from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- v. To ache; smart.
- v. To long; pine: as, the cows stound for grass.
- v. To stun as with strokes; beat heavily: as, to stound the ears with the strokes of a bell.
- v. To astound; amaze.
- n. A time: a short time; a while; a moment; an instant.
- n. Sorrow; grief; longing.
- n. A stunning blow or stroke; the force of a blow.
- n. Astonishment; amazement; bewilderment.
- n. An obsolete past participle of stun.
- n. A vessel to contain small beer.
He lay and slept, and swet a stound, And became whole and sound.
We just stared at him, and when Eachan spoke it was like a man in a stound.
Betty, it seemed, from a narrative that gave me a stound of anguish, had never managed to join her father in the boats going over to Cowal the day the MacDonalds attacked the town.
Prince Wynd's heart gave a great stound, and back rushed the blood into his face, that had been so pale and grim, and none was quick enough to come between him and what his heart had told his mind, and what his mind most gladly willed.
Just afterwards I had a terrible stound of calf-love, my first flame being the minister's lassie, Jess, a buxom and forward queen, two or three years older than myself.
What a stound of awe and wonder must have touched the gazers as the conviction who these were filled their minds, and they recognised, we know not how, the mighty lineaments of the lawgiver and the prophet!
The multiple senses of the word 'stound' come from Middle English words meaning 'hour' and 'stand'.