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Meaning of STUN

Pronunciation:  stun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish"
  2. [v]  hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
  3. [v]  surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
  4. [v]  overcome esp. with astonishment or disbelief; "The news stunned her"

STUN is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: ball over, bedaze, blow out of the water, daze, floor, sandbag, shock, stupefy, take aback
 See Also: desensitise, desensitize, galvanise, galvanize, hit, immobilise, immobilize, startle, surprise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stun\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stunned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Stunning}.] [OE. stonien, stownien; either fr. AS. stunian
    to resound (cf. D. stenen to groan, G. st["o]hnen, Icel.
    stynja, Gr. ?, Skr. stan to thunder, and E. thunder), or from
    the same source as E. astonish. [root]168.]
    1. To make senseless or dizzy by violence; to render
       senseless by a blow, as on the head.
             One hung a poleax at his saddlebow, And one a heavy
             mace to stun the foe.                 --Dryden.
    2. To dull or deaden the sensibility of; to overcome;
       especially, to overpower one's sense of hearing.
             And stunned him with the music of the spheres.
    3. To astonish; to overpower; to bewilder.
             William was quite stunned at my discourse. --De Foe.
  2. \Stun\, n.
    The condition of being stunned.