- smiting used 5 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
SMIT, sometimes used for smitten. [See Smite.]
SMITE, verb transitive preterit tense smote; participle passive smitten, smil. [This verb is the Latin mitto.]
1. To strike; to throw, drive or force against, as the fist or hand, a stone or a weapon; to reach with a blow or a weapon; as, to smite one with the fist; to smite with a rod or with a stone. Whoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. Matthew 5:39.
2. To kill; to destroy the life of by beating or by weapons of any kind; as, to smite one with the sword, or with an arrow or other engine. David smote Goliath with a sling and a stone. The Philistines were often smitten with great slaughter. [This word, like slay, usually or always signification, that of beating, striking, the primitive mode of killing. We never apply it to the destruction of life by poison, by accident or by legal execution.]
3. To blast; to destroy life; as by a stroke or by something sent. The flax and the barley were smitten. Exodus 9:15.
4. 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.
5. To strike or affect with passion. See what the charms that smite the simple heart. Smit with the love of sister arts we came.
TO smite WITH THE TONGUE, to reproach or upbraid. Jeremiah 18:18.
SMITE, verb intransitive To strike; to collide. The heart melteth and the kness smite together. Nahum 2.
SMITE, noun A blow.
SMI'TER, noun One who smites or strikes. I gave my back to the smiters. Isaiah 50:6.
The Hebrews were not permitted by the Philistines in the days of Samuel to have a smith amongst them, lest they should make them swords and spears (1 Samuel 13:19). Thus the Philistines sought to make their conquest permanent (comp. 2 Kings 24:16).
A worker in metals.
1 Samuel 13:19
1. Literally, the striker, the beater; hence, one who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as an iron-smith; gold-smith; silver-smith, etc. Nor yet the smith hath learn'd to form a sword.
2. He that makes or effects any thing.
Hence the name smith which, from the number of workmen employed in working metals in early ages, is supposed to be more common than any other.
SMITH, verb transitive To beat into shape; to forge. [Not in use.]
SMITH'CR'AFT, noun [smith and craft.] The art of occupation of a smith. [Little used.]
1. The worshop of a smith.
2. Work done by a smith.
SMITH'ING, noun The act or art of working a mass of iron into the intended shape.
SMITH'Y, noun The shop of a smith. [I believe never used.]
See Assault and Battery
Assault and Battery
SMITT, noun The finest of the clayey ore made up into balls, used for marking sheep.
SMITTEN, participle passive of smite, smit'n.
1. Struck; killed.
2. Affected with some passion; excited by beauty or someting impressive.
SMIT'TLE, verb transitive [from smite.] To infect.