport of Battleship, an accurate guess at the place one’s opponent ship is.
  5. (computing, Web) A match discovered by looking a pc system or search engine
  6. (Web) A measured go to to a site, a request for a single file from an internet server.
    My website obtained twice as many hits after being listed in a search engine.
  7. An roughly appropriate reply in a take a look at set.
  8. (baseball) The entire play, when the batter reaches base with out the advantage of a stroll, error, or fielder’s selection.
    The catcher obtained a hit to steer off the fifth.
  9. (colloquial) A dose of an unlawful or addictive drug.
    The place am I going to get my subsequent hit?
  10. A premeditated homicide accomplished for prison or political functions.
  11. (dated) A peculiarly apt expression or flip of thought; a phrase which hits the mark.
    a contented hit
  12. (backgammon) A transfer that throws one of many opponent’s males again to the coming into level.
  13. (backgammon) A sport received after the adversary has eliminated a few of his males. It counts for lower than a gammon.
Antonyms[edit]
Derived phrases[edit]
Descendants[edit]
Translations[edit]
The translations beneath have to be checked and inserted above into the suitable translation tables, eradicating any numbers. Numbers don’t essentially match these in definitions. See directions at Wiktionary:Entry format § Translations.

Adjective[edit]

hit (not comparable)

  1. Very profitable.
    The band performed their hit track to the delight of the followers.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Center English hit (it), from Previous English hit (it), from Proto-Germanic *hit (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey- (this, right here). Cognate with Dutch het (it). Extra at it. Be aware ‘it.

Pronoun[edit]

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

  1. (dialectal) It.
    • 1922, Philip Gengembre Hubert, The Atlantic month-to-month, Quantity 130:
      However how hit was to come back about did not seem.
    • 1998, Nancy A. Walker, What’s so humorous?: humor in American tradition:
      Now, George, grease it good, an’ let hit slide down the hill hits personal method.
Derived phrases[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Alemannic German[edit]

Different varieties[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Previous Excessive German hiutu, from hiu +‎ tagu, a calque of Latin hodie. Cognate with German heute, Dutch heden.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hit

  1. (Alsatian) at the moment

    Hit isch dr Jean-Pierre so drüri.Jean-Pierre is so unhappy at the moment.


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English hit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hit m (plural hits)

  1. hit (one thing very profitable)
    Synonym: èxit
    • 2020 February 6, Time Out Barcelona[4], quantity 583, web page 8, column Sèries:

      Us passareu els capítols amb el Shazam obert buscant els hits que sonen.

      You may spend the episodes with Shazam open, trying to find the hits that play.

References[edit]


Chamorro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kita, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kita. Doublet of ta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hit

  1. we, us (inclusive)

Utilization notes[edit]

See additionally[edit]

References[edit]

  • Donald M. Topping (1973) Chamorro Reference Grammar[5], Honolulu: College of Hawaii Press.

Etymology[edit]

From English hit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hit m

  1. hit (a hit, particularly within the leisure trade)
    Synonym: šlágr

Etymology[edit]

From English hit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hit n (singular particular hittet, plural indefinite hit or hits)

  1. hit (one thing very profitable)

Inflection[edit]

Additional studying[edit]


Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English hit.

Noun[edit]

hit m (plural hits, diminutive hitje n)

  1. A hit track, a very fashionable and profitable track.
  2. (by extension) Successful, one thing fashionable and profitable (particularly within the leisure trade).
Derived phrases[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of Hitlander (Shetlander).

Noun[edit]

hit m (plural hitten, diminutive hitje n or hitske n)

  1. (dated) A Shetland pony.
  2. (dated, regional) Any pony or small horse.
Derived phrases[edit]

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hisz (to consider).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hit (plural hitek)

  1. religion, perception
  2. (archaic) oath, phrase of honour (e.g. in hitves and hitet tesz)

Declension[edit]

Derived phrases[edit]

(Expressions):

Additional studying[edit]

  • hit in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hit

  1. right here

Determiner[edit]

hit

  1. this

References[edit]

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[6], Chiang Mai: Payap College (grasp thesis)

Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch hit, from English hit.

Noun[edit]

hit f

  1. (slang, Dutch) one thing fashionable (e book, track, band, nation)

Utilization notes[edit]

Slang. Primarily used when talking Dutch, relatively than in actual Limburgish. General talking, Limburgish is extra conservative, due to this fact slaag is extra usually used.

Inflection[edit]

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 these days out of date, use nominative as an alternative.
  • The dative obtained out of use round 1900. As it is a latest loanword, there isn’t a conjugation for it to be discovered.

Center Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hit

  1. Different type of het

Center English[edit]

Different varieties[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Previous English hit, from Proto-Germanic *hit (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey- (this, right here).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hit (accusative hit, genitive hit, his, possessive determiner hit, his)

  1. Third-person singular neuter pronoun: it
  2. Generally utilized in reference to a baby or man: he, she
  3. Third-person singular neuter accusative pronoun: it
  4. Third-person singular neuter genitive pronoun: its
  5. (impersonal, placeholder) Third-person singular impersonal placeholder pronoun: it

Descendants[edit]

Determiner[edit]

hit (nominative pronoun hit)

  1. Third-person singular neuter possessive determiner: it

References[edit]


Min Nan[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hit

  1. right here (to this place)

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hit

  1. right here (to this place)

References[edit]


Previous Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hit.

Pronoun[edit]

hit

  1. it

Different varieties[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Center Dutch: het
    • Dutch: het (solely the pronoun; the particular article is a weakened type of dat)
    • Limburgish: hèt

Additional studying[edit]

  • “hit”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Previous English[edit]

Different varieties[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hit (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey- (this, right here). Cognate with Previous Frisian hit (it), Previous Excessive German iz (it), Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐍄𐌰 (hita, it). Extra at .

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

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

  1. it

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Previous Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See the etymology of the principle entry.

Article[edit]

hit

  1. neuter nominative/accusative singular of hinn

Declension[edit]


Etymology[edit]

From English hit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hit m inan

  1. hit (a hit, particularly within the leisure trade)

Declension[edit]

Additional studying[edit]

  • hit in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • hit in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English hit.

Noun[edit]

hit m (plural hits)

  1. hit (success, particularly within the leisure trade)
    Synonym: sucesso

Additional studying[edit]

  • “hit” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English hit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hit m (plural hits)

  1. hit (success)
    Synonym: éxito

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Previous Swedish hit, from *+at.

Composed in the same method: Icelandic hegat and hingað.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hit (not comparable)

  1. right here; to this place, hither
    Jag kom hit igår

    I got here right here yesterday
Antonyms[edit]
Associated phrases[edit]
See additionally[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From English hit.

Noun[edit]

hit c

  1. (casual) hit; one thing very fashionable. (A e book, a film, a track, …)

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