astir

adjective
\ ə-ˈstər How to pronounce astir (audio) \

Definition of astir

1 : exhibiting activity streets astir with shoppers
2 : being out of bed : up no one was astir

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Examples of astir in a Sentence

the mall was astir with throngs of holiday shoppers

First Known Use of astir

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Astir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astir. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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astir

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of astir

literary
: in an active state
: awake and out of bed

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