Astound meaning

ə-stound
The definition of astound is to shock, surprise or amaze.

If you tell someone something that is totally amazing or confusing, this is an example of astound.

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To astonish and bewilder.
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To bewilder with sudden surprise; astonish greatly; amaze.
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Amazed; astonished.
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(obsolete) Stunned; astounded; astonished.

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Origin of astound

  • From Middle English astoned past participle of astonen to amaze astonish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary