- Gaunt Gaunt, a. [Cf. Norw. gand a thin pointed stick, a tall
and thin man, and W. gwan weak.]
Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager;
pinched and grim. ``The gaunt mastiff.'' --Pope.
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Gaunt — is a adjective that describes a living thing as being bony, thin and/or sickly. It may be used to describe a barren deserted place. Gaunt may also refer to:People with the name Gaunt* Dan Gaunt, a young Welsh darts prodigy tipped as the new Phil… … Wikipedia
Gaunt — ist der Name der folgenden Personen: Maurice de Gaunt (13. Jahrhundert), englischer Adliger und Erbauer von Beverston Castle John of Gaunt, 1. Duke of Lancaster (1340–1399), englischer Prinz Mary Gaunt (1861 1942), australische Schriftstellerin… … Deutsch Wikipedia
gaunt — gaunt·let·ed; gaunt·ly; gaunt·ness; gaunt; gaunt·let; gaunt·let·ted; … English syllables
gaunt´ly — gaunt «gnt, gahnt», adjective verb. –adj. 1. very thin and bony; with hollow eyes and a starved look: »Hunger and suffering had made the lost hikers gaunt. SYNONYM(S): lean, spare, lank. See syn. under thin. (Cf. ↑thin) 2. such as to cause… … Useful english dictionary
gaunt — [go:nt US go:nt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language] 1.) very thin and pale, especially because of illness or continued worry = ↑drawn ▪ the old man s gaunt face 2.) literary a building, mountain etc that is gaunt… … Dictionary of contemporary English
gaunt — [ gɔnt ] adjective very thin, usually because you are sick, tired, or worried: His face was pale and gaunt. ╾ gaunt|ness noun uncount … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
gaunt — [gônt, gänt] adj. [ME gawnte, earlier gant, slender, thin, gaunt < ?] 1. thin and bony; hollow eyed and haggard, as from great hunger or age; emaciated 2. looking grim, forbidding, or desolate gauntly adv. gauntness n … English World dictionary
Gaunt — Gaunt, veralteter englischer Name für Gent … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
gaunt — mid 15c. (as a surname from mid 13c.), from M.Fr. gant, of uncertain origin; perhaps from a Scandinavian source (Cf. O.N. gand a thin stick, also a tall thin man ) and somehow connected with the root of gander. Connection also has been suggested… … Etymology dictionary
gaunt — rawboned, angular, lank, lanky, *lean, spare, scrawny, skinny Analogous words: cadaverous, wasted, *haggard, worn: *thin, slim, slender, slight Contrasted words: portly, plump, *fleshy, fat, stout, corpulent, obese, rotund, chubby … New Dictionary of Synonyms