Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AS-TON'ISH-ED – AS-TRIF'ER-OUS
Amazed; confounded with fear, surprise, or admiration.
Very wonderful; of a nature to excite great admiration, or amazement.
Amazing; confounding with wonder, or fear.
In a manner or degree to excite amazement. – Bp. Fleetwood.
The quality of exciting astonishment.
Amazement; confusion of mind from fear, surprise, or admiration, at an extraordinary or unexpected event.
To astonish; to strike dumb with amazement. From Old Fr. estonner.
Astonished to dumbness.
- adj. Adapted to astonish.
Amazement. – Coleridge.
A-STRAD'DLE, adv. [a and straddle. See Straddle.]
With the legs across a thing, or on different sides; as, to sit astraddle.
AS'TRA-GAL, n. [Gr. αςραγαλος, a turning joint, vertebra, spondylus.]
- In architecture, a little round molding which surrounds the top or bottom of a column, in the form of a ring; representing a ring or band of iron, to prevent the splitting of the column. It is often cut into beads or berries, and is used in ornamented entablatures, to separate the several faces of the architrave. – Encyc.
- In gunnery, a round molding on cannon near the mouth. – Encyc.
- In anatomy, the huckle, ankle, or sling bone; the upper bone of the foot supporting the tibia. – Coxe.
AS'TRAL, a. [L. astrum; Gr. αςηρ, a star.]
Belonging to the stars; starry.
A lamp whose light is placed under a concave glass.
AS-TRAY', adv. [a and stray. See Stray.]
Out of the right way or proper place, both in a literal and figurative sense. In morals and religion, it signifies wandering from the path of rectitude, from duty and happiness. Before I was afflicted, I went astray. – Ps. cxix. Cattle go astray when they leave their proper owners or inclosures. See Deut. xxii.
AS-TRE'A, n. [Gr. αστηρ, a star.]
- The goddess of justice. A name sometimes given to the sign Virgo. The poets feign that justice quitted heaven, in the golden age, to reside on earth; but becoming weary with the iniquities of men, she returned to heaven, and commenced a constellation of stars. – Encyc.
- A species of coral.
Compendious; contracted. – Weever.
AS-TRICT', v.t. [L. astringo, astrictus. See Astringe.]
To bind fast, or compress. [Not much used.]
Bound fast; compressed with bandages.
Binding close; compressing; contracting.
- The act of binding close, or compressing with ligatures.
- A contraction of parts by applications; the stopping of hemorrhages. – Coxe.
Binding; compressing; styptic.
Astringent; binding; apt to bind.
With the legs across.
AS-TRIF'ER-OUS, a. [L. astrifer; astrum, a star, and fero, to bear.]
Bearing or containing stars. [Little used.]