Aware meaning

ə-wâr
Having knowledge or discernment of something.

Was aware of the difference between the two versions; became aware that the music had stopped.

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Attentive and well informed.
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(archaic) Vigilant; watchful.
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(obs.) On one's guard; vigilant.
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The definition of aware is someone who knows or realizes something.

If you are up-to-date on the latest news then that is an example of being aware of the latest news.

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Knowing or realizing; conscious; informed.
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Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.

Stay aware! Don't let your guard down.

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Conscious or having knowledge of something.

Are you aware of what is being said about you?

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
aware
Comparative
awarest
Superlative
awarest

Origin of aware

  • Middle English variant of iwar from Old English gewær wer-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English ġewær, from ġe- (“(intensifier)”) (English a-) + wær (English ware), from Proto-Germanic *ga- + *waraz. Replaced plain (unintensified) ware.

    From Wiktionary