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a·stir

 (ə-stûr′)
adj.
1. Moving about; being in motion.
2. Having gotten out of bed.

astir

(əˈstɜː)
adj (postpositive)
1. awake and out of bed
2. in motion; on the move

a•stir

(əˈstɜr)

adj.
1. moving or stirring, esp. with much activity or excitement.
2. up and about; out of bed.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.astir - out of bedastir - out of bed; "are they astir yet?"; "up by seven each morning"
awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"
2.astir - on the moveastir - on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident"
active - characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
Translations

astir

[əˈstɜːʳ] ADJ
1. to be astir (= on the go) → estar activo, estar en movimiento
2. (o.f.) (= out of bed) → estar levantado
we were astir earlynos levantamos temprano
nobody was astir at that houra tal hora todos estaban todavía en la cama

astir

adj pred
(= in motion, excited)voller or in Aufregung
(old, liter: = up and about) → auf den Beinen, auf

astir

[əˈstɜːʳ] adj (out of bed) → in piedi; (on the move) → in movimento
References in classic literature ?
Penetrating further and further into the heart of the Japanese cruising ground, the Pequod was soon all astir in the fishery.
The coming in here from the bedroom, with my pen and ink and paper, before sunrise--the sitting down at the widely- opened window to get all the air I could to cool me--the ceaseless writing, faster and faster, hotter and hotter, driving on more and more wakefully, all through the dreadful interval before the house was astir again--how clearly I recall it, from the beginning by candle-light, to the end on the page before this, in the sunshine of the new day!
THE new day dawned; the sun rose; the household was astir again.
Read by the light of the pocket-lantern which he carried with him, the letter first congratulated this person on the complete success of his disguise--and then promised that the writer would be ready at her bedroom window for flight the next morning, before the house was astir.
I won't speak of those deep currents which are astir in the still ocean of the people, and which are evident to every unprejudiced man; let us look at society in the narrow sense.
There was a moment during which I listened, reminded of the faint sense I had had, the first night, of there being something undefinably astir in the house, and noted the soft breath of the open casement just move the half-drawn blind.
From earliest dawn the house is astir as its inmates rise, walk about, and stamp their feet.
The troops of the center, the reserves, and Bagration's right flank had not yet moved, but on the left flank the columns of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, which were to be the first to descend the heights to attack the French right flank and drive it into the Bohemian mountains according to plan, were already up and astir.
Wilson, who was acting as cook, was up and astir at his duties in the cook-house.
The few foot passengers astir in that quarter hurried dismally and silently along with coat collars turned high and pocketed hands.
The next morning the servants were late astir in the Sheriff's house.
The people were astir already, moving rapidly, in one direction, through the streets.