Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of AWE

Pronunciation:  o

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; "he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"
  2. [n]  a profound fear inspired by a deity
  3. [v]  inspire awe in; "The famous professor awed the undergraduates"

AWE is a 3 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: reverence, veneration
 See Also: admiration, affright, cow, fear, fearfulness, fright, fright, frighten, overawe, scare, wonder, wonderment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Awe\ ([add]), n. [OE. a[yogh]e, aghe, fr. Icel. agi; akin
    to AS. ege, [=o]ga, Goth. agis, Dan. ave chastisement, fear,
    Gr. 'a`chos pain, distress, from the same root as E. ail.
    [root]3. Cf. {Ugly}.]
    1. Dread; great fear mingled with respect. [Obs. or
             His frown was full of terror, and his voice Shook
             the delinquent with such fits of awe. --Cowper.
    2. The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an
       undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime;
       reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.
             There is an awe in mortals' joy, A deep mysterious
             fear.                                 --Keble.
             To tame the pride of that power which held the
             Continent in awe.                     --Macaulay.
             The solitude of the desert, or the loftiness of the
             mountain, may fill the mind with awe -- the sense of
             our own littleness in some greater presence or
             power.                                --C. J. Smith.
    {To stand in awe of}, to fear greatly; to reverence
    Syn: See {Reverence}.
  2. \Awe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Awed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
    To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to
    control by inspiring dread.
          That same eye whose bend doth awe the world. --Shak.
          His solemn and pathetic exhortation awed and melted the
          bystanders.                              --Macaulay.
Computing Dictionary

advanced waveffect

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abject fear, admiration, adoration, affright, alarm, amaze, amazement, apotheosis, appall, appreciation, approbation, approval, astonish, astonishment, astound, astoundment, awestrike, be widely reputed, bedaze, bedazzle, beguilement, bewilder, bewilderment, blue funk, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, breathless adoration, breathless wonder, command respect, confound, consideration, consternation, courtesy, cowardice, daunt, daze, dazzle, deference, deification, deter, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dread, dumbfound, dumbfounder, dumbfoundment, duty, esteem, estimation, exaggerated respect, fascination, favor, faze, fear, flabbergast, freeze, fright, funk, great respect, have prestige, hero worship, high regard, homage, honor, horrification, horrify, horror, idolatry, idolization, inspire respect, marvel, marveling, overawe, overwhelm, panic, panic fear, paralyze, perplex, petrify, phobia, prestige, puzzlement, rank high, regard, respect, reverence, reverential regard, scare, scare stiff, scare to death, sense of mystery, sense of wonder, shake, shock, spook, stagger, stampede, stand high, startle, stop, strike dead, strike dumb, strike terror into, strike with wonder, stun, stupefaction, stupefy, surprise, terrify, terror, terrorize, unholy dread, veneration, wonder, wonderment, worship