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hit


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hit  \Hit\,  pron. 
  It  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hit  \Hit\, 
  3d  pers.  sing.  pres.  of  {Hide},  contracted  from  hideth 
  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hit  \Hit\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hit};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hitting}.]  [OE.  hitten,  hutten,  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Dan. 
  hitte  to  hit,  find  Sw  &  Icel.  hitta.] 
  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.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hit  \Hit\,  v.  i. 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hit  \Hit\,  n. 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hit 
  n  1:  a  successful  stroke  in  an  athletic  contest  (especially  in 
  baseball);  "he  came  all  the  way  around  on  Williams'  hit" 
  2:  a  act  of  hitting  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"  [syn:  {bang},  {smash}, 
  {strike}] 
  4:  an  event  in  which  two  or  more  bodies  come  together  [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" 
  v  1:  cause  to  move  by  striking;  "hit  a  ball" 
  2:  hit  against;  come  into  sudden  contact  with  "The  arrow  hit 
  the  target";  "The  car  hit  a  tree"  [syn:  {strike},  {impinge 
  on},  {run  into},  {collide  with}]  [ant:  {miss}] 
  3:  affect  suddenly,  usually  adversely;  "We  were  hit  by  really 
  bad  weather"  [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  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}] 
  6:  reach  a  destination,  either  real  or  abstract;  "We  hit 
  Detroit  by  noon";  "The  water  reached  the  doorstep";  "We 
  barely  made  the  plane";  "I  have  to  hit  the  MAC  machine 
  before  the  weekend  starts"  [syn:  {reach},  {attain},  {make}, 
  {arrive  at},  {gain}] 
  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"  [syn:  {strike}, 
  {come  to}] 
  9:  make  a  strike  against  an  enemy  or  a  target  [syn:  {strike}] 
  10:  as  of  a  piano  key  or  notes;  "strike  middle  C";  also  used 
  metaphorically:  "strike  a  sour  note  [syn:  {strike}] 
  11:  hit  the  target  or  goal,  as  intended  [ant:  {miss}] 
  12:  come  upon  as  if  by  accident;  meet  with  "We  find  this  idea 
  in  Plato";  "I  happened  upon  the  most  wonderful  bakery  not 
  very  far  from  here";  "She  chanced  upon  an  interesting 
  book  in  the  bookstore  the  other  day"  [syn:  {find},  {happen}, 
  {chance},  {bump},  {encounter}] 
  13:  encounter  by  chance;  "I  stumbled  across  a  long-lost  cousin 
  last  night  in  a  restaurant"  [syn:  {stumble}] 
  14:  gain  points;  "The  home  team  scored  many  times"  [syn:  {score}, 
  {tally},  {rack  up}] 
  15:  consume  to  excess;  "hit  the  bottle" 
  16:  kill  intentionally  and  with  premeditation;  "The  mafia  boss 
  ordered  his  enemies  murdered"  [syn:  {murder},  {slay},  {dispatch}, 
  {bump  off},  {polish  off},  {remove}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hit 
 
  1.    {cache  hit}. 
 
  2.    A  request  to  a  {web  server}  from  a  {web 
  browser}  or  other  {client}  (e.g.  a  {robot}). 
 
  The  number  of  hits  on  a  server  may  be  important  for 
  determining  advertising  revenue. 
 
  In  the  course  of  loading  a  single  {web  page},  a  browser  may 
  hit  a  web  server  many  times  e.g.  to  retrieve  the  page  itself 
  and  each  {image}  on  the  page.  In  contrast,  caching  by 
  browsers  and  {web  proxies}  reduces  the  number  of  hits  on  the 
  server  because  some  requests  are  satisfied  from  the  cache. 
 
  3.    To  press  and  release  a  key  on  the  keyboard.  Some 
  prefer  the  less  aggressive  "tap". 
 
  (2000-02-20) 
 
 




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