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


  1. marked by good fortune

    Synonyms : felicitous
    Examples :
    • a happy outcome
  2. well expressed and to the point

    Synonyms : well-chosen
    Examples :
    • a happy turn of phrase
  3. eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

    Synonyms : glad
  4. enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure

    Antonyms : unhappy
    Examples :
    • a happy smile
    • spent many happy days on the beach
    • a happy marriage


  1. influence by slyness

    Synonyms : beguile, juggle
    Type Of : cheat, chisel, rip off
  2. conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

    Synonyms : bamboozle, lead by the nose, play false, pull the wool over someone's eyes, snow
    Type Of : betray, deceive, lead astray


  1. overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

    Synonyms : arrogance, haughtiness, high-handedness, lordliness
    Type Of : pride, superbia


  1. overbearing pride or presumption

    Type Of : arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness


  1. strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the legs on the same side moving in unison

    Synonyms : hopple
    Type Of : strap
    Examples :
    • hobble race horses
  2. the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

    Synonyms : hitch, limp
    Type Of : gait
  3. walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

    Synonyms : gimp, hitch, limp
    Type Of : walk
    Examples :
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day
  4. a shackle for the ankles or feet

    Synonyms : fetter
    Type Of : bond, hamper, shackle, trammel
  5. hamper the action or progress of

    Type Of : hinder, impede
    Examples :
    • The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean


  1. praise vociferously

    Synonyms : acclaim, herald
    Type Of : applaud
    Examples :
    • The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein
  2. be a native of

    Synonyms : come
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • She hails from Kalamazoo
  3. greet enthusiastically or joyfully

    Synonyms : herald
    Type Of : greet, recognize, recognise
  4. call for

    Type Of : send for, call
    Examples :
    • hail a cab
  5. enthusiastic greeting

    Type Of : salutation, greeting
  6. many objects thrown forcefully through the air

    Type Of : physical object, object
    Examples :
    • a hail of pebbles
    • a hail of bullets
  7. precipitate as small ice particles

    Type Of : fall, precipitate, come down
    Examples :
    • It hailed for an hour
  8. precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

    Type Of : precipitation, downfall


  1. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement

    Synonyms : hedging
    Type Of : evasion, equivocation
  2. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

    Synonyms : circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt
    Type Of : avoid
  3. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

    Synonyms : hedging
    Type Of : security, protection
  4. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

    Synonyms : hedgerow
    Type Of : fence, fencing
  5. enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges

    Synonyms : hedge in
    Type Of : shut in, close in, enclose, inclose
    Examples :
    • hedge the property
  6. hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge

    Type Of : hem in
    Examples :
    • The animals were hedged in
  7. minimize loss or risk

    Type Of : minimise, minimize
    Examples :
    • diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks
    • hedge your bets


  1. be bossy towards

    Synonyms : ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, push around, strong-arm
    Type Of : intimidate
  2. (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War