astir

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adjective \ə-ˈstər\

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


ASTIR Defined for English Language Learners

astir

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adjective \ə-ˈstər\

Definition of astir for English Language Learners

  • : in an active state

  • : awake and out of bed



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