the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness:
The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS.
having knowledge; conscious; cognizant:
aware of danger.
informed; alert; knowledgeable; sophisticated:
She is one of the most politically aware young women around.
(postpositive) foll by of. having knowledge; cognizant: aware of his error
informed of current developments: politically aware
late Old English gewær, from Proto-Germanic *ga-waraz (cf. Old Saxon giwar, Middle Dutch gheware, Old High German giwar, German gewahr), from *ga-, intensive prefix, + wær “wary, cautious” (see wary).
1828, from aware + -ness.
noun See mancala
Nautical. just level with or scarcely above the surface of the water, so that waves break over the top. overflowing with water, as the upper deck of a ship in a heavy sea. covered with water. washing about; tossed about by the waves. covered, filled, or crowded: streets awash with shoppers; a garden awash in […]
a river in E Ethiopia, flowing NE through the Great Rift Valley to near the Djibouti border. 500 miles (805 km) long. adverb, adjective (postpositive) (nautical) at a level even with the surface of the sea washed over by the waves adj. 1825, originally nautical, “on the level of, flush with,” from a- (1) “on” […]
noun a variant spelling of awhato