Definitions
amazement Tweet Definition of amazement Like Definition of amazement on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) The condition of being amazed; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden fear, horror, or admiration; astonishment.
  2. (context, countable, archaic) A particular feeling of wonder, surprise, fear, or horror.
    • 1682, w:Samuel_Willard, Samuel Willard, The fiery tryal no strange thing, Samuel Sewell, Boston, p. 16,
    • :Were believers thoroughly persuaded of what God meaneth, by these things, they would not be so liable to those frights and amazements which distract and disturb them.
    • 1791, "Character of the faithful Man," in Aphorisms concerning the Assurance of Faith, W. Young, Philadelphia, p. 60,
    • :In the midst of ill rumours and amazements, his countenance changeth not.
    • 1853, w:Charlotte_Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Villette, ch. 41,
    • :Certain points, crises, certain feelings, joys, griefs and amazements, when reviewed, must strike us as things wildered and whirling.
    • (context, countable, dated) Something which amazes.
    • 1913, w:Jack_London, Jack London, The Valley of the Moon, ch. 21,
    • :So impossible did it seem that such an of horse-flesh could ever be hers.
    • 1918, w:Christopher_Morley, Christopher Morley, "The Urchin at the Zoo," in Mince Pie,
    • :I believe the Urchin showed more enthusiasm over the stone and the robin than over any of the amazements that succeeded them.
      1. (obsolete) Madness, frenzy.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, verwondering)

Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for amazement for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.