Dictionary: A-WAK'EN-ED – AWE'-STRUCK

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A-WAK'EN-ED, pp.

Roused from sleep, in a natural or moral sense.


He or that which awakens.


A revival of religion, or more general attention to religion, than usual.


In a manner to awaken.

A-WARD', n.

  1. The judgment, or determination of arbitrators, or the paper containing it.
  2. Judgment; sentence; determination of points submitted to arbitrators.

A-WARD', v.i.

To judge; to determine; to make an award.

A-WARD', v.t. [Scot. warde, determination; Norm. garda, award, judgment; agardetz, awarded. See Guard and Regard.]

To adjudge; to give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign by sentence. This word is appropriately used to express the act of arbitrators in pronouncing upon the rights of parties; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to A. B.

A-WARD'ED, pp.

Adjudged, or given by judicial sentence, or by the decision of arbitrators.


One that awards, or assigns by sentence or judicial determination; a judge. – Thomson.

A-WARD'ING, ppr.

Adjudging; assigning by judicial scalence; determining.

A-WARE', a. [Sax. gewarian, to take care, provide, avoid; to preserve or defend; also covered, protected; warian, to beware; war, aware. See Ware and Wary.]

Watchful; vigilant; guarded; but more strictly in modern usage, apprised; expecting an event from information, or probability; as, the general was aware of the enemy's designs.

A-WARE', v.i.

To beware; to be cautious. [Not used.] – Milton.

A-WARN', v.t.

To warn: which see. – Spenser.


A bird of Kamtchatka, enumerated by Pennant among the Warblers. The upper parts of the body are of a deep brown color; the throat and breast white, with black spots.

A-WAY', adv. [Sax. aweg, absent, a and weg, way; also onweg, away, and awegan, to avert. See Way.]

  1. Absent; at a distance; as, the master is away from home. Have me away, for I am wounded. 2 Chron. xxxv.
  2. It is much used with words signifying moving or going from; as, go away, send away, run away, &c.; all signifying departure, or separation to a distance. Sometimes without the verb; as, whither away so fast? – Shak. Love hath wings, and will away. Waller.
  3. As an exclamation, it is a command or invitation to depart; away, that is, be gone, or let us go. Away with him. Take him away.
  4. With verbs, it serves to modify their sense, and form peculiar phrases; as, To throw away, to cast from, to give up, dissipate or foolishly destroy. To trifle away, to lose or expend in trifles, or in idleness. To drink away, to squander away, &c., to dissipate in drinking or extravagance. To make away, is to kill or destroy.
  5. Away with has a peculiar signification in the phrase, “I can not away with it.” – Isa. i. The sense is, “I can not bear or endure it.”

A-WAY'WARD, adv.

Turned aside. – Gower.

AWE, n. [aw. Dan. ave, fear, awe, chastisement, discipline; aver, to chastise or correct; Gr. αγαω, to be astonished. Qu. Ir. agh; Sax. ege or oga, fear; Goth. agjan, or ogan, to dread. It would appear that the primary sense of the Dan. is to strike, or check.]

  1. Fear mingled with admiration or reverence; reverential fear. Stand in awe and sin not. – Ps. iv.
  2. Fear; dread inspired by something great, or terrific.

AWE, v.t.

To strike with fear and reverence; to influence by fear, terror or respect; as, his majesty awed them into silence.

A-WEA'RY, a.

Weary: which see. – Shak.

A-WEATH'ER, adv. [aweth'er; a and weather.]

On the weather-side, or toward the wind; as the helm is aweather; opposed to alee. – Mar. Dict.


Striking or influencing by awe. – Gray.

AW'ED, pp.

Struck with fear; influenced by fear or reverence.

A-WEIGH', adv. [awāy; a and weigh.]

Atrip. The anchor is aweigh, when it is just drawn out of the ground, and hangs perpendicular. [See Atrip.]


Impressing with awe. – Bp. Hobart.


Impressed or struck with awe. – Milton.