verb (used with object), hit, hit·ting.
- to make (a base hit): He hit a single and a home run.
- bat1(def 12).
verb (used without object), hit, hit·ting.
- a game won by a player after the opponent has thrown off one or more men from the board.
- any winning game.
- (in information retrieval) an instance of successfully locating an item of data, as in a database or on the Internet: When I search for my name, I get lots of hits.
- an instance of accessing a website.
- to represent or describe precisely or aptly: In his new book he hits off the American temperament with amazing insight.
- to imitate, especially in order to satirize.
- to deal a blow aimlessly: a child hitting out in anger and frustration.
- to make a violent verbal attack: Critics hit out at the administration's new energy policy.
- to ask to borrow money from: He hit me up for ten bucks.
- to inject a narcotic drug into a vein.
- to go out on the town; go nightclubbing: We'll hit the high spots when you come to town.
- to do something in a quick or casual manner, paying attention to only the most important or obvious facets or items: When I clean the house I hit the high spots and that's about all. This course will hit the high spots of ancient history.
Origin of hit
Examples from the Web for hitter
The fifth hitter Tony Lazzeri, no slouch himself, watched four pitches miss wide and drew a walk.The Myth of Jackie Mitchell, the Girl Who Struck Out Ruth and Gehrig|Adam Doster|May 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Baseball legend Ted Williams was one in a million, widely considered the most "gifted" hitter of his time.
I knowed thered some trouble come of that machine, said Mr. Hitter, shaking his head.The Motor Boys|Clarence Young
They tell me that “Ty” Cobb of Detroit is the most highly developed of this type of hitter.
I was asking Mr. Hitter, the freight agent at the depot, about it.The Motor Boys in the Clouds|Clarence Young
Chub had never been a hitter, but he did succeed in rolling a weak one to Leach, who threw him out.The New Boys at Oakdale|Morgan Scott
Such an elaborate wind-up is developed that it is hard for a hitter to tell when and from where the ball is coming.
British Dictionary definitions for hitter (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for hitter (2 of 2)
verb hits, hitting or hit (mainly tr)
- a person or thing that gains wide appealshe's a hit with everyone
- (as modifier)a hit record
- a murder carried out as the result of an underworld vendetta or rivalry
- (as modifier)a hit squad
Word Origin for hit
Idioms and Phrases with hitter
In addition to the idioms beginning with hit
- hit a snag
- hit below the belt
- hit between the eyes
- hit bottom
- hit it big
- hit it off
- hit on
- hit on all cylinders
- hit one's stride
- hit one where one lives
- hit or miss
- hit out
- hit parade
- hit the books
- hit the bottle
- hit the bricks
- hit the bull's-eye
- hit the ceiling
- hit the deck
- hit the fan
- hit the ground running
- hit the hay
- hit the high spots
- hit the jackpot
- hit the mark
- hit the nail on the head
- hit the road
- hit the roof
- hit the sack
- hit the spot
- hit up for
- hit upon
- (hit) below the belt
- can't hit the broad side of a barn
- heavy hitter
- make a hit
- pinch hitter
- smash hit