What does Smith mean? The meaning of the word explained, the definition and an example of how to use it in a sentence

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 meaning of the word explained


One word that people are wondering about today is Smith, an old English word.

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
The word smitten also has its own distinct definition, which is more up-to-date than the old-fashioned word associated with smitten.

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?

Smite is a fairly old-fashioned word - you'll probably find it in classical literature or in the biblical context.

According to the well-known Jesus, there are more than 200 uses of the word smite in the Bible.

Smite is the name of an online multiplayer game released in 2014 where players control a god, goddess or any other mythical figure and take part in team-based battles against other players using their skills, abilities and tactics.

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! "


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