meaning of astir

astir meaning in General Dictionary

Stirring in circumstances of task or movement up out of bed

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  • on the road
  • up out of bed
  • Stirring; in a situation of activity or motion; away from sleep.

astir meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"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."


astir meaning in General Dictionary

(adv. & a.) Stirring; in a situation of task or movement; out of bed.


Sentence Examples with the word astir

Penetrating further and further into the heart of the Japanese cruising ground, the Pequod was soon all astir in the fishery.

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