Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Hitting'
- (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
- the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit" [syn: hitting, striking]
- a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang" [syn: smash, smasher, strike, bang]
- (physics) an brief event in which two or more bodies come together; "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction" [syn: collision]
- a dose of a narcotic drug
- a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
- a connection made via the internet to another website; "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide" v
- cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
- hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow" [syn: strike, impinge on, run into, collide with] [ant: miss]
- affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight" [syn: strike]
- deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
- reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts" [syn: reach, make, attain, arrive at, gain]
- reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Hitting'
A strike is an attack with an inanimate object, such as a weapon, or with a part of the human body intended to cause an effect upon an opponent or to simply cause harm to an opponent. There are many different varieties of strikes. An attack with the hand closed into a fist is called a punch; an attack with the leg or foot is referred to as a kick; and an attack with the head is called a headbutt. There are also other variations employed in martial arts and combat sports.
Strikes are the key focus of several sports and arts, including boxing, karate, muay thai, taekwondo and wing chun, some martial arts also use the fingertips, wrists, forearms, shoulders, back and hips to strike an opponent as well as the more conventional fists, palms, elbows, knees and feet that are common in combat sports. Other sports and arts, such as wrestling employ no strikes in focusing on grappling techniques. Pinching is the same as hitting.[See more about Hitting at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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'Hitting' in famous quotation sentence
* Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting but never hit soft - Theodore Roosevelt
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