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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aware(p), cognizant, cognisantadjective

    (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, awareadjective

    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. awareadjective

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

    Stay aware! Don't let your guard down.

  2. awareadjective

    Conscious or having knowledge of something

    Are you aware of what is being said about you?

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Awareadverb

    Vigilant; in a state of alarm; attentive.

    Etymology: from a and ware; and old word for cautious; it is however, perhaps an adjective; gewarian, Sax.

    Ere I was aware, I had left myself nothing but the name of a king. Philip Sidney.

    Ere sorrow was aware, they made his thoughts bear away something else besides his own sorrow. Philip Sidney, Arcadia.

    Temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves; so that we are but little aware of them, and less able to withstand them. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

  2. To Awareverb

    To beware; to be cautious.

    So warn’d he them, aware themselves; and
    Instant, without disturb, they took alarm. Par. Lost, b. vi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awareadjective

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

  2. Awareadjective

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

  3. 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. Alexandria Carr:

    This judgment has the potential to be political dynamite as it is possible that the European Court will uphold the right of the ECB to adopt a policy that prefers the euro zone to countries like the UK that do not use the euro, the Court will be well aware of the political ramifications of this case, particularly given the UK concerns about recent developments in financial services regulation and the threat of Brexit.

  2. Bill Maher:

    Woke -- I don't remember the day the term was born, although I hear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, ‘ Only old people use Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now. ’ Well, you gave it to us. Like five years ago. So sorry we didn't get the memo, in its best sense, if we're talking about being aware of things we should have always been aware of more, reckonings that we've had … but there's a reason why the term ‘ woke ’ has come to signify going too far. And doing things that don't make sense.

  3. Sam Fuld:

    It's ongoing, it's not just before meals, it's before everything, you have to be aware of everything you eat, the amount of insulin you need and other variables like exercise and stress. I've been doing it for 23 years now and still every day is new and challenging. I try to eat things that I have a good idea of the carb content and the fat content. It does involve a lot of guessing at times.

  4. Marc Walkowskisaid:

    Theres a lot of hotels in this area so Im not concerned that ours would be a target, but you never know, we werent aware that it was arson, we assumed it was an accident.

  5. Alzheimers Association saysWith many doctors:

    We find that dementia and cognitive impairment are much more prevalent in the general population than most people are aware of.

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