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Definition: Sacrifice hit
(?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice,
F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to
make. See Sacred
, and Fact
1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory
Great pomp, and sacrifice, and praises loud,
To Dagon. --Milton.
2. Anything consecrated and offered to God, or to a divinity;
an immolated victim, or an offering of any kind, laid upon
an altar, or otherwise presented in the way of religious
thanksgiving, atonement, or conciliation.
Moloch, horrid king, besmeared with blood
Of human sacrifice. --Milton.
My life, if thou preserv'st my life,
Thy sacrifice shall be. --Addison.
3. Destruction or surrender of anything for the sake of
something else; devotion of some desirable object in
behalf of a higher object, or to a claim deemed more
pressing; hence, also, the thing so devoted or given up;
as, the sacrifice of interest to pleasure, or of pleasure
4. A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value.
. See Burnt offering
, under Burnt
(Baseball), in batting, a hit of such a kind
that the batter loses his chance of tallying, but enables
one or more who are on bases to get home or gain a base.
1. A striking against; the collision of one body against
another; the stroke that touches anything.
So he the famed Cilician fencer praised,
And, at each hit, with wonder seems amazed.
2. A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate
chance; as, he made a hit; esp. A performance, as a
musical recording, movie, or play, which achieved great
popularity or acclaim; also used of books or objects of
commerce which become big sellers; as, the new notebook
computer was a big hit with business travellers.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
What late he called a blessing, now was wit,
And God's good providence, a lucky hit. --Pope.
3. A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase
which hits the mark; as, a happy hit.
4. A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed
some of his men. It counts less than a gammon
5. (Baseball) A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul
hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a base hit
6. An act of murder performed for hire, esp. by a
, Safe hit
, Sacrifice hit
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