astir

adjective
\ ə-ˈstər \

Definition of astir

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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about astir

Statistics for astir

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for astir

The first known use of astir was in 1765

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for astir

astir

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of astir

: in an active state

: awake and out of bed

More from Merriam-Webster on astir

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with astir

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for astir

Comments on astir

What made you want to look up astir? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tremendous in size, volume, or degree

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!