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awe - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'awe' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Awe [ n.]
- Dread; great fear mingled with respect.
- The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.
2 . Awe [ v. t.]
- To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.

Meaning of 'awe' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . awe [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
Example in sentence:
  • he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe
Meaning (2):
- a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
Example in sentence:
  • his respect for the law bordered on veneration;
  • the Chinese reverence for the dead;
  • the fear of God;
  • the French treat food with gentle reverence
3 . awe [ v]
Meaning (3):
- inspire awe in
Example in sentence:
  • The famous professor awed the undergraduates