Smite
Smite Smite, n. The act of smiting; a blow. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smite — Smite, v. i. To strike; to collide; to beat. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The heart melteth, and the knees smite together. Nah. ii. 10. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smite — (v.) O.E. smitan to hit, strike, beat (strong verb, pt. smat, pp. smiten), from P.Gmc. *smitanan (Cf. Swed. smita, Dan. smide to smear, fling, O.Fris. smita, M.L.G., M.Du. smiten to cast, fling, Du. smijten to throw, O.H.G. sm …   Etymology dictionary

  • smite — has the past tense smote and a past participle smitten. In its physical meaning ‘to hit’, smite is falling into disuse in ordinary contexts, but to be smitten is still going strong in its figurative meaning ‘to be infatuated or obsessed’ (He was… …   Modern English usage

  • smite — [smīt] vt. smote, smitten or smote, smiting [ME smiten < OE smitan, akin to Ger schmeissen, to throw < IE base * smē , to smear, smear on, stroke on] 1. Now Rare a) to hit or strike hard b) to bring into a specified condition by or as by a… …   English World dictionary

  • smite — index beat (strike), harm, impress (affect deeply), kill (murder), lash (strike), plague …   Law dictionary

  • smite — [smaıt] v past tense smote [sməut US smout] past participle smitten [ˈsmıtn] [T] [: Old English; Origin: smitan to make dirty, smear ] 1.) old use to hit something with a lot of force 2.) biblical to destroy, attack, or punish someone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • smite — [ smaıt ] (past tense smote [ smout ] ; past participle smit|ten [ smıtn ] ) verb transitive 1. ) an old word meaning to hit someone or something very hard 2. ) an old word meaning to have a sudden serious effect on someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • smite — *strike, hit, punch, slug, slog, swat, clout, slap, cuff, box Analogous words: *beat, pummel, buffet: *punish, discipline, correct …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • smite — ► VERB (past smote; past part. smitten) 1) archaic or literary strike with a firm blow. 2) archaic or literary defeat or conquer. 3) (be smitten) be affected severely by a disease. 4) (be smitten) be strongly attracted …   English terms dictionary

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