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.