- Stun is to stop or confuse with a sharp blow or a loud noise, or to shock someone.
- Make the crowd unable to move after the explosion is an example of stun.
- The couple announcing to the parents that they'd eloped is an example of stun; to stun the parents.
- to make senseless or unconscious, as by a blow
- to daze or stupefy; shock deeply; astound; overwhelm: stunned by the news
- to overpower or bewilder as by a loud noise or explosion
Origin: Middle English stonien from Old French estoner, to stun: see astonish
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transitive verb stunned stunned, stun·ning, stuns
- To daze or render senseless, by or as if by a blow.
- To overwhelm or daze with a loud noise.
- To stupefy, as with the emotional impact of an experience; astound. See Synonyms at daze.
Origin: Middle English stonen, Old French estoner, from Vulgar Latin *extonāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin tonāre, to thunder; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots.
stun - Computer Definition
(Simple Traversal of UDP through NAT) A protocol that allows applications to detect that a network address translation (NAT) is being used. It can also detect the type of NAT and IP address assigned by it. STUN was developed to support interactive, two-way communications over the Internet such as for voice (VoIP) and videoconferencing. The STUN client sends requests to a STUN server, which is typically hosted by the service provider. Unlike application layer gateways (ALGs) and Middlebox Communications (MIDCOM), which also support two-way communications through NATs, STUN requires no changes to the NAT. See NAT.
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