Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To stun; to render senseless, as by a blow.
Enough, captain; you have
astonishedhim. [Fluellen had struck Pistol].
The very cramp-fish [i. e., torpedo] . . . being herself not benumbed, is able to
To strike with sudden fear, terror, or wonder; to amaze; to surprise greatly, as with something unaccountable; to confound with some sudden emotion or passion.
Musidorus . . . had his wits
I, Daniel . . . was
astonishedat the vision.
Dan. viii. 27.
Syn. – To amaze; astound; overwhelm; surprise.
Webster 1828 Edition
To stun or strike dumb with sudden fear, terror, surprise or wonder; to amaze; to confound with some sudden passion.
I Daniel was astonished at the vision. Dan. 8.