Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: awake – awhile
awake, v. [see wake, v.] (webplay: life, spiritual).
- Revive; get ready; take action; return from a state of inactivity.
- Resurrect; arise from the grave; change from death to life; transform from mortality to immortality.
- Stop sleeping; arise from slumber; wake up.
awaken (-ed), v. [see wake, v.] (webplay: bestir, dead, light, rise).
- Resurrect; revive; change from mortality to eternal life.
- Animate; enliven; inspire; quicken; stimulate; move; motivate; touch; [fig.] delight; electrify; exhilarate.
- Arouse from sleep; interrupt the slumber of.
award (-s), n. [AngFr < Fr. 'observe, consider, look at, decide, examine, ordain, fix'.]
Judgment; sentence; compensation; recompense; [fig.] bonus; prize; reward.
award (-ed), v. [see award, n.]
Judge; determine; acknowledge; [fig.] honor; endow; grant.
aware, adj. [OE waer, wary, cautious.] (webplay: watchful).
- Awake; vigilant; on guard; paying attention.
- Conscious; cognizant; sentient.
- Apprised; informed; familiar with; having knowledge.
away, adv. [OE a-weg, on + way; see way, n.] (webplay: absent, bear, command, departure, distance, drink, endure, foolishly, go, home, idleness, invitation, kill, love, lose, master, moving, run, send away, separation, trifle, turned aside, wings).
- Apart; secretly; underneath; out of sight; in a safe place.
- Through; continuously; without interruption; until the end.
- Elsewhere; in a different direction; from this place to another.
- Missing; aloof; late; overdue; tardy.
- Into nothing; into oblivion; out of existence.
- Gone; into disuse; out of service; out of possession.
- Absent; truant; at a distance.
- On to immortality; out of life.
- Far; abroad; remote; geographically distant.
- Phrase. “Run away”: flee; desert; escape; [fig.] fade; die.
awe (-s), n. [ON agi, fear.] (webplay: death, dread, eyes, fear, help, place, stand in awe).
- Reverence; sublimity; veneration; respectful fear.
- Terror; fright; trepidation; feeling of apprehension.
- Admiration; wonder; amazement.
awe (-d), v. [see awe, n.] (webplay: silence, worshipful, prayer).
Amaze; astonish; overwhelm with reverence.
awful, adj. [see awe, n.] (webplay: chastisement, death, dread, eyes, fear, fills, great, place, prayer, reverence, silence, stand, strikes, terror).
- Harrowing; horrible; forceful; destructively powerful; violently strong.
- Immense; enormous; tremendous; impressive; [lit.] full of awe; awe-inspiring.
- Profound; solemn; reverent; intensely significant.
- Ghastly; spectral; unearthly.
awhile, adv. [prothesis; OE ane hwile, for a short time; see while, conj.]
Temporarily; momentarily; for a period of time.