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wide–awake

adjective

Definition of WIDE-AWAKE

1
:  fully awake
2
:  alertly watchful especially for advantages or opportunities

First Known Use of WIDE-AWAKE

1791

Synonym Discussion of WIDE-AWAKE

watchful, vigilant, wide-awake, alert mean being on the lookout especially for danger or opportunity. watchful is the least explicit term <the watchful eye of the department supervisor>. vigilant suggests intense, unremitting, wary watchfulness <eternally vigilant in the safeguarding of democracy>. wide-awake applies to watchfulness for opportunities and developments more often than dangers <wide-awake companies latched onto the new technology>. alert stresses readiness or promptness in meeting danger or in seizing opportunity <alert traders anticipated the stock market's slide>.
WIDE-AWAKE Defined for Kids

wide–awake

adjective \ˌwīd-ə-ˈwāk\

Definition of WIDE-AWAKE for Kids

1
:  fully awake
2
:  very alert

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