Human language is one that is always evolving. Words that were once at the top of popularity will either go out of fashion, or choose a new meaning, or others that have not been used year after year will suddenly return.
What does Smith mean?The word smite is a verb, the past participle of which is smote, past participle smitten and present participle smiting.
Here are some examples using the word smite and its different forms:
- The man vowed to defeat his enemies
- The family was affected by the plague
- The villages have been inundated by the floods
- The blacksmith was beating the iron
Smitten's alternative definition, as defined by Merriam-Webster, means "deeply affected or hurt by a strong feeling or attraction, affection or fascination."
So you're more likely to use Smitten as a reference when talking about feelings, for example: the man was completely hurt by his new wife.
Where do I most likely see the sound?
According to the well-known Jesus, there are more than 200 uses of the word smite in the Bible.
Fans of actor Jim Carrey (Sonic the Hedgehog 2, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) who have seen Bruce Almighty where his character, Bruce, becomes God, may also be familiar with the phrase based on the famous quote: “Hit me, oh strong Smitter! "