- The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise someone.
An example of the word amaze is when a man proposes to a woman unexpectedly.
Something has amazed this little boy.
amaze definition by Webster's New World
- to fill with great surprise or sudden wonder; astonish
- Obsolete to bewilder
Origin: Middle English (only in past participle amased) ; from Old English āmasian: ; from ā-, a- plush base akin to Norwegian masast, to fall asleep, Swedish mos, sluggish, sleepy
amaze definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es verb, transitive
- To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
- Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
Origin: From Middle English masen, to bewilder, and from amased, bewildered (from Old English āmasod), both from Old English āmasian, to bewilder : ā-, intensive pref. + *masian, to confuse.
- a·mazˈed·ly adverb
- a·mazˈed·ness noun