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Definitions of sober

  1. To become sober. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To recover from drunkenness: to make or become steady or calm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To make or become sober; render grave or thoughtful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To make sober: to free from intoxication. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. cause to become sober; "A sobering thought" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To free from intoxication; to become sober; to bring to a right frame of mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Soberness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Soberness, sobriety. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Soberly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan gray"; "children in somber brown clothes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To become sober; -- often with down. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Temperate by habit, especially in the use of intoxicating liquors; not under the influence of liquor; self-possessed; calm; steady; sedate; solemn; grave. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Temperate; grave; sedate; not drunk. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Possessing properly controlled faculties. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Grave; sedate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Not drunk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Not drunk; temperate; specially in the use of spirituous liquors; not excited or heated with passion; calm; grave; serious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Temperate; not under the influence of strong drink; possessing habits of temperance; right in mind; not visionary or heated with passion; grave; serious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for sober

  1. All I want you to be is sober – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  2. The sober men and women in the Gilchrist home drifted about nervously. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
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