Definitions for AWEɔ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

aweɔ(n.; v.)awed, aw•ing.

  1. (n.)an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, or wonder produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, etc.

  2. Archaic. power to inspire fear or reverence.

  3. Obs. fear or dread.

  4. (v.t.)to inspire or fill with awe.

  5. to influence or restrain by awe.

Origin of awe:

1250–1300; ME aghe, awe < Scand; cf. ON agi fear; akin to OE ege, Go agis, Gk áchos pain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awe(noun)

    an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration

    "he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"

  2. fear, reverence, awe, veneration(verb)

    a feeling of profound respect for someone or something

    "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"

  3. awe(verb)

    inspire awe in

    "The famous professor awed the undergraduates"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. awe(noun)ɔ

    respect and admiration

    He's in awe of his boss.


  1. awe(Noun)

    A feeling of fear and reverence.

  2. awe(Noun)

    A feeling of amazement.

  3. awe(Verb)

    To inspire fear and reverence.

  4. awe(Verb)

    To control by inspiring dread.

  5. Origin: ege, influenced during by forms from the cognate agi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awe(noun)

    dread; great fear mingled with respect

  2. Awe(noun)

    the emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence

  3. Awe(verb)

    to strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread

Anagrams of AWE

  1. eaw, WAE

Translations for AWE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


wonder and fear

The child looked in awe at the king.

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