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Definition of Sober

Adjective: sober (soberer,soberest)  sow-bu(r)

  1. Not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
     
  2. Dignified and sombre in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
    "as sober as a judge";
    - grave, sedate, solemn
     
  3. Lacking brightness or colour; dull
    "sober Puritan grey";
    - drab, somber [US], sombre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  4. Completely lacking in playfulness
    - unplayful, serious
Verb: sober  sow-bu(r)
  1. Cause to become sober
    "A sobering thought"
     
  2. Become more realistic
    "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up";
    - sober up
     
  3. Become sober after excessive alcohol consumption
    "Keep him in bed until he sobers up";
    - sober up

See also:
sobeit
sobered

Anagrams containing the word sober

serbo rsobe ersob berso obers