What does Stunt mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stuntnoun

    a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention

  2. stuntverb

    a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth

  3. stuntverb

    check the growth or development of

    "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"

  4. stuntverb

    perform a stunt or stunts


  1. Stuntnoun

    an unusual action performed to gain public attention; as, a publicity stunt.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Stuntverb

    To hinder from growth.

    Etymology: stunta, Islandick.

    Though this usage stunted the girl in her growth, it gave her a hardy constitution; she had life and spirit. Arbuthnot.

    There he stopt short, nor since has writ a tittle,
    But has the wit to make the most of little;
    Like stunted hide-bound trees, that just have got
    Sufficient sap at once to bear and rot. Alexander Pope.

    The tree grew scrubby, dry’d a-top and stunted,
    And the next parson stubb’d and burnt it. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stuntverb

    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

  2. Stuntnoun

    a check in growth; also, that which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing

  3. Stuntnoun

    specifically: A whale two years old, which, having been weaned, is lean, and yields but little blubber

  4. Etymology: [See Stint.]


  1. Stunt

    A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes usually on TV, theatre, or cinema. Stunts are a big part of many action films. Before computer generated imagery special effects, these effects were limited to the use of models, false perspective and other in-camera effects, unless the creator could find someone willing to jump from car to car or hang from the edge of a skyscraper: the stunt performer or stunt double.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stunt

    stunt, v.t. to hinder from growth, to dwarf, check.—n. a check in growth: an animal whose growth is stunted.—adj. Stunt′ed, dwarfed.—n. Stunt′edness, state of being stunted. [A.S. stunt, blunt; Ice. stuttr, short.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. stuntnoun

    Sexual acts.

  2. stuntnoun

    A person who performs stunts. Well, what you are is a stunt, man. You're on a hunt and your plan is to take all you can -- Brand Nubian (Slow Down)

  3. stuntnoun

    To pull a stunt, to try something difficult. Stacking paper thats my nature, pull a stunt to major capers -- Lil' Bing, Lil' Villain, Grimm and Ikeman (Lately)

  4. stuntnoun

    To show off

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Stunt in a Sentence

  1. Bryan Holcombe:

    Sutherland Springs’s just not a problem to us, we know exactly where the family is, and Sutherland Springs’s not going to be long until we ’ll both be there, he said. And we’re really sort of looking forward to Sutherland Springs. Crystal Holcombes were upbeat and full of good humor during a telephone interview, and they are not an exception in this deeply evangelical part of Texas. What is so striking about relatives and friends of the 26 victims of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs is that they all believe good will come from this act of evil and that their loved ones are now safe for eternity, and breathing again, with God. Psychologists say such deep faith can help families deal with such a ghastly event. Even so, they warn that leaning too heavily on one’s religious beliefs can stunt the natural grieving period and result in post-traumatic stress later.

  2. Taylor Roccaforte:

    I was not used as a political stunt, that's what made it such a special thing for me. It was something for me and my family and it was very, just very genuine.

  3. Lila Rose:

    We don’t know the authenticity of this story; that’s one of the reasons why people on both sides are upset. It comes across as a stunt, if there is a life here at stake, the message to this woman is to give the child a chance. There are better options than abortion for both you and your baby.

  4. Steve Dickson:

    It's clearly a PR stunt for the Federal Aviation Administration and a free endorsement for Boeing.

  5. Jim Wallace:

    One thing is certain is that this new interpretation is purely a political stunt and has nothing to do with public safety or law.

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