Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having knowledge or discernment of something.
  • adjective Attentive and well informed.
  • adjective Archaic Vigilant; watchful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Watchful; vigilant; on one's guard.
  • Apprised; cognizant; in possession of information: as, he was aware of the enemy's designs.
  • Specifically Informed by sight or other sense.
  • Synonyms Aware, Conscious (see conscious), mindful, acquainted (with), sensible, observant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Watchful; vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
  • adjective Apprised; informed; cognizant; conscious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
  • adjective Conscious or having knowledge of something

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, variant of iwar, from Old English gewær; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English ġewær, from ġe- ("(intensifier)") (English a-) + wær (English ware), from Proto-Germanic *ga- + *waraz. Replaced plain (unintensified) ware.

Examples

  • [9] He is especially well known for his use of the English word aware when speaking French.

    ‘JCVD’ MEANS JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME

  • Already, the owner of a medical education company, indulging in Clintonesque parsing of the word "aware,"

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  • While delivering an interview for a French channel, he used the English word "aware" in order to introduce the notion of self-awareness as a key of success.

    ‘JCVD’ MEANS JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME

  • A clafoutis, as you are well aware, is an egg and cream flan-type treat; a fruit-studded crêpe batter baked and served warm dusted with powdered sugar.

    Jamie Schler: Apple Clafoutis: A Recipe for Autumn

  • A clafoutis, as you are well aware, is an egg and cream flan-type treat; a fruit-studded crêpe batter baked and served warm dusted with powdered sugar.

    Jamie Schler: Apple Clafoutis: A Recipe for Autumn

  • Helen C.K.S. mentions that the forthcoming “Reversible Knitting” book, of which I had been dimly aware, is by Lynn Barr who wrote “Knitting New Scarves”.

    Jean's Knitting

  • Helen C.K.S. mentions that the forthcoming “Reversible Knitting” book, of which I had been dimly aware, is by Lynn Barr who wrote “Knitting New Scarves”.

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  • To illustrate, in a new ad he fires a bullet through the middle of a copy of a "cap and trade" bill, which, the governor may not be aware, is already dead.

    Joe Manchin shoots, Carl Paladino grinds

  • A clafoutis, as you are well aware, is an egg and cream flan-type treat; a fruit-studded crêpe batter baked and served warm dusted with powdered sugar.

    Jamie Schler: Apple Clafoutis: A Recipe for Autumn

  • A clafoutis, as you are well aware, is an egg and cream flan-type treat; a fruit-studded crêpe batter baked and served warm dusted with powdered sugar.

    Jamie Schler: Apple Clafoutis: A Recipe for Autumn

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  • In Japanese aesthetic vocabulary: originally surprise or delight, but now tinged with melancholy that may bring one to the brink of tears.

    November 3, 2008