verb (used with object), smote or (Obsolete) smit; smit·ten or smit; smit·ing.
verb (used without object), smote or (Obsolete) smit; smit·ten or smit; smit·ing.
Words nearby smite
Idioms for smite
Origin of smite
OTHER WORDS FROM smitesmit·er, noun
Examples from the Web for smiting
Precisely the same practice, smiting the earth with rods, is employed by those who consult diviners among the Zulus.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Andrew Lang
A huge shadow hovered over him and a weight crashed upon his head, smiting him down as if he had been struck by a giant shell.The Hosts of the Air|Joseph A. Altsheler
"Call me not excellent," said the old man, smiting his breast.Westward Ho!|Charles Kingsley
"Hah, but you do not know what is seething here," replied Manuel, smiting his broad chest.Figures of Earth|James Branch Cabell
What matters it that the tree planted to-day shall never overarch and protect you from the smiting sun?A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed.|William Chauncey Bartlett