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wide-awake

[wahyd-uh-weyk] /ˈwaɪd əˈweɪk/
adjective
1.
fully awake; with the eyes wide open.
2.
alert, keen, or knowing:
a wide-awake young woman.
noun
3.
Also called wide-awake hat. a soft, low-crowned felt hat.
4.
the sooty tern.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
Related forms
wide-awakeness, noun
Synonyms
2. watchful, vigilant; sharp, quick, astute.
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British Dictionary definitions for wide awake

wide-awake

adjective (wide awake when postpositive)
1.
fully awake
2.
keen, alert, or observant
noun
3.
Also called wide-awake hat. a hat with a low crown and very wide brim
Derived Forms
wide-awakeness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with wide awake
Fully awake; also, very alert. For example, He lay there, wide awake, unable to sleep, or She was wide awake to all the possibilities. The wide in this idiom alludes to the eyes being wide open. [ Early 1800s ]
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