What does gaunt mean?

Definitions for gaunt
gɔnt, gɑntgaunt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wastedadjective

    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

Wiktionary

  1. gauntadjective

    lean, angular and bony

    Etymology: Perhaps from a Scandinavian source, compare Old Norse gandr (Danish gand/gan, Norwegian bokmål gand)

  2. gauntadjective

    haggard, drawn and emaciated

    Etymology: Perhaps from a Scandinavian source, compare Old Norse gandr (Danish gand/gan, Norwegian bokmål gand)

  3. gauntadjective

    bleak, barren and desolate

    Etymology: Perhaps from a Scandinavian source, compare Old Norse gandr (Danish gand/gan, Norwegian bokmål gand)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gauntadjective

    attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim

    Etymology: [Cf. Norw. gand a thin pointed stick, a tall and thin man, and W. gwan weak.]

Freebase

  1. Gaunt

    Gaunt was a pop punk band formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 1991. The original lineup formed from the ashes of the short-lived and punkadelic Black Juju, and consisted of guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Jerry Wick, bassist Eric Barth and drummer Jeff Regensburger. Jim Weber soon joined on second guitar only to leave just as quickly, and following his departure guitarist/songwriter Jovan Karcic joined. Barth and Regensburger would also later leave and be replaced by a series of successors including Bret Lewis and Brett Falcon on bass, and Nick Youngblood and Sam Brown on drums.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gaunt

    gänt, adj. thin: of a pinched appearance: causing emaciation.—adv. Gaunt′ly.—n. Gaunt′ness. [Skeat compares Norw. gand, pointed stick, and Sw. prov. gank, a lean horse.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gaunt in a Sentence

  1. Los Angeles:

    I saw a very gaunt, frail-looking child, who at that time to me looked like a 5-, 6- or 7-year-old boy.

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  • magerDanish
  • trostlos, nackt, verlassen, abgemagert, hager, knochig, karg, kahl, öde, ausgemergelt, mager, dünnGerman
  • demacradoSpanish
  • laihaFinnish
  • émaciéFrench
  • smagritoItalian
  • костлявый, худой, исхудавший, сухопарый, тощий, исхудалыйRussian
  • ispijen, suhonjav, koščatSerbo-Croatian
  • மெலிந்தTamil

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