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Meaning of SOBER

Pronunciation:  'sowbur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan gray"; "children in somber brown clothes"
  2. [adj]  not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
  3. [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"
  4. [adj]  completely lacking in playfulness
  5. [v]  become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"
  6. [v]  become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"
  7. [v]  cause to become sober; "A sobering thought"

SOBER is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cold sober, colorless, colourless, drab, dry, grave, sedate, serious, sober up, solemn, somber, sombre, stone-sober, teetotal, uninebriated, unintoxicated, unplayful
 Antonyms: drunk, inebriated, intoxicated, playful
 See Also: alter, become, booze, change, drink, fuddle, get, go



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sober\, a. [Compar. {Soberer}; superl. {Soberest}.] [OE.
    sobre, F. sobre, from L. sobrius, probably from a prefix so-
    expressing separation + ebrius drunken. Cf. {Ebriety}.]
    1. Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually
       temperate; as, a sober man.
             That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and
             sober life, to the glory of Thy holy name. --Bk. of
                                                   Com. Prayer.
    2. Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the
       sot may at times be sober.
    3. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with
       passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason;
       self-controlled; self-possessed.
             There was not a sober person to be had; all was
             tempestuous and blustering. --Druden.
             No sober man would put himself into danger for the
             applause of escaping without breaking his neck.
    4. Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as,
       sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.
    5. Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or
       color; solemn; grave; sedate.
             What parts gay France from sober Spain? --Prior.
             See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed
             baby.                                 --Pope.
             Twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things
             clad.                                 --Milton.
    Syn: Grave; temperate; abstinent; abstemious; moderate;
         regular; steady; calm; quiet; cool; collected;
         dispassionate; unimpassioned; sedate; staid; serious;
         solemn; somber. See {Grave}.
  2. \So"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sobered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To make sober.
          There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And
          drinking largely sobers us again.        --Pope.
  3. \So"ber\, v. i.
    To become sober; -- often with down.
          Vance gradually sobered down.            --Ld. Lytton.