awe


awe
awe1 [o: US o:] n [U]
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old Norse; Origin: agi]
1.) a feeling of great respect and liking for someone or something
He felt great awe for the landscape.
with/in awe
Kate gazed at the statue with awe.
2.) be/stand in awe of sb also hold sb in awe
to admire someone and have great respect for them and sometimes a slight fear of them
All of the neighbours were a little in awe of my mother.
The villagers hold them in awe and think of them as gods.
awe 2
awe2 v [T usually passive]
formal if you are awed by someone or something, you feel great respect and liking for them, and are often slightly afraid of them
The girls were awed by the splendour of the cathedral.
>awed adj
an awed silence

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