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awe

 (ô)
n.
1. A feeling of respect or reverence mixed with dread and wonder, often inspired by something majestic or powerful: "There was a fierce purpose in the gale ... that seemed directed at him, and made him hold his breath in awe" (Joseph Conrad).
2. Archaic
a. The power to inspire dread.
b. Dread.
tr.v. awed, aw·ing, awes
To fill with awe: tourists who are awed by the ancient monument.

[Middle English aue, from Old Norse agi.]

awe

(ɔː)
n
1. overwhelming wonder, admiration, respect, or dread
2. archaic power to inspire fear or reverence
vb
(tr) to inspire with reverence or dread
[C13: from Old Norse agi; related to Gothic agis fear, Greek akhesthai to be grieved]
ˈaweless, ˈawless adj

awe

(ɔ)

n., v. awed, aw•ing. n.
1. an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, or wonder produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, etc.
2. Archaic. power to inspire fear or reverence.
3. Obs. fear or dread.
v.t.
4. to inspire or fill with awe.
5. to influence or restrain by awe.
[1250–1300; Middle English aghe, awe < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse agi fear; akin to Old English ege, Gothic agis, Greek áchos pain]

awe


Past participle: awed
Gerund: awing

Imperative
awe
awe
Present
I awe
you awe
he/she/it awes
we awe
you awe
they awe
Preterite
I awed
you awed
he/she/it awed
we awed
you awed
they awed
Present Continuous
I am awing
you are awing
he/she/it is awing
we are awing
you are awing
they are awing
Present Perfect
I have awed
you have awed
he/she/it has awed
we have awed
you have awed
they have awed
Past Continuous
I was awing
you were awing
he/she/it was awing
we were awing
you were awing
they were awing
Past Perfect
I had awed
you had awed
he/she/it had awed
we had awed
you had awed
they had awed
Future
I will awe
you will awe
he/she/it will awe
we will awe
you will awe
they will awe
Future Perfect
I will have awed
you will have awed
he/she/it will have awed
we will have awed
you will have awed
they will have awed
Future Continuous
I will be awing
you will be awing
he/she/it will be awing
we will be awing
you will be awing
they will be awing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been awing
you have been awing
he/she/it has been awing
we have been awing
you have been awing
they have been awing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been awing
you will have been awing
he/she/it will have been awing
we will have been awing
you will have been awing
they will have been awing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been awing
you had been awing
he/she/it had been awing
we had been awing
you had been awing
they had been awing
Conditional
I would awe
you would awe
he/she/it would awe
we would awe
you would awe
they would awe
Past Conditional
I would have awed
you would have awed
he/she/it would have awed
we would have awed
you would have awed
they would have awed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.awe - an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admirationawe - an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; "he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"
wonder, wonderment, admiration - the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
2.awe - a feeling of profound respect for someone or somethingawe - a feeling of profound respect for someone or something; "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"
emotion - any strong feeling
Verb1.awe - inspire awe in; "The famous professor awed the undergraduates"
affright, fright, frighten, scare - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
cow, overawe - subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

awe

verb
1. impress, amaze, stun, frighten, terrify, cow, astonish, horrify, intimidate, daunt I am still awed by his courage.

awe

noun
The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding:
Archaic: admiration, dread.
verb
To impress strongly by what is unexpected or unusual:
Idioms: catch unawares, take aback.
Translations
رَهْبَه، خَشْيَه، خَوفيُلْقي الرُّعب،يُرْهِب
bázlivá úctanaplnit bázní a úctou
ærefrygt
atemorizarinfundir temor/respetorespetotemor
hämmästyspelotellapelottaa
áhitatbámulat
ógna; fylla óttablandinni lotninguóttablandin lotning eîa aîdáun
apstulbimaspagarbi baimėpritrenktasstulbinantis
bijībagodbijībaiedvest bijību
bázeňnaháňať strachnaplniť úctou
hürmet ve korkuylakorku ve hayranlık

awe

[ɔː]
A. N (= fear) → pavor m; (= wonder) → asombro m; (= reverence) → temor m reverencial
to go or be in awe of; hold in awetener temor reverencial a
B. VT (= impress) → impresionar; (= frighten) → atemorizar
in an awed voicecon un tono de respeto y temor

awe

[ˈɔː]
n (= fear) → respect m mêlé de crainte (= wonder) → respect m mêlé d'admiration
to be in awe of sb/sth, to stand in awe of sb/sth → être en admiration devant qn/qch
vt
to be awed by sth/sb → être en admiration devant qn/qchawe-inspiring [ˈɔːɪnˌspaɪərɪŋ] awesome [ˈɔːsəm] adjapte à frapper les imaginations

awe

nEhrfurcht f, → ehrfürchtige Scheu; to be or stand in awe of somebodyEhrfurcht vor jdm haben; (= feel fear)große Furcht vor jdm haben; to hold somebody in aweEhrfurcht or großen Respekt vor jdm haben; to strike somebody with awejdm Ehrfurcht einflößen; (= make fearful)jdm Furcht einflößen; the sight filled me with (a sense of) aweder Anblick erfüllte mich mit ehrfurchtsvoller Scheu
vtEhrfurcht or ehrfürchtige Scheu einflößen (+dat); awed by the beauty/silencevon der Schönheit/der Stille ergriffen; in an awed voicemit ehrfürchtiger Stimme

awe

[ɔː]
1. ntimore m reverenziale
to stand in awe of → aver soggezione di
2. vtintimidire

awe

() noun
wonder and fear. The child looked in awe at the king.
verb
to fill with awe. He was awed by his new school.
ˈawe-inspiring, ˈawesome adjective
causing awe. The waterfall was awe-inspiring; an awesome sight.
ˈawestruck adjective
filled with awe. awestruck by the mountains.
References in classic literature ?
I don't see how you dared to do it," said Beth in a tone of awe.
The old man dropped into a chair by the lamp and the boy listened, filled with awe.
In spite of Ned Newton's cry, Tom's finger pressed the switch-trigger of the electric rifle, for previous experience had taught him that it was sometimes the best thing to awe the natives in out-of-the-way corners of the earth.
I felt at once his deliberateness and personal dignity, and was a little in awe of him.
They spoke together, and the sounds of their voices were low and solemn, as if influenced by a reverence that was deeply blended with awe.
With a sudden sense of awe and loneliness she turned to the cabin and its sleeping inmates--all that seemed left to her in the vast and stupendous domination of rock and wood and sky.
A shadow of awe and half-fearful anticipation--nobody knew wherefore, nor of what--had all at once fallen over the company.
The scene was not without a mixture of awe, such as must always invest the spectacle of guilt and shame in a fellow-creature, before society shall have grown corrupt enough to smile, instead of shuddering at it.
His only resource on such occasions, either to drown thought or drive away evil spirits, was to sing psalm tunes and the good people of Sleepy Hollow, as they sat by their doors of an evening, were often filled with awe at hearing his nasal melody, "in linked sweetness long drawn out," floating from the distant hill, or along the dusky road.
And more than all, if just previous to putting your hand into the tar-pot, you have been lording it as a country schoolmaster, making the tallest boys stand in awe of you.
They were shaken to the depths of them, with the awe of love realized--and was it so very weak of them that they cried out for a little peace?
Her husband, who made no professions to any particular religious character, nevertheless reverenced and respected the consistency of hers, and stood, perhaps, a little in awe of her opinion.