Origin and Etymology of astound
Middle English astoned, from past participle of astonen
First Known Use: 14th century
Simple Definition of astound
: to cause a feeling of great surprise or wonder in (someone)
Full Definition of astound
: to fill with bewilderment or wonder
Examples of astound in a sentence
The magician will astound you with his latest tricks.
What astounds me is that they never apologized.
First Known Use of astound
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Rhymes with astound
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ASTOUND Defined for Kids
Definition of astound for Students
: to fill with puzzled wonder <The magician will astound you.>
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