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Meaning of STUNT

Pronunciation:  stunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
  2. [n]  a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth
  3. [v]  perform a stunt or stunts
  4. [v]  check the growth or development of; "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"

STUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt, animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, deed, do, effort, execute, exploit, fauna, feat, hinder, impede, perform, Russian roulette



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stunt\, n. [Cf. {Stint} a task.]
    A feat hard to perform; an act which is striking for the
    skill, strength, or the like, required to do it; a feat.
          An extraordinary man does three or four different
          ``stunts'' with remarkable dexterity.    --The Bookman.
          He does not try to do stunts; and, above all, he does
          not care to go in swimming.              --L. Hutton.
  2. \Stunt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stunted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Stunting}.] [See {Stint}.]
    To hinder from growing to the natural size; to prevent the
    growth of; to stint, to dwarf; as, to stunt a child; to stunt
    a plant.
          When, by a cold penury, I blast the abilities of a
          nation, and stunt the growth of its active energies,
          the ill or may do is beyond all calculation. --Burke.
  3. \Stunt\, n.
    1. A check in growth; also, that which has been checked in
       growth; a stunted animal or thing.
    2. Specifically: A whale two years old, which, having been
       weaned, is lean, and yields but little blubber.