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AWE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does awe mean? 

AWE (noun)
  The noun AWE has 2 senses:

1. an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
2. a profound emotion inspired by a deity

  Familiarity information: AWE used as a noun is rare.


AWE (verb)
  The verb AWE has 1 sense:

1. inspire awe in

  Familiarity information: AWE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AWE (noun)


Sense 1awe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Context example:

he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe

Hypernyms ("awe" is a kind of...):

admiration; wonder; wonderment (the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising)


Sense 2awe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A profound emotion inspired by a deity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

reverence; veneration; awe; fear

Context example:

the fear of God

Hypernyms ("awe" is a kind of...):

emotion (any strong feeling)


AWE (verb)


Sense 1awe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inspire awe in

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

The famous professor awed the undergraduates

Hypernyms (to "awe" is one way to...):

affright; fright; frighten; scare (cause fear in)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "awe"):

cow; overawe (subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot awe Sue
The performance is likely to awe Sue


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