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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 smite /ˈsmaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smite, v. i. To strike; to collide; to beat. [Archaic]
    The heart melteth, and the knees smite together.   --Nah. ii. 10.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smite, n. The act of smiting; a blow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smite v. t. [imp. Smote rarely Smit p. p. Smitten rarely Smit, or Smote; p. pr. & vb. n. Smiting ]
 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.
    Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.   --Matt. v. 39.
    And David . . . took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead.   --1 Sam. xvii. 49.
 2. To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling.
    Prophesy, and smite thine hands together.   --Ezek. xxi. 14.
    Saul . . . smote the javelin into the wall.   --1 Sam. xix. 10.
 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.
 4. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
 5. To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation.
    The flax and the barly was smitten.   --Ex. ix. 31.
 6. To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
    Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine, because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him.   --Wake.
 7. To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.
    The charms that smite the simple heart.   --Pope.
    Smit with the love of sister arts we came.   --Pope.
 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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 pain or suffering in; "afflict with the plague"; "That
         debasement of the verbal currency that afflicts terms used
         in advertisement" [syn: afflict]
      [also: smote, smitten, smit]