Meaning of awe

awe

Pronunciation: (ô), [key]
— n., v., awed, aw•ing.
—n.
  1. an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like: in awe of God; in awe of great political figures.
  2. power to inspire fear or reverence.
  3. fear or dread.
—v.t.
  1. to inspire with awe.
  2. to influence or restrain by awe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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