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Definitions of sober

  1. lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan gray"; "children in somber brown clothes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. completely lacking in playfulness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cause to become sober; "A sobering thought" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To make sober. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To become sober; -- often with down. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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.
  16. To recover from drunkenness: to make or become steady or calm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Soberly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Soberness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Not drunk: temperate. esp. in the use of liquors: not mad: not wild or passionate: self-possessed: sedate: grave: calm: regular. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To make sober: to free from intoxication. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Soberness, sobriety. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Temperate; grave; sedate; not drunk. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To make or become sober; render grave or thoughtful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Possessing properly controlled faculties. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Grave; sedate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Not drunk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. 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.
  28. To become sober. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. To become sober; often with down. dictgcide_fs
  32. s[=o]'b[.e]r, adj. not wild or passionate: self-possessed: sedate: grave: calm: regular: simple in colour, sombre: not drunk: temperate, esp. in the use of liquors: (Scot.) poor, feeble.--v.t. to make sober: to free from intoxication.--adj. S[=O]'BER-BLOOD'ED, cool.--v.t. S[=O]'BERISE, to make sober.--adv. S[=O]'BERLY.--adj. S[=O]'BER-MIND'ED, habitually calm and temperate.--ns. S[=O]'BER-MIND'EDNESS, the state of being sober-minded: freedom from inordinate passion: calmness; S[=O]'BERNESS; S[=O]'BERSIDES, a sedate and solemn person.--adj. S[=O]'BER-SUIT'ED, dressed in a suit of sad-coloured clothes.--n. S[=O]BR[=I]'ETY, state or habit of being sober: calmness: gravity. [Fr. sobre--L. sobrius--se, apart, not, ebrius, drunk.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Not drunk (as s. as a judge; appeal from Philip drunk to Philip s., suggest that opinion &c. represents passing mood only); temperate in regard to drink (is a s. man); moderate, well-balanced, sane, tranquil, self-controlled, sedate, not vehement or passionate or excited or wayward or fanciful or exaggerated, (of colour) quiet& inconspicuous, (in s. fact, in fact as opp. fancy; a s. estimate; s.-minded; s.-sides, sedate person; s.-suited poet., clad in s. colours), whence soberly adv. (Vb) make or become s. or less wild, reckless, enthusiastic, visionary, &c. (often down). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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