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

  2. gauntadjective

    haggard, drawn and emaciated

  3. gauntadjective

    bleak, barren and desolate

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GAUNTadjective

    Thin; slender; lean; meagre.

    Etymology: As if gewant, from gepanian, to lessen, Saxon.

    Oh, how that name befits my composition!
    Old Gaunt, indeed, and gaunt in being old:
    Within me grief hath kept a tedious fast;
    And who abstains from meat that is not gaunt?
    For sleeping England long time have I watch’d;
    Watching breeds leanness, leanness is all gaunt:
    The pleasure that some fathers feed upon,
    Is my strict fast; I mean my childrens looks;
    And therein fasting, thou hast made me gaunt:
    Gaunt am I for the grave, gaunt as a grave,
    Whose hollow womb inherits nought but bones. William Shakespeare, R. II.

    Two mastiffs, gaunt and grim, her flight pursu’d,
    And oft their fasten’d fangs in blood embru’d. John Dryden, Fables.

ChatGPT

  1. gaunt

    Gaunt refers to someone or something that is lean, thin and haggard, usually because of suffering, hunger, or age. It typically implies severe undernourishment, fatigue, or a worn out and exhausted appearance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gauntadjective

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

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

Wikidata

  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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GAUNT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gaunt is ranked #11993 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gaunt surname appeared 2,604 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Gaunt.

    91.2% or 2,377 total occurrences were White.
    3.2% or 85 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.5% or 65 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 45 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 15 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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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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Translations for gaunt

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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