aware

From Middle English aware, iwar, iware, ywar, from Old English ġewær (aware), from Proto-West Germanic *gawar, from Proto-Germanic *waraz (aware, cautious), from Proto-Indo-European *worós (attentive), from *wer- (to heed; watch out). Cognate with Dutch gewaar, German gewahr, Swedish var, Icelandic varr.

See also: Aware

English

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aware (comparative more aware or awarer, superlative most aware or awarest)

  1. Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
    Stay aware! Don't let your guard down.
  2. Conscious or having knowledge of something.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter VII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
      [] This is Mr. Churchill, who, as you are aware, is good enough to come to us for his diaconate, and, as we hope, for much longer; and being a gentleman of independent means, he declines to take any payment.” Saying this Walden rubbed his hands together and smiled contentedly.
    Are you aware of what is being said about you?

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aware

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あわれ