1. the act of jumping over an obstacle

    Synonyms : vault
    Type Of : jump, jumping
  2. a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races

    Type Of : barrier
  3. an obstacle that you are expected to overcome

    Type Of : obstacle, obstruction
    Examples :
    • the last hurdle before graduation
  4. jump a hurdle

    Type Of : vault, overleap


  1. large outdoor signboard

    Synonyms : billboard
    Type Of : sign, signboard


  1. a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

    Synonyms : dissembler, dissimulator, phoney, phony, pretender
    Type Of : deceiver, slicker, cheat, trickster, cheater, beguiler


  1. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

    Synonyms : amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, magnify, overdraw, overstate
    Type Of : misinform, mislead


  1. depriving one of self-esteem

    Synonyms : abasement
    Type Of : debasement, degradation
  2. an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

    Synonyms : mortification
    Type Of : example, case, instance
    Examples :
    • he had to undergo one humiliation after another
  3. strong feelings of embarrassment

    Synonyms : chagrin, mortification
    Type Of : embarrassment
  4. state of disgrace or loss of self-respect

    Type Of : shame, ignominy, disgrace


  1. commonly used or practiced; usual

    Synonyms : accustomed, customary, wonted
    Examples :
    • his habitual comment


  1. subnormal body temperature

    Antonyms : hyperthermia
    Type Of : physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state


  1. wetness in the atmosphere

    Synonyms : humidness
    Type Of : wetness


  1. drive something violently into a location

    Synonyms : strike
    Type Of : move, displace
    Examples :
    • he hit his fist on the table
  2. kill intentionally and with premeditation

    Synonyms : bump off, dispatch, murder, off, polish off, remove, slay
    Type Of : kill
  3. gain points in a game

    Synonyms : rack up, score, tally
    Type Of : gain ground, gain, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, advance, win
    Examples :
    • He hit a home run
    • He hit .300 in the past season
  4. a conspicuous success

    Synonyms : bang, smash, smasher, strike
    Type Of : success
    Examples :
    • that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career
  5. hit with a missile from a weapon

    Synonyms : pip, shoot
    Type Of : wound, injure
  6. (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together

    Synonyms : collision
    Type Of : impinging, striking, contact
  7. make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

    Synonyms : strike
    Type Of : attack, assail
  8. affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

    Synonyms : strike
    Type Of : affect, impact, touch, bear on, touch on, bear upon
    Examples :
    • We were hit by really bad weather
  9. reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

    Synonyms : attain, reach
    Type Of : arrive, come, get
    Examples :
    • The thermometer hit 100 degrees
  10. encounter by chance

    Synonyms : stumble
    Type Of : come by, come into
  11. cause to experience suddenly

    Synonyms : come to, strike
    Examples :
    • An interesting idea hit her
  12. the act of contacting one thing with another

    Synonyms : hitting, striking
    Type Of : touch, touching
    Examples :
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit
  13. produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments

    Synonyms : strike
    Type Of : touch
  14. reach a destination, either real or abstract

    Synonyms : arrive at, attain, gain, make, reach
    Examples :
    • We hit Detroit by noon
    • I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts
  15. hit against; come into sudden contact with

    Synonyms : collide with, impinge on, run into, strike
    Antonyms : miss
    Type Of : touch
    Examples :
    • The car hit a tree
  16. a connection made via the internet to another website

    Type Of : connection, connexion, joining
    Examples :
    • WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide
  17. a dose of a narcotic drug

    Type Of : dosage, dose
  18. a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate

    Type Of : slaying, execution, murder
    Examples :
    • it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit
  19. (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)

    Type Of : effort, feat, exploit
    Examples :
    • he came all the way around on Williams' hit
  20. cause to move by striking

    Type Of : propel, impel
    Examples :
    • hit a ball
  21. deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

    Type Of : touch
    Examples :
    • He hit her hard in the face
  22. hit the intended target or goal

    Type Of : come through, succeed, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, win
  23. pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to

    Type Of : approach
    Examples :
    • He tries to hit on women in bars


  1. a cruel and brutal fellow

    Synonyms : bully, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, tough, yob, yobbo, yobo
    Type Of : aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker