Crossword clues for awesome
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Awesome \Awe"some\, a.
Causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight.
Expressive of awe or terror.
An awesome glance up at the auld castle.
--Sir W. Scott.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1590s, "profoundly reverential," from awe (n.) + -some (1). Meaning "inspiring awe" is from 1670s; weakened colloquial sense of "impressive, very good" is recorded by 1961 and was in vogue from after c.1980. Related: Awesomely; awesomeness.
a. 1 Causing awe or terror; inspiring wonder or excitement. 2 (context colloquial English) excellent, exciting, remarkable. n. (context Internet slang English) The quality, state, or essence of being awesome#Adjective or cool; awesomeness.
adj. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "New York is an amazing city"; "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"; "the awesome complexity of the universe"; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent" [syn: amazing, awe-inspiring, awful, awing]
Awesome is a science fiction action computer game released by Psygnosis for the Amiga and Atari ST in 1990. It features a variety of gameplay styles, from overhead shooting to Asteroids-esque sequences, and a pre-rendered ray-traced intro sequence. The antagonist of the game is John Winner.
The theme music for Awesome was composed by Tim Wright. The box art for Awesome was painted by science fiction artist John Harris.
Awesome may refer to:
- "Awesome", a Seattle-based American band
- Awesome (album), a 2005 album by Marc Terenzi
- "Awesome", a song by Veruca Salt from Eight Arms to Hold You
In other entertainment:
- Awesome (Chuck) or Devon Woodcomb, a fictional character from the TV series Chuck
- Awesome (video game), a 1990 science fiction action game for the Amiga and Atari ST
- Awesome Comics, an American comic book studio 1997-2000
- Awesome Kong (1977 - present), female American professional wrestler
- Mike Awesome (1965 – 2007), male American professional wrestler
In other uses:
- Awesome (window manager), a dynamic window manager for the X Window System
- Awesome Foundation, a philanthropic organization
awesome is a dynamic window manager for the X Window System developed in the C and Lua programming languages. Lua is also used for configuring and extending the window manager. Its development began as a fork of dwm. It aims to be extremely small and fast, yet extensively customizable and make it possible for the user to productively manage windows with the use of keyboard.
The fork was initially nicknamed jdwm, with "jd" denoting the principal programmer's initials, and with dwm reminding of the software project it forked from. The first git repository for what was to become awesome was set up in September 2007. jdwm was renamed to awesome, named after the same phrase used by the How I Met Your Mother character Barney Stinson. awesome was officially announced on the dwm mailing list on September 20, 2007.
Usage examples of "awesome".
The very sight of the awesome Forest aborigines, with their fanged muzzles agape and their taloned hands hovering near their weapons, was enough to convert the dance-bone cheaters to instant integrity.
He knew he could trust Ament to wield this most awesome of weapons wisely.
The awesome, aperiodic double helixwith its seductive suggestion of encoded information assembling an entire organismspread before him at twenty-one, wider than the American Wilderness.
The peninsulas sprouted grasping tendrils, thigh-thick at the trunk but narrowing to the dimensions of plant fronds, and then narrowing further, bifurcating into lacy, fernlike hazes of awesome complexity.
Looking at the awesome spectacle of Wulfgar, Bungo honestly wondered if he could have won this match even in his healthier youth.
One can buy an awesome amount of caffe for a quarter of a million silver sovereigns.
Every man who claimed to have found a way into those mountains had been proved a charlatan, and it was widely accepted that the gods intended for us to contemplate such awesome works as the Carag Huim from a respectful distance.
Then through the palace of the Count de Coude rang the awesome challenge of the bull ape that has made a kill.
And as for the fearfulness of it and its fierce and awesome beauty, who can describe it?
Then, seated in her barbaric chair above them all, with myself at her feet, was the veiled white woman, whose loveliness and awesome power seemed to visibly shine about her like a halo, or rather like the glow from some unseen light.
Only Fimbria, in her heyday, had ever governed a tract of land so large, and the men who had had this awesome responsibility thrust so precipitately upon their shoulders were clerics, priests with no experience in governance.
But now the sun had set, and in the flickering golden light of torches the court, lined on three sides by tiers of pillared galleries, seemed awesome, hieratic, redolent of ancientness and power.
Then came the cosmic catastrophe which put man at the mercy of the giant spiders, icily intelligent conquerors armed with awesome mind powers.
As a further inducement, Thap suggested that the jawbone of mature swampfish, which turned an awesome pink color was perfect for making jewelry.
To do it, Kyp must take the Sun Crusher on a suicide mission against the awesome Death Star prototype--a battle Han knows they may be unable to win .