aware

Definitions

  • I am perfectly aware of that, Euphemia!
    I am perfectly aware of that, Euphemia!
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aware (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception "was aware of his opponent's hostility","became aware of her surroundings","aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"
    • adj aware 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If the sun stopped shining suddenly, it would take eight minutes for people on earth to be aware of the fact.
    • Aware Apprised; informed; cognizant; conscious; as, he was aware of the enemy's designs. "Aware of nothing arduous in a task
      They never undertook."
    • Aware Watchful; vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When a person is wide awake, alert, and mentally active, he is still only 25% aware of what various parts of his body are doing. (2-1-04)
    • aware Watchful; vigilant; on one's guard.
    • aware Apprised; cognizant; in possession of information: as, he was aware of the enemy's designs.
    • aware Specifically Informed by sight or other sense.
    • aware Synonyms Aware, Conscious (see conscious), mindful, acquainted (with), sensible, observant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: September 16-21 is Farm Animal Awareness Week.
    • adj Aware a-wār′ wary: informed, conscious (with of)—ns. Aware′dom (H. Walpole), Aware′ness.
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Quotations

  • Pir Vilayat Khan
    Pir Vilayat Khan
    “One must be aware that one is continually being tested in what one wishes most in order to make clear whether one's heart is on earth or in heaven.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.”
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is not enough to give the customer excellent service. You must subtly make him aware of the great service he is getting.”
  • David Byrne
    David Byrne
    “To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. iwar, AS. gewær, fr. wær, wary. The pref. ge-, orig. meant together, completely,. . See Wary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gewær, pfx. ge-, and wær, cautious. See Wary.

Usage

In literature:

He became silent and aware of the street.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
I was aware that the drug had ceased its action.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
It turned for a moment in the mouth of the cave, as if aware this smaller retreat was too shallow for adequate shelter.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
It is not half-clear consciousness, not a lower degree of awareness, only the objects of awareness are crumbled and fading.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
Carrying this further, the subject may not even be aware that he is under hypnosis.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
Are you aware that you do me very serious injury by your escapades?
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
Such educated persons, however, will probably be aware that she is not intended to be the heroine.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
All day Anne was aware of the presence in the house of the young guests.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
The confounded basement was as still as a grave and I became aware of my heart beats.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
The moment he crossed the threshold of his home the household became aware of it.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

I was not aware of this change,
So simple, so certain, so easy:
-In which mirror has my face been lost?
"Portrait " by Cecilia Meireles
His youthful mind was not aware
How nature may sustain
Life, guarded by maternal care
From peril, and from pain.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
Threshold, mirror, and hall,
Vacant and strangely aware,
Wait for their soul's recall
With the dumb expectant air.
"A Northern Vigil" by Bliss William Carman
Dochter Peggy sat on the kiln,
An', ere she was aware,
Cam' ridin' roun' Pinwinnie wud
Sax black dragoons, an' mair.
"Ballad of The New Monkland Martyr" by Janet Hamilton
I am aware
How many days have been idly spent;
How like an arrow the good intent
Has fallen short or been turned aside.
"In The Harbour: Loss And Gain" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yet such deceitful friends they are,
While I no danger dream,
I'm snar'd before I am aware,
And hurry'd down the stream.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

An awareness that didn't exist as I began to build my own personal prison in my head.
The growing use of Electrolytic Chlorine Generators (ECGs) in the public-pool sector is not a fad but a trend–one that has been spurred on by pool operators who have become increasingly aware of the documented benefits of this technology.
0October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and several organizations throughout the nation and here in the Midlands are joining the effort to raise awareness of this deadly disease.
THE choreographer Lar Lubovitch is nothing if not aware of his own predilections.
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, more than 35 musicians, artists, dancers and speakers will perform at the second annual Clean Slate Diaries event Saturday, April 28 in DeWitt.
Cleansing Ritual Today is the day for the present-moment awareness practice.
Find a comfortable place and take five or 10 minutes to become aware of your surroundings, tuning into the sounds around you and basking in your human body.
The sex abuse crisis has brought many in the Church to a painful awareness that there is something very wrong in the way our clerical system operates.
Welcome to Winter Weather Awareness Week.
Today is Day 5 of Winter Weather Awareness Week, and the topic for the day is Winter Climatology .
Cargill and its developer must be aware of this, and that is probably why they are working so hard to obscure the facts with anecdotes and misinformation.
MANKATO-October 4, 2012-(KMKO)-The Mankato Department of Public Safety Fire Division is urging residents to be aware of fire hazards that can occur as the winter months approach.
Those who walk into the Blount County Justice Center will see a visual display that promotes awareness of domestic violence.
Siletz clothesline project raises awareness.
To begin the annual observation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Safe Homes of Orange County hosted the "Clothesline Project" on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 280 Broadway in Newburgh, NY.
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In science:

Later observers became aware that Shapley’s argument was irrelevant because the globular clusters are out of the plane of the galaxy.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
In the final stages of writing this paper we were made aware that N.
Open Branes in Space-Time Non-Commutative Little String Theory
We are not aware of any results on sextactic points on curves that are not strictly convex.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Conversely, it can be expected that every consistent conformal field theory in two dimensions comes from an underlying chiral CFT; in all applications of CFT we are aware of, such a relationship is known in detail.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
But one should be aware of the fact that in chiral CFT ˜z and z are indeed two completely independent complex variables. A frequent description in the literature is to say that “one starts with a single complex variable z and its complex conjugate and then treats the two variables as formally independent”.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
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