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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aware  \A*ware"\,  a.  [OE.  iwar,  AS  gew[ae]r,  fr  w[ae]r  wary. 
  The  pref.  ge-  orig.  meant  together,  completely.  ?.  See 
  {Wary}.] 
  1.  Watchful;  vigilant  or  on  one's  guard  against  danger  or 
  difficulty. 
 
  2.  Apprised;  informed;  cognizant;  conscious;  as  he  was  aware 
  of  the  enemy's  designs. 
 
  Aware  of  nothing  arduous  in  a  task  They  never 
  undertook.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aware 
  adj  1:  (sometimes  followed  by  `of')  having  or  showing  realization 
  or  perception;  "was  aware  of  his  opponent's 
  hostility";  "became  aware  of  her  surroundings";  "aware 
  that  he  had  exceeded  the  speed  limit"  [syn:  {aware(p)}] 
  [ant:  {unaware}] 
  2:  bearing  in  mind;  attentive  to  "ever  mindful  of  her  health"; 
  "mindful  of  his  responsibilities";  "mindful  of  these 
  criticisms,  I  shall  attempt  to  justify  my  action"  [syn:  {mindful}] 
  [ant:  {unmindful}] 
  3:  aware  or  knowing;  "a  witting  tool  of  the  Communists"  [syn:  {witting}] 
  [ant:  {unwitting}] 
  4:  (usually  followed  by  `of')  having  knowledge  or 
  understanding;  "our  youth  are  cognizant  of  the  law"; 
  "aware  of  his  limitations"  [syn:  {cognizant},  {cognisant}, 
  {aware(p)}]  [ant:  {incognizant}] 
  5:  alert  and  fully  informed;  "politically  aware";  "a  knowing 
  collector  of  rare  books";  "the  most...technically  aware  of 
  the  novelists  under  thirty"-  W.S.Graham;  "surprisingly 
  knowledgeable  about  what  was  going  on"  [syn:  {aware(p)},  {knowing}, 
  {knowledgeable}] 




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