Definitions

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

  • noun A short time; a while.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To ache; smart.
  • To long; pine: as, the cows stound for grass.
  • noun A time: a short time; a while; a moment; an instant.
  • noun Sorrow; grief; longing.
  • To stun as with strokes; beat heavily: as, to stound the ears with the strokes of a bell.
  • To astound; amaze.
  • noun A stunning blow or stroke; the force of a blow.
  • noun Astonishment; amazement; bewilderment.
  • noun A vessel to contain small beer.
  • noun An obsolete past participle of stun.

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

  • noun obsolete A sudden, severe pain or grief; peril; alarm.
  • noun obsolete Astonishment; amazement.
  • noun obsolete Hour; time; season.
  • noun obsolete A brief space of time; a moment.
  • noun [Obs.] suddenly.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A vessel for holding small beer.
  • adjective obsolete Stunned.
  • intransitive verb Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot. To be in pain or sorrow.

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

  • noun A receptacle for holding small beer.
  • verb intransitive, obsolete To stand still; stop.
  • verb intransitive To stop to listen; pause.
  • noun A stand; a stop.
  • noun chronology, obsolete An hour.
  • noun obsolete A tide, season.
  • noun archaic or dialectal A time, length of time, hour, while.
  • noun archaic or dialectal A brief span of time, moment, instant.
  • noun A moment or instance of urgency; exigence.
  • noun dialectal A sharp or sudden pain; a shock, an attack.
  • noun A fit, an episode or sudden outburst of emotion; a rush.
  • verb intransitive To hurt, pain, smart.
  • verb intransitive To be in pain or sorrow, mourn.
  • verb intransitive To long or pine after, desire.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English stund; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English stound, stonde, stoonde, ston, from Old English stond ("a stand"). Compare stand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English stunden ("to linger, stay, remain for a while"). Cognate with Icelandic stunda ("to frequent, pursue"). More at stand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English stond, stounde, stound ("hour, time, season, moment"), from Old English stund ("a period of time, while, hour, occasion"), from Proto-Germanic *stundō (“point in time, hour”), from Proto-Indo-European *stut- (“prop”), from Proto-Indo-European *stā-, *sth- (“to stand”). Cognate with Dutch stond ("hour, time, moment"), German Stunde ("hour"), Danish and Swedish stund ("time, while"). Compare Middle English stunden ("to linger, stay, remain for a while"), Icelandic stunda ("to frequent, pursue"). Related to stand.

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  • stound brief time: moment: now

    January 12, 2007

  • His voice and his pictures surround,

    Like a pair of assailants they pound.

    They stab and they wound

    And leave us in stound

    Then kick us when we’re on the ground.

    January 16, 2019