Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
AWE (TV network)
AWE (formerly Wealth TV) is a United States-based lifestyle and entertainment cable network privately held by Herring Broadcasting. The network operates several domestic and international television feeds. The network's primary production facilities and corporate headquarters are located in San Diego, California. It is featured on numerous providers including Google Fiber and Charter Communications. It partnered with the The Washington Times in order to provide a 24-hour cable news network called the One America News Network.
The network has faced some controversies in its past; WealthTV CEO Robert Herring involved himself in the Terri Schiavo case and due to his belief that she could be cured, offered her husband $1 million to cede guardianship to her parents. He later produced a documentary hosted by anchor Brian Christie, and came under fire due to his lack of disclosure with respect to his involvement in it.
Awe is an emotion of respectful wonder.
AWE or awe may also refer to:
One dictionary definition is "an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like: in awe of God; in awe of great political figures." Another dictionary definition is a "mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder inspired by authority, genius, great beauty, sublimity, or might: We felt awe when contemplating the works of Bach. The observers were in awe of the destructive power of the new weapon."
In general, awe is directed at objects considered to be more powerful than the subject, such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Grand Canyon, or the vastness of the cosmos.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Awe \Awe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Awing.] To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.
That same eye whose bend doth awe the world.
His solemn and pathetic exhortation awed and melted the
Awe \Awe\ ([add]), n. [OE. a[yogh]e, aghe, fr. Icel. agi; akin to AS. ege, [=o]ga, Goth. agis, Dan. ave chastisement, fear, Gr. 'a`chos pain, distress, from the same root as E. ail.
Dread; great fear mingled with respect. [Obs. or Obsolescent]
His frown was full of terror, and his voice Shook the delinquent with such fits of awe.
The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.
There is an awe in mortals' joy, A deep mysterious fear.
To tame the pride of that power which held the Continent in awe.
The solitude of the desert, or the loftiness of the mountain, may fill the mind with awe -- the sense of our own littleness in some greater presence or power.
--C. J. Smith.
To stand in awe of, to fear greatly; to reverence profoundly.
Syn: See Reverence.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, aue, "fear, terror, great reverence," earlier aghe, c.1200, from a Scandinavian source, such as Old Norse agi "fright;" from Proto-Germanic *agiz- (cognates: Old English ege "fear," Old High German agiso "fright, terror," Gothic agis "fear, anguish"), from PIE *agh-es- (cognates: Greek akhos "pain, grief"), from root *agh- "to be depressed, be afraid" (see ail). Current sense of "dread mixed with admiration or veneration" is due to biblical use with reference to the Supreme Being. To stand in awe (early 15c.) originally was simply to stand awe. Awe-inspiring is recorded from 1814.\n\nAl engelond of him stod awe.\n
["The Lay of Havelok the Dane," c.1300]
v. inspire awe in; "The famous professor awed the undergraduates"
n. A feeling of fear and reverence. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To inspire fear and reverence in. 2 (context transitive English) To control by inspiring dread.
Usage examples of "awe".
He was awed at meeting Academician Georgi Markov a world-famous scientist.
I was too awestruck to know fear, too adulatory in my awe, but I knew the open area of the beach was not safe, and I hurried away from Espinal and the motionless column of blackhearts.
The most ignorant and stupid Aenean stands in some awe of those who are learned.
As she turned to Alec, frozen in awe beside her, he saw the startling blue of her eyes, the flush of healthy color in her cheeks.
Chatti men believed there resided in women an element of holiness and a gift of prophecy, which explained why Freyja and Anomia were held in awe.
The ways in which my many non-scientist friends and colleagues often regard me as a laboratory scientist -with incomprehension and awe, tinged, I sometimes feel, with faint patronage - engendered in me the idea of a sort of apologia for laboratory life.
Engineer Tcud and Arbitrator Ranz stood slightly behind him, eyeballing the humans in awe.
Rupert stared at the Armoury doors, and felt his flesh creep with something that was neither fear nor awe, but some strange mixing of the two.
And, Marzio, because thou wast only awed By that which made me tremble, wear thou this!
We stood awed, watching that poor, pale face, on every line of which was written stunned, motionless, impassive grief.
Sometimes, of an evening, we sit for hours on this bench, she and I, talking of what we ought to do, and how we ought to rear the little thing, until we fall into silence, awed at the blessing that is coming to us.
Perhaps this very feeling, distinct from, and far beyond, all personal indignation, all sense of offended dignity, made the anger strangely brief--so brief, that when the other children, awed and startled, looked for some ebullition of it--lo!
In its stead was something at which the children, more awed still, crept out of the room.
In such services the condottieri were eminent, and in these, where plunder always followed success, their characters acquired a mixture of intrepidity and profligacy, which awed even those whom they served.
No one, however, but himself, was in these chambers, and, leaving open the doors, through which he passed, he came again to the great drawing-room, whose spaciousness and silent gloom somewhat awed him.