What does sober mean?

Definitions for soberˈsoʊ bər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sober.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sober(adj)

    not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

  2. grave, sedate, sober, solemn(adj)

    dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

    "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

  3. drab, sober, somber, sombre(adj)

    lacking brightness or color; dull

    "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"

  4. unplayful, serious, sober(verb)

    completely lacking in playfulness

  5. sober(verb)

    cause to become sober

    "A sobering thought"

  6. sober up, sober(verb)

    become more realistic

    "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"

  7. sober up, sober(verb)

    become sober after excessive alcohol consumption

    "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"

Wiktionary

  1. sober(Verb)

    (often with up) To make or become sober.

  2. sober(Verb)

    (often with up) To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.

    It took him hours to sober up.

  3. sober(Adjective)

    not drunk; not intoxicated

  4. sober(Adjective)

    not given to excessive drinking of alcohol;

  5. sober(Adjective)

    in character; moderate; realistic; serious; not playful; not passionate; cool; self-controlled

  6. sober(Adjective)

    dull; not bright or colorful;

  7. Origin: From sobre, from sobrius, from se- + ebrius, of unknown origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sober

    temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man

  2. Sober

    not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober

  3. Sober

    not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed

  4. Sober

    not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses

  5. Sober

    serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate

  6. Sober(verb)

    to make sober

  7. Sober(verb)

    to become sober; -- often with down

Freebase

  1. Šober

    Šober is a dispersed settlement in the hills northwest of Maribor in northeastern Slovenia. It belongs to the Maribor Urban Municipality. The local church, built on a hill above the settlement, is a landmark visible from afar. It is dedicated to Saint Urban and was built in the 16th century. Between 1784 and 1855 it was abandoned, and was then restored in 1860.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sober

    sō′bėr, adj. not wild or passionate: self-possessed: sedate: grave: calm: regular: simple in colour, sombre: not drunk: temperate, esp. in the use of liquors: (Scot.) poor, feeble.—v.t. to make sober: to free from intoxication.—adj. Sō′ber-blood′ed, cool.—v.t. Sō′berise, to make sober.—adv. Sō′berly.—adj. Sō′ber-mind′ed, habitually calm and temperate.—ns. Sō′ber-mind′edness, the state of being sober-minded: freedom from inordinate passion: calmness; Sō′berness; Sō′bersides, a sedate and solemn person.—adj. Sō′ber-suit′ed, dressed in a suit of sad-coloured clothes.—n. Sōbrī′ety, state or habit of being sober: calmness: gravity. [Fr. sobre—L. sobriusse, apart, not, ebrius, drunk.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. sober

    1. To be bored, unhappy, "all in." 2. To be born or live in Philadelphia. 3. To be without money, to be destitute. 4. To die. _E. g._, "Thank God, I am sober at last!" Dying words of Potodorus in _Two Gentlemen of Yonkers_.

Editors Contribution

  1. sober

    The act or state of choosing not to drink alcohol.

    We went on a girls night out to town and I chose to stay sober so I could drive my friends home.

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Anagrams for sober »

  1. Boers, bores, Brose, brose, robes

  2. Brose

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sober in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sober in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

    But we're not, at least I was not 100% sober.

  2. Ernest Hemingway:

    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

  4. G. K. Chesterton:

    My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, My mother, drunk or sober.

  5. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

    The audience for the most part is awake because they are bobbing up and down and we sit there, stone faced, but we're not, at least I was not 100% sober.

Images & Illustrations of sober

  1. sobersobersober


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