an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
"he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"
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"
inspire awe in
"The famous professor awed the undergraduates"
A feeling of fear and reverence.
A feeling of amazement.
To inspire fear and reverence.
To control by inspiring dread.
Origin: ege, influenced during by forms from the cognate agi.
dread; great fear mingled with respect
the emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence
to strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
aw, n. reverential fear, or wonder: dread: (arch.) power to inspire awe.—v.t. to strike with or influence by fear.—adj. Awe′less, without fear.—n. Awe′lessness.—adjs. Awe′some, Aw′some (Scot.), full of awe: inspiring awe: weird, dreadful.—v.t. Awe′-strike, to strike with awe.—adjs. Awe′-struck, struck or affected with awe; Aw′ful, full of awe: dreadful: inspiring respect: expressive of awe: (slang) ugly: and as a mere intensive of anything.—adv. Aw′fully (also in slang merely = very).—n. Aw′fulness. [Ice. agi, A.S. ege, fear; cog. with Gael. eaghal; Gr. achos, anguish.]
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The numerical value of AWE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of AWE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I stand in awe of my body.
Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.
They represent a golden age in the history of photography, when a few men went to the unknown to bring back awe-inspiring pictures.
If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
The sight of extreme athletes careering down an ice track outside Saint Paul's iconic cathedral is an awe-inspiring spectacle -- and one great big party.
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- страхопочитание, внушавам страхопочитание, благоговениеBulgarian
- frygt, ærefrygtDanish
- Ehrfurcht, einschüchternGerman
- pavor, asombro, abrumar, asombrarSpanish
- pelko, hämmästys, pelotella, pelottaaFinnish
- révérence, crainte, admirationFrench
- áhitat, bámulatHungarian
- trwoga, groza, zachwytPolish
- espanto, temorPortuguese
- изумление, трепет, благоговениеRussian
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