from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having knowledge or cognizance: aware of the difference between the two versions; became aware of faint sound.
- adj. Archaic Vigilant; watchful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
- adj. Conscious or having knowledge of something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Watchful; vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
- adj. Apprised; informed; cognizant; conscious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
- adj. bearing in mind; attentive to
Middle English, variant of iwar, from Old English gewær; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English ġewær, from ġe- ("(intensifier)") (English a-) + wær (English ware), from Proto-Germanic *ga- + *waraz. Replaced plain (unintensified) ware. (Wiktionary)