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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Stun


STUN, verb transitive [The primary sense is to strike or to stop, to blunt, to stupefy.]

1. To make senseless or dizzy with a blow on the head; as, to be stunned by a fall, or by a falling timber.

One hung a pole-ax at his saddle bow, and one a heavy mace to stun the foe.

2. To overpower the sense of hearing; to blunt or stupefy the organs of hearing. To prevent being stunned, cannoneers sometimes fill their ears with wool.

3. To confound or make dizzy by loud and mingled sound.

--An universal hubbub wild of stunning sounds and voices all confusd.