astound


1as·tound

adjective \ə-ˈstand\

Definition of ASTOUND

archaic
:  overwhelmed with astonishment or amazement :  astounded

Origin of ASTOUND

Middle English astoned, from past participle of astonen
First Known Use: 14th century

2astound

transitive verb

: to cause a feeling of great surprise or wonder in (someone)

Full Definition of ASTOUND

:  to fill with bewilderment or wonder

Examples of ASTOUND

  1. The magician will astound you with his latest tricks.
  2. What astounds me is that they never apologized.

First Known Use of ASTOUND

1603

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