What does sober mean?

Definitions for sober
ˈsoʊ bərsober

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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.

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

  2. sober(Verb)

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

    It took him hours to sober up.

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

  3. sober(Adjective)

    not drunk; not intoxicated

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

  4. sober(Adjective)

    not given to excessive drinking of alcohol;

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

  5. sober(Adjective)

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

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

  6. sober(Adjective)

    dull; not bright or colorful;

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

Wikipedia

  1. SOBER

    In cryptography, SOBER is a family of stream ciphers initially designed by Greg Rose of QUALCOMM Australia starting in 1997. The name is a contrived acronym for Seventeen Octet Byte Enabled Register. Initially the cipher was intended as a replacement for broken ciphers in cellular telephony. The ciphers evolved, and other developers (primarily Phillip Hawkes) joined the project. SOBER was the first cipher, with a 17-byte linear-feedback shift register (LFSR), a form of decimation called stuttering, and a nonlinear output filter function. The particular configuration of the shift register turned out to be vulnerable to "guess and determine" attacks. SOBER-2 changed the position of the feedback and output taps to resist the above attacks. S16 was an expansion to 16-bit words rather than bytes, with an expected increase of security.

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_.

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Anagrams for sober »

  1. Boers, bores, Brose, brose, robes

  2. Brose

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  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

Examples of sober in a Sentence

  1. Alissa Rumsey:

    While you may be able to realize you are full and stop after one slice of pizza when you are sober, it's harder to read those fullness signals when you've had a few drinks, people often end up eating when they aren't necessarily hungry.

  2. 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.

  3. Rebecca Cutter:

    I've been sober a long time. I have no shame around that, that's an amazing thing. If anybody watches the show and sees a glimmer of hope about the chance for recovery, that's great.

  4. Sergio Moreira:

    DOCTORS PARTIALLY DELIVER BABY WITH MASS ON NECK TO HELP PROTECT UNBORN TWIN According to Yahoo, the letter went on to explain that the suspects are struggling from drugs and homelessness, and were trying to make a quick dollar, but didnt know what was inside the package. We never wanted to steal a childs hope, the letter read, according to Yahoo. After seeing ourselves looking like low lives on the news, we have both decided to get clean and 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.

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