What does smite mean?

Definitions for smite
smaɪt; smɪtsmite

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word smite.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smiteverb

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

  2. smiteverb

    affect suddenly with deep feeling

    "He was smitten with love for this young girl"

  3. afflict, smiteverb

    cause physical pain or suffering in

    "afflict with the plague"

Wiktionary

  1. smiteverb

    To hit.

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

  2. smiteverb

    To strike down or kill with godly force.

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

  3. smiteverb

    To injure with divine power.

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

  4. smiteverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smiteverb

    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

    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.]

  2. Smiteverb

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

    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.]

  3. Smiteverb

    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

    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.]

  4. Smiteverb

    to put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war

    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.]

  5. Smiteverb

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

    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.]

  6. Smiteverb

    to afflict; to chasten; to punish

    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.]

  7. Smiteverb

    to strike or affect with passion, as love or fear

    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.]

  8. Smiteverb

    to strike; to collide; to beat

    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.]

  9. Smitenoun

    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

  1. Smite

    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

  1. smite

    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.

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  1. emits, i-stem, items, Metis, Métis, metis, mites, times, Times

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smite in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of smite in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Zurschmeide:

    And thou shalt smite thine enemy even unto the wall, gnashing thy teeth, and he shall grow small in thy mirrors.

  2. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    You must shatter the vase to spread its perfume, and smite the rock to get the spark!" (El Filibusterismo)

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