Definitions of smite

  1. cause pain or suffering in; " afflict with the plague"; " That debasement of the verbal currency that afflicts terms used in advertisement"
  2. affect suddenly with deep feeling; " He was smitten with love for this young girl"
  3. inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
  4. 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.
  5. To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling.
  6. 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.
  7. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
  8. To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation.
  9. To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
  10. To strike; to collide; to beat.
  11. The act of smiting; a blow.
  12. To strike with, or as with, the hand or a weapon; punish; trouble; touch with strong feeling, as love, fear, etc.
  13. To affect something as would a blow.
  14. Smote.
  15. Smitten.
  16. Smiting.
  17. To strike with the fist, hand, or wespon: to beat: to kill: to overthrow in battle: to affect with feeling: ( B.) to blast: to afflict.
  18. To strike:- pa. t. smote; pa. p. smitten.
  19. SMITER.
  20. To strike; kill; affect with feeling; afflict.
  21. To strike with force.
  22. Break by a blow; afflict.
  23. To affect with sudden feeling.
  24. To strike; to kill; to blast; to afflict; to chasten; to strike or affect with passion.
  25. To strike; to collide.
  26. To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.
  27. To strike, as with the hand or a weapon; to kill or destroy; to punish; to afflict; to chasten; to clash together.

Usage examples for smite

  1. O Lord, we are shaped in the image of Thee,- Smite down the base millions that claim to be free, And lend thy strong arm to the soft- handed race Who eat not their bread in the sweat of their face! – The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. 5 Poems Of The Class Of '29 (1851-1889) by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  2. And it was equally evident that they were close friends, since the stranger was on one occasion seen to smite the head coach most familiarly between the shoulders! – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  3. Nay, thy will be done: To smite or spare- to me it all is one. – Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce
  4. For of a certainty the sun would smite by day, even if the moon afforded them guidance over the waste by night. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  5. From afar the sound of rushing waters seemed to smite Beryl's ears, to surge nearer, to overflow her brain. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  6. Now I shall smite thee as many times as thou hast struck me, no more than that! – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  7. Alone my late- comers will turn the tide And smite your Greeks, for all their bitter pride. – The Rhesus of Euripedes by Euripedes
  8. She ached with a savage thirst in all her members; feet and hands and lips parched in imperious desires to trample, to smite, to bite her resentful hatred into the piece of flesh that mocked her control. – The Unknown Sea by Clemence Housman
  9. She had seen a rigidity smite him as she spoke; and so little startling was it, that she might have fancied it expected, save for her knowing herself too serious to have played at wiles to gain her ends. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. Or did his conscience smite him, as was the case with a certain gallant captain renowned in song? – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  11. No one to smite them in their insolent happiness." – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  12. To me there seems only one thing to do- to smite him in the mouth- and you whom I worship have tied my hands. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  13. For the arm that smote and spared not, shall His wisdom spare to smite? – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  14. Her words seemed to smite him, and he tried vainly to speak. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  15. The chauffeur, the while bent grimly over his wheel, peered with iron- nerved intensity out into that mysterious way where the fatal snag might rise up at any second and smite them into lifeless clay, for they were going at a terrific pace. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  16. Wilt thou smite, O Sigurd, Sigurd? – The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by William Morris
  17. If necessary, I would smite and slay to avenge her insults. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  18. Will Pegasus go at my will when I smite him with my staff? – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  19. And thou, Otho"- here her voice faltered-" thou, does thy conscience smite thee not? – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. Had he slain the whole world with his one hand, I'll smite him, and he come within my reach, so that he may never sing the answer to my song. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown