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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hit; p. pr. & vb. n. Hitting.]
 1. 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.
 2. 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.
 3. To guess; to light upon or discover. “Thou hast hit it.”
 4. Backgammon 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hitting
      See hit

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hit
      n 1: (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest
           (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on
           Williams' hit"
      2: the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated
         hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she
         finally got a hit" [syn: hitting, striking]
      3: a conspicuous success; "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"
         [syn: smash, smasher, strike, bang]
      4: (physics) an brief event in which two or more bodies come
         together; "the collision of the particles resulted in an
         exchange of energy and a change of direction" [syn: collision]
      5: a dose of a narcotic drug
      6: a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all
         the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
      7: a connection made via the internet to another website;
         "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
      v 1: cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
      2: hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a
         tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow" [syn: strike,
          impinge on, run into, collide with] [ant: miss]
      3: affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit
         by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when
         he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at
         midnight" [syn: strike]
      4: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument;
         "He hit her hard in the face"
      5: reach a destination, either real or abstract; "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" [syn: reach, make,
         attain, arrive at, gain]
      6: reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The
         thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed
         of 140 miles per hour" [syn: reach, attain]
      7: hit with a missile from a weapon [syn: shoot, pip]
      8: cause to experience suddenly; "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" [syn: strike, come to]
      9: make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy,
         opponent, or a target; "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" [syn: strike]
      10: hit the intended target or goal
      11: produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical
          instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a
          middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments
          struck a sour note" [syn: strike]
      12: encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin
          last night in a restaurant" [syn: stumble]
      13: gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times";
          "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
          [syn: score, tally, rack up]
      14: consume to excess; "hit the bottle"
      15: kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss
          ordered his enemies murdered" [syn: murder, slay, dispatch,
           bump off, polish off, remove]
      16: drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist
          on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
          [syn: strike]
      17: pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to;
          "He tries to hit on women in bars"
      [also: hitting]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hitting
      n : the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated
          hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she
          finally got a hit" [syn: hit, striking]