verb (used with object), awed, aw·ing.
Origin of awe
Examples from the Web for awe
The shared feelings, the bubbling emotion, the awe: she became an experience.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the art world, sex can be the ultimate attention-grabber, one of the best forms of shock and awe.
He was in awe of Tel Aviv, a gay-friendly city with Pride parades rivaling those in Berlin and Amsterdam.
I watched in awe as he virtually caromed off the walls of the classrooms and hallways.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As usual, I spent most of my time in awe of my fellow cosplaying women.
He knew that the second destruction of the boats, but in a different way, would fill them with awe.The Keepers of the Trail|Joseph A. Altsheler
When the travellers saw it they were filled with awe and joy.The Unknown Quantity|Henry van Dyke
For an instant that awe with which absolute helplessness invests the sleeping and dead was felt by both husband and wife.Trent's Trust and Other Stories|Bret Harte
All they could do was to stand round her with awe in their faces.The Eternal City|Hall Caine
It would have been too terrible—I couldn't have slept a wink from awe.Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for awe
Word Origin for awe
Word Origin and History for awe (1 of 2)
c.1300, earlier aghe, c.1200, from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse agi "fright;" from Proto-Germanic *agiz- (cf. Old English ege "fear," Old High German agiso "fright, terror," Gothic agis "fear, anguish"), from PIE *agh-es- (cf. Greek akhos "pain, grief"), from root *agh- "to be depressed, be afraid" (see ail). Current sense of "dread mixed with veneration" is due to biblical use with reference to the Supreme Being. Awe-inspiring is recorded from 1814.