aware /əˈwær, ˈwɛr/
1. Watchful; vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
2. Apprised; informed; cognizant; conscious; as, he was aware of the enemy's designs.
Aware of nothing arduous in a task
They never undertook. --Cowper.
adj 1: (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing realization
or perception; "was aware of his opponent's
hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware
that he had exceeded the speed limit" [syn: aware(p)]
2: bearing in mind; attentive to; "ever mindful of her health";
"mindful of his responsibilities"; "mindful of these
criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action" [syn: mindful]
3: aware or knowing; "a witting tool of the Communists" [syn: witting]
4: (usually followed by `of') having knowledge or
understanding; "our youth are cognizant of the law"; "I am
well aware of his limitations" [syn: cognizant, cognisant,
well aware(p), aware(p)] [ant: incognizant]
5: alert and fully informed; "politically aware"; "a knowing
collector of rare books"; "the most...technically aware of
the novelists under thirty"- W.S.Graham; "surprisingly
knowledgeable about what was going on" [syn: aware(p), knowing,