wideawake

noun
wide·​awake | \ ˌwīd-ə-ˈwāk How to pronounce wideawake (audio) \

Definition of wideawake

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a soft felt hat with a low crown and a wide brim

wide-awake

adjective
\ ˌwīd-ə-ˈwāk How to pronounce wide-awake (audio) \

Definition of wide-awake (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Adjective

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

First Known Use of wideawake

Noun

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adjective

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wideawake was in 1658

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“Wideawake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wideawake. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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wide-awake

adjective
\ ˌwīd-ə-ˈwāk \

Kids Definition of wide-awake

1 : fully awake
2 : very alert

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