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). [1913 Webster]

I think you have hit the mark. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the notes right. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

There you hit him; . . . that argument never fails with him. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

He scarcely hit my humor. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To guess; to light upon or discover. ``Thou hast hit it.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Backgammon) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected piece on a point. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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