What does awesome mean?

Definitions for awesome
ˈɔ səmawe·some

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

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"


  1. awesome(Adjective)

    Causing awe or terror; inspiring wonder or excitement.

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

  2. awesome(Adjective)

    Excellent, exciting, remarkable.

    Etymology: 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.

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How to pronounce awesome?

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    US English

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of awesome in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of awesome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of awesome in a Sentence

  1. Bill Belichick:

    Well, I certainly appreciate the support from our Patriots fans in China, that's awesome. Yeah, right now, I'm really just focused on trying to help our team do the best job I can to prepare our team for the Rams. Not going to really worry about anything else besides that. I've hit the 45-year-old milestone Bill Belichick as a coach, so long past that. But as far as the future goes, right now the future for me is Sunday, Sunday night against the Rams.

  2. Lori Chalupny:

    It's just incredible, the atmosphere out there was awesome. We kind of looked around as a team like, 'Let's just soak this in for a second.'.

  3. Bianca Andreescu:

    It hasn't really sunk in, i didn't really have the time to just see what's happening in my life right now. It's been a crazy year for me, and being able to hold this trophy is pretty awesome.

  4. Sarah Grant:

    If we make money, awesome... but it was something that was definitely born out of love and probably has a bit of a life of its own, so there's no real plan except just to keep doing it.

  5. Oscar Vandy-Connor:

    he is very awesome.

Images & Illustrations of awesome

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  • رائعArabic
  • ফাটাফাটিBengali
  • fantàsticCatalan, Valencian
  • úžasný, skvělý, úděsný, strašnýCzech
  • furchteinflößend, toll, beeindruckend, großartig, fürchterlich, furchterregend, genialGerman
  • φοβερόςGreek
  • tremendo, piola, impresionanteSpanish
  • عالیPersian
  • mahtava, vaikuttava, pelottavaFinnish
  • magnifique, terrifiant, formidable, génial, impressionnantFrench
  • भयानकHindi
  • klassz, félelmetes, óriásiHungarian
  • հիանալի, ահեղArmenian
  • mengagumkanIndonesian
  • splendido, magnifico, fantastico, impressionante, eccezionaleItalian
  • מדהיםHebrew
  • クール, 素敵, すごい, 素晴らしい, 素晴らしいですJapanese
  • 쩐다Korean
  • verendusLatin
  • bauginantis, stulbinantis, nuostabusLithuanian
  • beangstigend, angstaanjagend, indrukwekkend, geweldigDutch
  • nizhóníNavajo, Navaho
  • superPolish
  • do caralho, impressionantePortuguese
  • formidabil, uimitor, înspăimântătorRomanian
  • клёвый, круто́й, потряса́ющий, здо́рово, устраша́ющий, кла́ссный, ужасающий, [[внушать, потря́сныйRussian
  • do jajaSerbo-Croatian
  • birinxhiAlbanian
  • grymt braSwedish
  • அற்புதமானTamil
  • korkunç, süper, huşu veren, harikaTurkish
  • страхітливийUkrainian
  • خوفناکUrdu
  • tuyệt cú mèo, tuyệt vời, đáng kinh sợ, dễ sợ, đáng sợVietnamese
  • 真棒Chinese

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