To strike the ears of rudely, as it were by blows of sound; shock the hearing or the sense of; stupefy or bewilder by distracting noise.To strike with stupor physically, as by a blow or violence of any kind; deprive, of consciousness or strength.To benumb; stupefy; deaden.To strike with astonishment; astound; amaze.n. A stroke; a shock; a stupefying blow, whether physical or mental; a stunning effect.n. In marble-working, one of the deep marks made by coarse particles of sand gelling between the saw-blade and the side of the kerf.In stone-cutting, to injure by blows; bruise, as a stone, in such a way that splinters will drop off when the surface is cut or exposed to frost.n. A patch on the surface of a block of stone where the material has been injured by a heavy blow. Compare stun, transitive verb, 5.