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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To astonish and bewilder. See Synonyms at surprise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To astonish, bewilder or dazzle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Stunned; astounded; astonished.
  • transitive v. To stun; to stupefy.
  • transitive v. To astonish; to strike with amazement; to confound with wonder, surprise, or fear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Astonished; confounded. See aston.
  • To astonish greatly; strike dumb with amazement; amaze; alarm.
  • Synonyms Surprise, Astonish, Amaze, etc. (see surprise); confound, stagger, dumfounder, stupefy, shock.
  • To cause astonishment; amaze; stun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. affect with wonder

Etymologies

From Middle English astoned, past participle of astonen, to amaze; see astonish.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English astouned, astoned, astuned, past participle of astounen, astonen, astunen ("to astonish"). (Wiktionary)

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