Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To astonish and bewilder. synonym: surprise.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To astonish, bewilder or dazzle.

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

  • verb affect with wonder

Etymologies

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

From Middle English astoned, past participle of astonen, to amaze; see astonish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English astouned, astoned, astuned, past participle of astounen, astonen, astunen ("to astonish").

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    April 24, 2008