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Webster 1913 Edition


Stunt

Stunt

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Stunted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Stunting
.]
[See
Stint
.]
To hinder from growing to the natural size; to prevent the growth of; to stint, to dwarf;
as, to
stunt
a child; to
stunt
a plant
.
When, by a cold penury, I blast the abilities of a nation, and
stunt
the growth of its active energies, the ill or may do is beyond all calculation.
Burke.

Stunt

,
Noun.
1.
A check in growth; also, that which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing.
2.
Specifically: A whale two years old, which, having been weaned, is lean, and yields but little blubber.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stunt

STUNT

,
Verb.
T.
[See Stint.] To hinder from growth; applied to animals and plants; as, to stunt a child; to stunt a plant.

Definition 2021


Stunt

Stunt

See also: stunt

German

Noun

Stunt m (genitive Stunts, plural Stunts)

  1. stunt

stunt

stunt

See also: Stunt

English

Noun

stunt (plural stunts)

  1. A daring or dangerous feat, often involving the display of gymnastic skills.
  2. (archaic) skill
    • 1912, Stratemeyer Syndicate, Baseball Joe on the School Nine Chapter 1
      "See if you can hit the barrel, Joe," urged George Bland. "A lot of us have missed it, including Peaches, who seems to think his particular stunt is high throwing."
  3. (American football) A special means of rushing the quarterback done to confuse the opposing team's offensive line.
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Etymology 2

From dialectal stunt (stubborn, dwarfed), from Middle English stont, stunt (short, brief), from Old English stunt (stupid, foolish, simple), from Proto-Germanic *stuntaz (short, compact, stupid, dull). Cognate with Middle High German stunz (short), Old Norse stuttr (short in stature, dwarfed). Related to Old English styntan (to make dull, stupefy, become dull, repress). More at stint.

Verb

stunt (third-person singular simple present stunts, present participle stunting, simple past and past participle stunted)

  1. (transitive) To check or hinder the growth or development of.
    Some have said smoking stunts your growth.
    The politician timed his announcement to stunt any surge in the polls his opponent might gain from the convention.
  2. (intransitive, cheerleading) To perform a stunt.
  3. (intransitive, slang, African American Vernacular) To show off; to posture.
    • Hussein Fatal (Bruce Washington), I Don't Like That (rap song)
      I don't like his style, and he always stuntin'.
Translations

Noun

stunt (plural stunts)

  1. A check in growth.
  2. That which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing.
  3. A two-year-old whale, which, having been weaned, is lean and yields little blubber.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

stunt m (plural stunts, diminutive stuntje n)

  1. stunt

Verb

stunt

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of stunten
  2. imperative of stunten

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English stunt

Noun

stunt n (definite singular stuntet, indefinite plural stunt, definite plural stunta or stuntene)

  1. a stunt

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English stunt

Noun

stunt n (definite singular stuntet, indefinite plural stunt, definite plural stunta)

  1. a stunt

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