Definition of “awe” - English Dictionary

“awe” in British English

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awenoun [ U ]

uk /ɔː/ us /ɑː/

aweverb [ T ]

uk /ɔː/ us /ɑː/ past tense and past participle UK aweing or US awing

(Definition of “awe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“awe” in American English

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awenoun [ U ]

us /ɔ/

a feeling of great respect, usually mixed with fear or surprise:

I was too much in awe of him to address him directly.
awe-inspiring

If something is awe-inspiring, it causes you to admire or respect it a lot:

Niagara Falls is an awe-inspiring sight.
awe
verb [ T ] us /ɔ/ present participle awing

The school kids were awed when Doug Flutie, the football star, entered the room.

(Definition of “awe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)