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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astound  \As*tound"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Astounded},  [Obs.] 
  {Astound};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Astounding}.]  [See  {Astound},  a.] 
  1.  To  stun;  to  stupefy. 
 
  No  puissant  stroke  his  senses  once  astound. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  2.  To  astonish;  to  strike  with  amazement;  to  confound  with 
  wonder,  surprise,  or  fear. 
 
  These  thoughts  may  startle  well  but  not  astound  The 
  virtuous  mind.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astounding  \As*tound"ing\,  a. 
  Of  a  nature  to  astound;  astonishing;  amazing;  as  an 
  astounding  force,  statement,  or  fact  --  {As*tound"ing*ly}, 
  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  astounding 
  adj  1:  bewildering  or  striking  dumb  with  wonder  [syn:  {dumbfounding}, 
  {dumfounding}] 
  2:  so  surprisingly  impressive  as  to  stun  or  overwhelm;  "such  an 
  enormous  response  was  astonishing";  "an  astounding 
  achievement";  "the  amount  of  money  required  was 
  staggering";  "suffered  a  staggering  defeat";  "the  figure 
  inside  the  boucle  dress  was  stupefying"  [syn:  {astonishing}, 
  {staggering},  {stupefying}] 




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