wide awake

From Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: wideawake and wide-awake


Alternative forms[edit]


  • (file)


wide awake (comparative more wide awake, superlative most wide awake)

  1. (idiomatic) awake and very alert; vigilant, watchful
    • 1951, C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia:
      "They are almost awake, not quite," said Lucy. She knew she herself was wide awake, wider than anyone usually is.
    • 1978, Richard Nixon, “The Presidency 1973-1974”, in RN: the Memoirs of Richard Nixon[1], Grosset & Dunlap, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, →OL, page 1085:
      I woke with a start. With the blackout curtains closed I didn't know what time it was. I looked at my watch. It said four o'clock. I had been asleep for only two hours, but I was wide awake.


Derived terms[edit]


See also[edit]