Definitions for awesomeˈɔ səm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

awe•some*ˈɔ səm(adj.)

  1. inspiring awe:

    an awesome sight.

  2. showing awe.

  3. Slang. very impressive.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

* Usage: See awful.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing(adj)

    inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

    "New York is an amazing city"; "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"; "the awesome complexity of the universe"; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. awesome(adjective)ˈɔ səm

    extremely good

    The roller coaster is totally awesome.

  2. awesomeˈɔ səm

    making you feel admiration or fear

    an awesome task


  1. awesome(Adjective)

    Causing awe or terror; inspiring wonder or excitement.

  2. awesome(Adjective)

    Excellent, exciting, remarkable.

  3. Origin: Early Modern English 1590-1600, from . Compare egeful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awesome(adj)

    causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight

  2. Awesome(adj)

    expressive of awe or terror


  1. Awesome

    Awesome is a science fiction action video game released by Psygnosis for the Amiga and Atari ST in 1990. It features a variety of gameplay styles, from overhead shooting to Asteroids-esque sequences, and a pre-rendered ray-traced intro sequence. The antagonist of the game is John Winner. Scenes and music from the game were featured in Psygnosis's later game Lemmings as in-jokes, in a Taxing rated level called "What an AWESOME level". The theme music for Awesome was composed by Tim Wright. The box art for Awesome was painted by science fiction artist John Harris.

Translations for awesome

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


causing awe

The waterfall was awe-inspiring; an awesome sight.

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