Associations to the word «Smite»

Wiktionary

SMITE, verb. (archaic) To hit.
SMITE, verb. To strike down or kill with godly force.
SMITE, verb. To injure with divine power.
SMITE, verb. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
SMITE, verb. To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
SMITE, verb. (figuratively) (now only in passive) To strike with love or infatuation.

Dictionary definition

SMITE, verb. Inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon.
SMITE, verb. Affect suddenly with deep feeling; "He was smitten with love for this young girl".
SMITE, verb. Cause physical pain or suffering in; "afflict with the plague".

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.