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Meaning of ASTOUND

Pronunciation:  u'stawnd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  affect with wonder; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
 

ASTOUND is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: amaze, astonish
 
 See Also: dazzle, surprise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \As*tound"\, a. [OE. astouned, astound, astoned, p. p.
    of astone. See {Astone}.]
    Stunned; astounded; astonished. [Archaic] --Spenser.
    
          Thus Ellen, dizzy and astound. As sudden ruin yawned
          around.                                  --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
  2. \As*tound"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astounded}, [Obs.]
    {Astound}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astounding}.] [See {Astound}, a.]
    1. To stun; to stupefy.
    
             No puissant stroke his senses once astound.
                                                   --Fairfax.
    
    2. To astonish; to strike with amazement; to confound with
       wonder, surprise, or fear.
    
             These thoughts may startle well, but not astound The
             virtuous mind.                        --Milton.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abash, amaze, appall, astonish, awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, bewilder, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, confound, daze, dazzle, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, dumbfound, dumbfounder, flabbergast, floor, overwhelm, paralyze, perplex, petrify, put out, shock, stagger, startle, strike dead, strike dumb, strike with wonder, stun, stupefy, surprise, take aback
 

 

 

 

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