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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stunt(noun)

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

  2. stunt(verb)

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

  3. stunt(verb)

    check the growth or development of

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

  4. stunt(verb)

    perform a stunt or stunts

GCIDE

  1. Stunt(n.)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Stint a task.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stunt(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [See Stint.]

  2. Stunt(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Stint.]

  3. Stunt(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Stint.]

Freebase

  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. stunt(noun)

    Sexual acts.

  2. stunt(noun)

    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. stunt(noun)

    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. stunt(noun)

    To show off

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Numerology

  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. Carole Baskin:

    I believe their actions are just a publicity stunt, but if it helps us find Don Lewis.Baskin, then that will be a huge relief.

  2. Dustin Diamond:

    There was a stunt person, i had to take a chance. What if that thing had made $3 or 4 million?

  3. Biographer Lacey:

    You would never have guessed at the beginning of the reign the queen would take part in a stunt in which she appeared to jump out of a helicopter with James Bond.

  4. 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.

  5. Margaret Hodge:

    I can't tell until I've seen the detail whether this is a PR stunt or a serious policy which will reveal the true ownership of properties here in the UK.

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