• 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.
• Hitherward Definition & Synonyms
- (adv.) Toward this place; hither.
• Hittorf tube Definition & Synonyms
- () A highly exhausted glass tube with metallic electrodes nearly in contact so as to exhibit the insulating effects of a vacuum. It was used by the German physicist W. Hittorf (b. 1824).
- () A Crookes tube.