wide-awake


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wide-a·wake

(wīd′ə-wāk′)
adj.
1. Completely awake.
2. Alert; watchful.

wide′a·wake′ness n.

wide-awake

adj (wide awake when postpositive)
1. (Physiology) fully awake
2. keen, alert, or observant
n
(Clothing & Fashion) Also called: wide-awake hat a hat with a low crown and very wide brim
ˈwide-aˈwakeness n

wide′-awake′



adj.
fully awake.
wide′-awake′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wide-awake - fully awakewide-awake - fully awake; "the unsleeping city"; "so excited she was wide-awake all night"
awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"
2.wide-awake - fully alert and watchfulwide-awake - fully alert and watchful; "played heads-up ball"
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"

wide-awake

adjective
1. conscious, fully awake, roused, wakened I could not relax and was still wide awake after midnight.
2. alert, vigilant, on the ball (informal), aware, keen, wary, watchful, observant, on the alert, on your toes, on the qui vive, heedful You need to stay alert and wide awake to avoid accidents as you drive.
alert distracted, unaware, preoccupied, oblivious, negligent, dreamy, heedless, inattentive, unobservant

wide-awake

adjective
1. Not in a state of sleep:
2. Vigilantly attentive:
Idiom: on the ball.
Translations

wide-awake

[ˈwaɪdəˈweɪk] ADJ
1. (lit) → completamente or bien despierto
2. (fig) (= on the ball) → despabilado; (= alert) → vigilante, alerta

wide-awake

[ˌwaɪdəˈweɪk] adjcompletamente sveglio/a (fig) → sveglio/a
References in classic literature ?
Did my wisdom perhaps speak secretly to it, my laughing, wide-awake day- wisdom, which mocketh at all "infinite worlds"?
But we will go whether or no; we have got a captain who is pretty wide-awake."
Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.
After I had fallen over eight or nine precipices and thus found out that one half of my brain had been asleep eight or nine times without the wide-awake, hard-working other half suspecting it, the periodical unconsciousnesses began to extend their spell gradually over more of my brain-territory, and at last I sank into a drowse which grew deeper and deeper and was doubtless just on the very point of being a solid, blessed dreamless stupor, when--what was that?
CONCERNS have been raised over Dragon Soop - a potent mix of alcohol and caffeine being downed by Scots teens - which can create "wired, wide-awake drunks".
Wide-awake Tottenham are on a 26-game scoring streak Don't bother trying to get clever looking for a bet, when the most obvious scoring genius of the last few Prem seasons (above), still offers puntable angles.
The other evening we were in the company of Pauline, a young mum with a son called Stanley, of about the same age with similar wide-awake traits.
Very highly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library collections, "Take Ted Instead" is one that will resonate with both tired parents and their wide-awake children ages 4 to 6.
Maybe memories of my childhood Locked in the back of my mind Waiting for this dream Lost visions to find Rubbing my eyes I feel wide-awake Looking out my window I see a chink of light As dawn starts to break Slowly the sky starts to lighten Pushing back the night An orange glow Bringing the day to life Dawn has awoken I hear a chorus of sound Birds are singing In the trees all around Each day a new dawn With the dawn a new day is born Each day the future What will it hold?
She said it had been assumed that 'wide-awake was best' for learning, but instead it may be the events just before sleep that are most important.

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