adjective, soberer, soberest.
not intoxicated or drunk.
habitually temperate, especially in the use of liquor.
quiet or sedate in demeanor, as persons.
marked by seriousness, gravity, solemnity, etc., as of demeanor, speech, etc.:
a sober occasion.
subdued in tone, as color; not gay or showy, as clothes.
free from excess, extravagance, or exaggeration:
sane or rational:
a sober solution to the problem.
verb (used with or without object)
to make or become sober: (often followed by up).
Sir Garfield St Auburn, known as Garry. born 1936, West Indian (Barbadian) cricketer: an all-rounder, he played in 93 test matches (1954–74), 39 as captain, scoring 8,032 runs and taking 235 wickets; first man (1968) to score six sixes in a single over in first-class cricket
not given to excessive indulgence in drink or any other activity
sedate and rational: a sober attitude to a problem
(of colours) plain and dull or subdued
free from exaggeration or speculation: he told us the sober truth
(usually foll by up) to make or become less intoxicated, reckless, etc
adjective 1. solemn or grave in disposition, attitude, character, etc.; serious-minded.
noun, plural sobersides. (used with a singular verb) Slang. 1. a humorless or habitually serious person. noun 1. (functioning as sing) a solemn and sedate person
- Sobhuza II
noun 1. 1899–1982, king of Swaziland 1921–82.
noun 1. John, John III (def 2).