'Stagger' definitions:

Definition of 'stagger'

(from WordNet)
An unsteady uneven gait [syn: lurch, stumble, stagger]
Walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room" [syn: stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen]
Walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow" [syn: stagger, flounder]
To arrange in a systematic order; "stagger the chairs in the lecture hall" [syn: stagger, distribute]
Astound or overwhelm, as with shock; "She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake"

Definition of 'Stagger'

  • Stagger \Stag"ger\, v. t.
  • 1. To cause to reel or totter. [1913 Webster]
  • That hand shall burn in never-quenching fire That staggers thus my person. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock. [1913 Webster]
  • Whosoever will read the story of this war will find himself much staggered. --Howell. [1913 Webster]
  • Grants to the house of Russell were so enormous, as not only to outrage economy, but even to stagger credibility. --Burke. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Stagger'

  • Stagger \Stag"ger\ (-g[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Staggered (-g[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Staggering.] [OE. stakeren, Icel. stakra to push, to stagger, fr. staka to punt, push, stagger; cf. OD. staggeren to stagger. Cf. Stake, n.]
  • 1. To move to one side and the other, as if about to fall, in standing or walking; not to stand or walk with steadiness; to sway; to reel or totter. [1913 Webster]
  • Deep was the wound; he staggered with the blow. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail. "The enemy staggers." --Addison. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To begin to doubt and waver in purpose; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate. [1913 Webster]
  • He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief. --Rom. iv. 20. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Stagger'

  • Stagger \Stag"ger\, n.
  • 1. An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. pl. (Far.) A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; apopletic or sleepy staggers. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. pl. Bewilderment; perplexity. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • Stomach staggers (Far.), distention of the stomach with food or gas, resulting in indigestion, frequently in death. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'stagger'

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