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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·maze v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amazed p. pr. & vb. n. Amazing.]
 1. To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze. [Obs.]
    A labyrinth to amaze his foes.   --Shak.
 2. To confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly. Amazing Europe with her wit.”
    And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?   --Matt. xii. 23.
 Syn: -- To astonish; astound; confound; bewilder; perplex; surprise.
 Usage: -- Amaze, Astonish. Amazement includes the notion of bewilderment of difficulty accompanied by surprise. It expresses a state in which one does not know what to do, or to say, or to think. Hence we are amazed at what we can not in the least account for. Astonishment also implies surprise. It expresses a state in which one is stunned by the vastness or greatness of something, or struck with some degree of horror, as when one is overpowered by thenormity of an act, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·maz·ing a. Causing amazement; very wonderful; as, amazing grace.  -- A*maz*ing*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: surprising greatly; "she does an amazing amount of work";
             "the dog was capable of astonishing tricks" [syn: astonishing]
      2: inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "New York is an
         amazing city"; "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring
         sight"; "the awesome complexity of the universe"; "this
         sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some
         hidden soul beneath"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing
         majesty, so vast, so high, so silent" [syn: awe-inspiring,
          awesome, awful, awing]