Definitions for smitesmaɪt; smɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

smitesmaɪt; smɪt(v.)smote, smit•ten or smit; smote, smit•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to strike or hit hard, with or as if with the hand, a stick, or other weapon.

  2. to deliver or deal (a blow) by striking hard.

  3. to strike down, injure, or slay.

  4. to afflict or attack with deadly or disastrous effect:

    smitten by polio.

  5. to affect mentally, morally, or emotionally with a strong and sudden feeling:

    They were smitten with terror.

  6. to impress favorably; enamor:

    He was smitten by her charms.

  7. (v.i.)to strike; deal a blow.

Origin of smite:

bef. 900; ME; OE smītan to smear, defile, c. OFris smīta, OHG smīzan, Go -smeitan

smit′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smite(verb)

    inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon

  2. smite(verb)

    affect suddenly with deep feeling

    "He was smitten with love for this young girl"

  3. afflict, smite(verb)

    cause physical pain or suffering in

    "afflict with the plague"

Wiktionary

  1. smite(Verb)

    To hit.

  2. smite(Verb)

    To strike down or kill with godly force.

  3. smite(Verb)

    To injure with divine power.

  4. smite(Verb)

    To strike with love or infatuation.

    Bob was smitten with Laura from the first time he saw her.

  5. Origin: From smiten, from smitan, from smītanan, from smeyd-. Cognate with smita, smite, smijten, besmitten, German schmeißen, Danish smide, Gothic 033103390343033C0334033903440330033D.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smite(verb)

    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

  2. Smite(verb)

    to cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling

  3. Smite(verb)

    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. Smite(verb)

    to put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war

  5. Smite(verb)

    to blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation

  6. Smite(verb)

    to afflict; to chasten; to punish

  7. Smite(verb)

    to strike or affect with passion, as love or fear

  8. Smite(verb)

    to strike; to collide; to beat

  9. Smite(noun)

    the act of smiting; a blow

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