- Archaic. a short time; short while.
- Chiefly Scot. to pain; hurt.
Origin of stound
Examples from the Web for stound
Historical Examples of stound
"Your father is nothing but an ache and a stound to you, lass," Sim would say in a whimper.
I'd be nothing but an ache and a stound to the lass, as I've olas been—nothing but an ache and a stound to them all.
Stound; a stroke that suddenly over-powers and produces faintness.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
Suddenly there was a shock and stound all over the vessel, her progress was stopped, and a rocking vibration was felt everywhere.A Dark Night's Work
I felt a stound of anguish at the words that might in other circumstances have been true but now were so remote from it.The Shoes of Fortune
- a short while; instant
- a pang or pain