Complete Definition of "sober"

see|sõber
English

Etymology
From Old French sobre < Latin sobrius ("without wine") < se- ("without") + ebrius ("intoxicated"), of unknown origin.

Pronunciation
sÅ'bÉ(r), /ËsÉÊbÉ(r)/, /<tt>"[email protected]@(r)<tt>/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊbÉ(r)|-ÉÊbÉ(r)

Adjective
sober (comparative: soberer, superlative: soberest)

  1. not drunk; not intoxicated
  2. not given to excessive drinking of alcohol;
  3. in character; moderate; realistic; serious; not playful; not passionate; cool; self-controlled

#* 2005, w:Plato|Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination|230d.
#*: Which is the finest and soberest state possible.

  1. dull; not bright or colorful;

Synonyms
See WikiSaurus:drunk

Antonyms
(not drunk): drunk

Related terms
sobriety
sober as a judge

Translations
trans-top|not drunk
Czech: stÅízlivý m
French: sobre
German: nüchtern
trans-mid
Polish: trzeźwy m, trzeźwa f, trzeźwe n
Russian: ÑÑезвÑй (trézvyj)
Portuguese: sóbrio
Swedish: nykter
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trans-top|not given to excessive drinking of alcohol
French: sobre
trans-mid
Portuguese: sóbrio
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trans-top|moderate
Czech: stÅízlivý m
French: sobre
German: besonnen, ernst
trans-mid
Portuguese: sóbrio
Russian: ÑмеÑеннÑй (umérennyj)
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trans-top|dull
French: sobre
German: gedeckt (of colours)
trans-mid
Portuguese: sóbrio
Russian: ÑÑпой (tupój)
Turkish: hüÅyar, mutedil, uyanık dikkatli
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See also
teetotaller

Verb
en-verb

#(often with up) To make or become sober.
#(often with up) To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.
#:''I took him hours to sober up.

Translations
trans-top|make or become sober
German: ernüchtern
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trans-top|overcome intoxication
German: ausnüchtern
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