astir

adjective
\ə-ˈstər \

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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of astir

: in an active state

: awake and out of bed

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