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astir

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adjective \ə-ˈstər\

Simple Definition of astir

  • : in an active state

  • : awake and out of bed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of astir

  1. 1 :  exhibiting activity <streets astir with shoppers>

  2. 2 :  being out of bed :  up <no one was astir>

Examples of astir in a sentence

  1. <the mall was astir with throngs of holiday shoppers>



1765

First Known Use of astir

1765


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