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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aware(p), cognizant, cognisant(adj)

    (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception

    "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"

  2. mindful, aware(adj)

    bearing in mind; attentive to

    "ever mindful of her health"; "mindful of his responsibilities"; "mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action"


  1. aware(Adjective)

    Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.

    Stay aware! Don't let your guard down.

    Etymology: From gewær, from ge- (English a-#Etymology 3) + wær (English ware), from ga- + . Replaced plain (unintensified) ware.

  2. aware(Adjective)

    Conscious or having knowledge of something

    Are you aware of what is being said about you?

    Etymology: From gewær, from ge- (English a-#Etymology 3) + wær (English ware), from ga- + . Replaced plain (unintensified) ware.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aware(adj)

    watchful; vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty

    Etymology: [OE. iwar, AS. gewr, fr. wr wary. The pref. ge- orig. meant together, completely. . See Wary.]

  2. Aware(adj)

    apprised; informed; cognizant; conscious; as, he was aware of the enemy's designs

    Etymology: [OE. iwar, AS. gewr, fr. wr wary. The pref. ge- orig. meant together, completely. . See Wary.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aware

    a-wār′, adj. wary: informed, conscious (with of)—ns. Aware′dom (H. Walpole), Aware′ness. [A.S. gewær, pfx. ge-, and wær, cautious. See Wary.]

Editors Contribution

  1. aware

    To have knowledge of.

    They were aware of the way forward intuitively..

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aware' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #954

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aware' in Written Corpus Frequency: #924

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aware' in Adjectives Frequency: #108

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aware in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aware in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of aware in a Sentence

  1. Sean Morris:

    I've seen people actually discussing things in a social situation, like guys saying in a bar 'Come on, that's not ok' or 'Do you think that's the best way to act?' people now are more aware of sexism and less happy to stand for it - they are ready to say something to their peers rather than awkwardly laugh it off or ignore it.

  2. Luke Lichterman:

    Lichterman’s online store, http://www.huntinganddefense.com, takes digital payments, but without Luke Lichterman bank’s help Luke Lichterman would have been forced to used costly transaction services that would have taken a huge bite out of Luke Lichterman already-thin profit margins, Luke Lichterman said. I was aware of Operation Choke Point and that it was intended to make Operation Choke Point impossible for people with a fraudulent business to do banking, but I sell firearms, which is constitutionally protected, and am licensed by the federal government to sell firearms.

  3. Petra Nemcova:

    There’s a big gap there between a natural disaster warning and its aftermath, and when first responders leave, many children can wait up to six, eight years to have a safe school … That’s why we developed Smart Response, which helps to address those immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. We want to build safe schools for children, but we also want to hear the needs of the community and try to help as much as possible. If you just do first response and don’t take any time to rebuild long-term for the community, it’s never going to heal properly … There’s first response, but there needs to be rebuilding long-term. That’s our goal. Petra Nemcova is aware first responders are crucial in delivering clean water, medicine and other supplies immediately after a natural disaster. However, she added long-term revitalization is just as important to ensure healing, all while empowering people to help support their community. And Petra Nemcova has zero plans to ever give up on those who can use some support, wherever they are.

  4. John Manly:

    We were already aware that MSU has hired private investigators to dig up dirt on Nassar’s victims and this is one more indication that John Engler and the MSU Board of Trustees continues to treat survivors as the enemy.

  5. Nisha Jhalani:

    Fitness trackers are a great way to make people aware of their activity level throughout the day, oftentimes, our perceived activity is much more than actual time spent we spend moving, especially people whose jobs involve sitting at a desk for hours at a time.

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