Definitions for smite
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word smite.
inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
affect suddenly with deep feeling
"He was smitten with love for this young girl"
cause physical pain or suffering in
"afflict with the plague"
To strike down or kill with godly force.
To injure with divine power.
To strike with love or infatuation.
Bob was smitten with Laura from the first time he saw her.
Etymology: From smiten, from smitan, from smītanan, from smeyd-. Cognate with smita, smite, smijten, besmitten, German schmeißen, Danish smide, Gothic 033103390343033C0334033903440330033D.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
preterite smote; participle pass. smit, smitten.
Etymology: smitan , Saxon; smijten, Dutch.
So sweet a kiss the golden sun gives not
To those fresh morning drops upon the rose,
As thy eye beams, when their fresh rays have smote
The night of dew that on my cheeks down flows. William Shakespeare.
I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain. Ezek.
The servants of David had smitten of Benjamin’s men, so that three hundred and threescore died. 2 Sam. ii. 31.
God smote him for his errour, and he died. 2 Sam. vi.
Let us not mistake God’s goodness, nor imagine, because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him. William Wake.
I wander where the muses haunt,
Clear spring, or shady grove, or sunny hill,
Smit with the love of sacred song. John Milton.
See what the charms that smite the simple heart,
Not touch’d by nature, and not reach’d by art. Alexander Pope.
Smit with the love of sister arts we came,
And met congenial, mingling flame with flame. Alexander Pope.
To strike; to collide.
The heart melteth, and the knees smite together. Nahum.
Smite is a 2014 free-to-play, third-person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Hi-Rez Studios for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, and Amazon Luna. In Smite, players control a god, goddess or other mythological figure and take part in team-based combat, using their abilities and tactics against other player-controlled gods and non-player-controlled minions. The game has multiple player versus player (PVP) modes, many playable characters, and has a successful esports scene with multiple tournaments, including the annual million-dollar Smite World Championship.
The general definition of "smite" is to strike or hit forcefully, often with the intention to cause harm or defeat an enemy or opponent. It can also refer to experiencing a sudden and severe negative consequence or punishment inflicted by a higher power or divine entity.
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
to cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling
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
to put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war
to blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation
to afflict; to chasten; to punish
to strike or affect with passion, as love or fear
to strike; to collide; to beat
the act of smiting; a blow
Etymology: [AS. smtan to smite, to soil, pollute; akin to OFries. smta to smite, LG. smiten, D. smijten, G. schmeissen, OHG. smzan to smear, stroke, OSw. & dial. Sw. smita to smite, Dan. smide to throw, Goth. bismeitan, to anoint, besmear; cf. Skr. md to be fat. The original sense seems to have been, to daub on, to smear. Cf. Smut.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
smīt, v.t. to strike with the fist, hand, or weapon: to beat: to kill: to overthrow in battle: to affect with feeling: (B.) to blast: to afflict.—v.i. to strike:—pa.t. smōte; pa.p. smitt′en.—n. Smī′ter.—Smite off, to cut off; Smite out, to knock out; Smite with the tongue (B.), to reproach, to revile. [A.S. smítan; Dut. smijten, Ger. schmeissen.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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 weapon. Also, to beat or put to rout in battle; to destroy or overthrow by war.
The numerical value of smite in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of smite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- lyödä, iskeäFinnish
- buailScottish Gaelic
- pegar, zoscar, percutir, golpear, bourar, sacudir, petar, mallar, baterGalician
- sújt, lesújtHungarian
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