What does astound mean?

astound meaning in General Dictionary

To stun to stupefy

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  • Stunned astounded amazed
  • affect with wonder
  • of Astone
  • Stunned; astounded; surprised.
  • of Astound
  • To stun; to stupefy.
  • To astonish; to strike with amazement; to confound with question, surprise, or anxiety.

astound meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from center English astouned, astoned (c.1300), previous participle of astonen, astonien "to stun" (see astonish), with an increase of associated with the initial feeling of Vulgar Latin *extonare. Relevant: Astounded; astounding.


astound meaning in General Dictionary

of Astone

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  • (a.) Stunned; astounded; astonished.
  • of Astound
  • (a.) To stun; to stupefy.
  • (a.) To astonish; to strike with amazement; to confound with question, shock, or worry.