Awe meaning

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A feeling of respect or reverence mixed with dread and wonder, often inspired by something majestic or powerful.
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To fill with awe.

Tourists who are awed by the ancient monument.

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(archaic) The power of inspiring intense fear or fearful reverence.
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A mixed feeling of reverence, fear, and wonder, caused by something majestic, sublime, sacred, etc.
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Awe is defined to cause someone to be impressed or have feelings of reverence.

An example of awe is when you amaze your friend with how smart you are as you get all the answers right on Jeopardy.

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The definition of awe is a strong feeling of respect or amazement brought on by something that is beautiful or sacred.

If a person is filled with admiration at the sight of the Grand Canyon, then that is an example of a person who is filled with awe.

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To inspire awe in; fill with awe.
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(obs.) Terror; dread.
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A feeling of fear and reverence.
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A feeling of amazement.
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To control by inspiring dread.
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(1) (Advanced Wave Effects) A Creative Labs brand for its Sound Blaster cards. See Sound Blaster.
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stand in awe of
  • to respect and fear
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

stand in awe of

Origin of awe

  • Middle English aue from Old Norse agi

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

  • From Old English eġe, influenced during Middle English by forms from the Old Norse cognate agi, both from Proto-Germanic *agaz.

    From Wiktionary