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awesome Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    awful; awing; amazing; awe-inspiring.
    • 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

Awe"some adjective
  1. Causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight. Wright.
  2. Expressive of awe or terror.
    An awesome glance up at the auld castle. Sir W. Scott.

Webster 1913