- to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.
- Archaic. astonished; astounded.
Origin of astound
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Examples from the Web for astound
But it continues to astound me that there are troves of archives that have not been looked at.What Lincoln Could Teach Fox News
November 6, 2014
The depth of rage, animus and violence that was directed at him—“Spittle flying, the N word flying”—continues to astound him.NPR’s Smooth-Talking Millennial Whisperer
October 7, 2014
I struck my repeater, and this seemed to astound her greatly.Carmen
"Your son is not the only one to astound me," said Monsignor.The Art of Disappearing
John Talbot Smith
My dear Monsieur Malicorne, you astound, you positively bewilder me.Louise de la Valliere
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
A series of boxes on the ears from Boddy began to astound and transform me.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete
He was ever ready to astound and charm his listeners by describing his methods.Sixes and Sevens
- (tr) to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder
Word Origin and History for astound
mid-15c., from Middle English astouned, astoned (c.1300), past participle of astonen, astonien "to stun" (see astonish), with more of the original sense of Vulgar Latin *extonare. Related: Astounded; astounding.