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Meaning of SMITE

Pronunciation:  smIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause pain or suffering in; "afflict with the plague"; "That debasement of the verbal currency that afflicts terms used in advertisement"
  2. [v]  inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
  3. [v]  affect suddenly with deep feeling; "He was smitten with love for this young girl"
 

SMITE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: afflict
 
 See Also: affect, blight, damage, hit, impress, move, plague, strike, visit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Smite\ (sm[imac]t), v. t. [imp. {Smote} (sm[=o]t), rarely
    {Smit} (sm[i^]t); p. p. {Smitten} (sm[i^]t"t'n), rarely
    {Smit}, or {Smote}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smiting}
    (sm[imac]t"[i^]ng).] [AS. sm[=i]tan to smite, to soil,
    pollute; akin to OFries. sm[=i]ta to smite, LG. smiten, D.
    smijten, G. schmeissen, OHG. sm[=i]zan to smear, stroke, OSw.
    & dial. Sw. smita to smite, Dan. smide to throw, Goth.
    bismeitan, to anoint, besmear; cf. Skr. m[=e]d to be fat. The
    original sense seems to have been, to daub on, to smear. Cf.
    {Smut}.]
    1. To strike; to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with
       any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown
       by the hand; as, to smite with the fist, with a rod,
       sword, spear, or stone.
    
             Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn
             to him the other also.                --Matt. v. 39.
    
             And David . . . took thence a stone, and slang it,
             and smote the Philistine in his forehead. --1 Sam.
                                                   xvii. 49.
    
    2. To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or
       hurling.
    
             Prophesy, and smite thine hands together. --Ezek.
                                                   xxi. 14.
    
             Saul . . . smote the javelin into the wall. --1 Sam.
                                                   xix. 10.
    
    3. To destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any
       kind; to slay by a blow; to kill; as, to smite one with
       the sword, or with an arrow or other instrument.
    
    4. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
    
    5. To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke
       or by some visitation.
    
             The flax and the barly was smitten.   --Ex. ix. 31.
    
    6. To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
    
             Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine,
             because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him.
                                                   --Wake.
    
    7. To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.
    
             The charms that smite the simple heart. --Pope.
    
             Smit with the love of sister arts we came. --Pope.
    
    {To smite off}, to cut off.
    
    {To smite out}, to knock out, as a tooth. --Exod. xxi. 27.
    
    {To smite with the tongue}, to reproach or upbraid; to
       revile. [Obs.] --Jer. xviii. 18.
    
    
  2. \Smite\, v. i.
    To strike; to collide; to beat. [Archaic]
    
          The heart melteth, and the knees smite together. --Nah.
                                                   ii. 10.
    
    
  3. \Smite\, n.
    The act of smiting; a blow.
    
    
 

 

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