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Meaning of ASTOUND

Pronunciation:  u'stawnd

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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.
  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.
    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.
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