wide-awake definition by Webster's New World
- completely awake
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- wide-awakeness noun
wide-awake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Completely awake.
- Alert; watchful.
See sooty tern.
- wideˌa·wakeˈness noun
wide-awake - Phrases/Idioms
Fully awake; also, very alert. For example, He lay there, wide awake, unable to sleep, or She was wide awake to all the possibilities. The wide in this idiom alludes to the eyes being wide open. [Early 1800s]