Stirring in circumstances of task or movement up out of bed
- on the road
- up out of bed
- Stirring; in a situation of activity or motion; away from sleep.
"up and about," 1823, from phrase on the blend, or from Scottish asteer; from stir. Old English had astyrian, which yielded center English ben astired "be stirred up, excited, stimulated."
(adv. & a.) Stirring; in a situation of task or movement; out of bed.
Penetrating further and further into the heart of the Japanese cruising ground, the Pequod was soon all astir in the fishery.