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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 ?
Some malevolent spirit, doing his utmost to drive Hepzibah mad, unrolled before her imagination a kind of panorama, representing the great thoroughfare of a city all astir with customers.
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.
Penetrating further and further into the heart of the Japanese cruising ground, the Pequod was soon all astir in the fishery.
My faculties, roused by the change of scene, the new field offered to hope, seemed all astir.
At an hour when no other visitors to the watering -place were yet astir, the indefatigable Wragge appeared at the door of North Shingles Villa, and directed his steps northward, with a neatly-bound copy of "Joyce's Scientific Dialogues" in his hand.
The court was all astir and a-buzz, when the black sheep--whom many fell away from in dread--pressed him into an obscure corner among the crowd.
We were all astir betimes in the morning; and while we were yet at breakfast, Mr.
Biddy was astir so early to get my breakfast, that, although I did not sleep at the window an hour, I smelt the smoke of the kitchen fire when I started up with a terrible idea that it must be late in the afternoon.
The next morning the servants were late astir in the Sheriff's house.
Meanwhile the forest was astir, birds sang their gay good-morrows from tree to tree, while leaf and flower turned to greet the sun, who rose up smiling on the world; and so beneath the forest boughs and through the dewy fields went little Annie home, better and wiser for her dream.
From earliest dawn the house is astir as its inmates rise, walk about, and stamp their feet.
Hooper into the meeting-house, and set all the congregation astir.