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awe


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awe  \Awe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Awed}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Awing}.] 
  To  strike  with  fear  and  reverence;  to  inspire  with  awe;  to 
  control  by  inspiring  dread. 
 
  That  same  eye  whose  bend  doth  awe  the  world.  --Shak. 
 
  His  solemn  and  pathetic  exhortation  awed  and  melted  the 
  bystanders.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awe  \Awe\  ([add]),  n.  [OE.  a[yogh]e,  aghe,  fr  Icel.  agi;  akin 
  to  AS  ege,  [=o]ga,  Goth.  agis,  Dan.  ave  chastisement,  fear, 
  Gr  'a`chos  pain,  distress,  from  the  same  root  as  E.  ail. 
  [root]3.  Cf  {Ugly}.] 
  1.  Dread;  great  fear  mingled  with  respect.  [Obs.  or 
  Obsolescent] 
 
  His  frown  was  full  of  terror,  and  his  voice  Shook 
  the  delinquent  with  such  fits  of  awe.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  The  emotion  inspired  by  something  dreadful  and  sublime;  an 
  undefined  sense  of  the  dreadful  and  the  sublime; 
  reverential  fear,  or  solemn  wonder;  profound  reverence. 
 
  There  is  an  awe  in  mortals'  joy,  A  deep  mysterious 
  fear.  --Keble. 
 
  To  tame  the  pride  of  that  power  which  held  the 
  Continent  in  awe.  --Macaulay. 
 
  The  solitude  of  the  desert,  or  the  loftiness  of  the 
  mountain,  may  fill  the  mind  with  awe  --  the  sense  of 
  our  own  littleness  in  some  greater  presence  or 
  power.  --C.  J.  Smith. 
 
  {To  stand  in  awe  of},  to  fear  greatly;  to  reverence 
  profoundly. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Reverence}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  awe 
  n  1:  an  overwhelming  feeling  of  wonder  or  admiration;  "he  stared 
  over  the  edge  with  a  feeling  of  awe" 
  2:  a  profound  fear  inspired  by  a  deity  [syn:  {reverence},  {veneration}] 
  v  :  inspire  awe  in  "The  famous  professor  awed  the 
  undergraduates" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  AWE 
 
  {Advanced  WavEffect} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AWE 
  Autocad  Windows  Extension  (AutoCAD) 
 
 




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