not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
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"
drab, sober, somber, sombre(adj)
lacking brightness or color; dull
"drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"
unplayful, serious, sober(verb)
completely lacking in playfulness
cause to become sober
"A sobering thought"
sober up, sober(verb)
become more realistic
"After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"
sober up, sober(verb)
become sober after excessive alcohol consumption
"Keep him in bed until he sobers up"
(often with up) To make or become sober.
(often with up) To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.
It took him hours to sober up.
not drunk; not intoxicated
not given to excessive drinking of alcohol;
in character; moderate; realistic; serious; not playful; not passionate; cool; self-controlled
dull; not bright or colorful;
Origin: From sobre, from sobrius, from se- + ebrius, of unknown origin.
temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man
not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober
not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed
not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses
serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate
to make sober
to become sober; -- often with down
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
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. sobrius—se, apart, not, ebrius, drunk.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
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_.
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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Boers, bores, Brose, brose, robes
The numerical value of sober in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of sober in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
But we're not, at least I was not 100% sober.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
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.
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.
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.
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Translations for sober
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- айыҡ, айныҡBashkir
- sobriCatalan, Valencian
- hloupý, střízlivý, vystřízlivět, tupýCzech
- ædruelig, ædru, soberDanish
- besonnen, ernst, nüchtern, ernüchtern, ausnüchternGerman
- νηφάλιος, μετρημένος, εγκρατήςGreek
- sobriĝi, sobraEsperanto
- sobrio, serenoSpanish
- hillitty, raitis, selvinpäinFinnish
- sobre, cuverFrench
- stuama, sòbairScottish Gaelic
- 真面目, シラフ, 酔いを醒ますJapanese
- eniichterLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- неяркий, трезвый, тусклый, умеренныйRussian
- nyktra, nykter, nyktra tillSwedish
- mutedil, uyanık dikkatli, hüşyarTurkish
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