from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Great surprise or amazement.
- n. A cause of amazement; a marvel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. amazement, great surprise
- n. An amazing thing or phenomenon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition of one who is stunned. Hence: Numbness; loss of sensation; stupor; loss of sense.
- n. Dismay; consternation.
- n. The overpowering emotion excited when something unaccountable, wonderful, or dreadful is presented to the mind; an intense degree of surprise; amazement.
- n. The object causing such an emotion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being astonished. The state of being stunned or benumbed.
- n. Confusion of mind from sudden fear or other emotion; consternation.
- n. Passion; excitement; frenzy.
- n. Great surprise or wonder; amazement.
- n. A cause or matter of consternation.
- n. Synonyms Amazement, admiration, awe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
From astonish + -ment. (Wiktionary)