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

  • adj. Completely awake.
  • adj. Alert; watchful.
  • n. See sooty tern.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. completely or fully awake
  • adj. alert, vigilant or watchful
  • n. The sooty tern

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fully awake; not drowsy or dull; hence, knowing; keen; alert.
  • n. A broad-brimmed, low-crowned felt hat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • On the alert; keen; sharp; knowing.
  • n. A soft felt hat: a name given about 1850.
  • n. The sooty tern, Sterna fuliginosa, a tropical and subtropical species, named from its cry.

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

  • adj. fully alert and watchful
  • adj. fully awake


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