Definition of Astir

1. Adjective. Out of bed. "Up by seven each morning"

Exact synonyms: Up
Similar to: Awake



2. Adjective. On the move. "The whole town was astir over the incident"
Exact synonyms: About
Similar to: Active

Definition of Astir

1. adv. & a. Stirring; in a state of activity or motion; out of bed.

Definition of Astir

1. Adjective. In motion; characterized by motion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Astir

1. moving about [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astir

astigmatism of oblique pencils
astigmatism with the rule
astigmatisms
astigmatometry
astigmia
astigmias
astika
astilbe
astilbes
astipulate
astipulated
astipulates
astipulating
astipulation
astipulations
astir (current term)
astir(p)
astochastic
astomatal
astomatic
astomatous
astomous
astone
astoned
astones
astonie
astonied
astoniedness
astonies

Literary usage of Astir

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1. The Life of Joseph Hodges Choate as Gathered Chiefly from His Letters by Joseph Hodges Choate, Edward Sandford Martin (1920)
"CHAPTER III MARRIAGE AND THE CIVIL WAR LINCOLN—FORT SUMTER—WAR—NEW YORK astir—MASSACHUSETTS TROOPS HIS ENGAGEMENT—MARRIAGE—A WEDDING JOURNEY TO NIAGARA ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1905)
"We thought that we were abroad early, but soon discovered that Jamaica is astir long before seven. All along the route we passed negro market women and ..."

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