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VERB (3)

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

2. affect suddenly with deep feeling;
- Example: "He was smitten with love for this young girl"

3. cause physical pain or suffering in;
- Example: "afflict with the plague"
[syn: afflict, smite]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Smite \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[imac]tan to smite, to soil, pollute; akin to OFries. sm[imac]ta to smite, LG. smiten, D. smijten, G. schmeissen, OHG. sm[imac]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. [1913 Webster] Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. --Matt. v. 39. [1913 Webster] And David . . . took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead. --1 Sam. xvii. 49. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling. [1913 Webster] Prophesy, and smite thine hands together. --Ezek. xxi. 14. [1913 Webster] Saul . . . smote the javelin into the wall. --1 Sam. xix. 10. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war. [1913 Webster] 5. To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation. [1913 Webster] The flax and the barly was smitten. --Ex. ix. 31. [1913 Webster] 6. To afflict; to chasten; to punish. [1913 Webster] Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine, because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him. --Wake. [1913 Webster] 7. To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear. [1913 Webster] The charms that smite the simple heart. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Smit with the love of sister arts we came. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

Smite \Smite\, n. The act of smiting; a blow. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

smite v 1: inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon 2: affect suddenly with deep feeling; "He was smitten with love for this young girl" 3: cause physical pain or suffering in; "afflict with the plague" [syn: afflict, smite]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "smite": affect, agonize, bang, bash, baste, bastinado, bat, beat, belabor, belt, biff, birch, bonk, buffet, cane, catch, clap, clip, clobber, clout, club, clump, coldcock, come home to, cowhide, crack, crucify, cudgel, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, ding, drub, excruciate, fetch, fetch a blow, flagellate, flail, flog, fustigate, give a whipping, give the stick, harrow, hit, hit a clip, hit the mark, horsewhip, impress, impress forcibly, jab, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, knout, lace, lash, lay on, let have it, make an impression, martyr, paste, pistol-whip, plunk, poke, pommel, pummel, punch, rawhide, rock, scourge, sink in, slam, slog, slosh, slug, smack, snap, soak, sock, spank, strap, strike, strike at, strike hard, strike home, stripe, swat, swinge, swipe, switch, tell, thrash, thump, thwack, torment, torture, traumatize, trounce, truncheon, try, wallop, whack, whale, wham, whip, whop, yerk