Pronunciation: (smīt),[key] —v.,smote or (Obs.)smit; smit•ten or smit; smit•ing.
—v.t. 1. to strike or hit hard, with or as with the hand, a stick, or other weapon: She smote him on the back with her umbrella. 2. to deliver or deal (a blow, hit, etc.) by striking hard.
3. to strike down, injure, or slay: His sword had smitten thousands. 4. to afflict or attack with deadly or disastrous effect: smitten by polio. 5. to affect mentally or morally with a sudden pang: His conscience smote him. 6. to affect suddenly and strongly with a specified feeling: They were smitten with terror. 7. to impress favorably; charm; enamor: He was smitten by her charms.
—v.i. 1. to strike; deal a blow.
2. smite hip and thigh. See hip1 (def. 6).