1. highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, etc.

    Examples :
    • I've been agog all afternoon, waiting for the next episode in your mystery story


  1. science and technology of electronic systems and devices for aeronautics and astronautics

    Type Of : aeronautics, astronautics
    Examples :
    • avionics has become even more important with the development of the space program


  1. of or relating to avionics


  1. so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

    Synonyms : antediluvian, antiquated
    Examples :
    • archaic laws
  2. little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

    Synonyms : primitive
    Examples :
    • archaic forms of life


  1. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

    Synonyms : absquatulate, bolt, decamp, go off, make off, run off
    Type Of : flee, fly, take flight
    Examples :
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe


  1. a state of misfortune or affliction

    Synonyms : hard knocks, hardship
    Type Of : bad luck, ill luck, tough luck, misfortune
    Examples :
    • debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity
  2. a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event

    Type Of : misfortune, bad luck


  1. condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

    Synonyms : qui vive
    Type Of : preparation, preparedness, readiness
    Examples :
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis
  2. warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

    Synonyms : alarm
    Type Of : warn
    Examples :
    • We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries
  3. engaged in or accustomed to close observation

    Synonyms : watchful
    Antonyms : unalert
    Examples :
    • caught by a couple of alert cops
    • alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came
    • constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty
  4. mentally perceptive and responsive

    Synonyms : alive, awake
    Examples :
    • an alert mind
    • alert to the problems
  5. quick and energetic

    Synonyms : brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy
  6. a warning serves to make you more alert to danger

    Synonyms : alerting
    Type Of : warning
  7. an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

    Synonyms : alarm, alarum, warning signal
    Type Of : signaling, sign, signal


  1. profoundly honored

    Synonyms : revered, venerable
  2. of or befitting a lord

    Synonyms : grand, lordly
    Examples :
    • of august lineage
  3. the month following July and preceding September

    Synonyms : aug
    Type Of : gregorian calendar month