• Hit Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To guess; to light upon or discover.
- () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hide, contracted from hideth.
- (v. t.) To reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an object aimed at).
- (v. t.) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected piece on a point.
- (v. i.) To meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; -- followed by against or on.
- (n.) A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts less than a gammon.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (n.) A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate chance; as, he made a hit.
- (imp. & p. p.) of Hit
- (n.) A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a base hit.
- (n.) A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.
- (n.) A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark; as, a happy hit.
- (v. i.) To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, -- often with implied chance, or luck.
- (pron.) It.
• Hitch Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.
- (n.) A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.
- (n.) A small dislocation of a bed or vein.
- (n.) A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch.
- (v. t.) To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.
- (v. t.) To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
- (v. t.) To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter.
- (v. t.) To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.
- (n.) A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in ones progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance.
- (n.) A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; -- intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc.
- (v. t.) To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.
• Hittite Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A member of an ancient people (or perhaps group of peoples) whose settlements extended from Armenia westward into Asia Minor and southward into Palestine. They are known to have been met along the Orontes as early as 1500 b. c., and were often at war with the Egyptians and Assyrians. Especially in the north they developed a considerable civilization, of which numerous monuments and inscriptions are extant. Authorities are not agreed as to their race. While several attempts have been made to decipher the Hittite characters, little progress has yet been made.