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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 so·ber /ˈsobɚ/
 (a.)清醒的,穩重的,節制的,嚴肅的,不誇大的,合理的,朴素的(vt.)使清醒

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sober a. [Compar. Soberer superl. Soberest.]
 1. Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man.
    That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of Thy holy name.   --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
 2. Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober.
 3. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed.
    There was not a sober person to be had; all was tempestuous and blustering.
    No sober man would put himself into danger for the applause of escaping without breaking his neck.   --Dryden.
 4. Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.
 5. Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate.
    What parts gay France from sober Spain?   --Prior.
    See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed baby.   --Pope.
 Twilight gray
 Had in her sober livery all things clad.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Grave; temperate; abstinent; abstemious; moderate; regular; steady; calm; quiet; cool; collected; dispassionate; unimpassioned; sedate; staid; serious; solemn; somber. See Grave.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So·ber v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sobered p. pr. & vb. n. Sobering.] To make sober.
 There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
 And drinking largely sobers us again.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So·ber, v. i. To become sober; -- often with down.
    Vance gradually sobered down.   --Ld. Lytton.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sober
      adj 1: not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
             [ant: intoxicated]
      2: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to
         keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet
         sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise";
         "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence" [syn: grave,
          sedate, solemn]
      3: lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains";
         "sober Puritan gray"; "children in somber brown clothes"
         [syn: drab, somber, sombre]
      4: completely lacking in playfulness [syn: unplayful, serious]
         [ant: playful]
      v 1: cause to become sober; "A sobering thought"
      2: become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential
         consequences of his plan, he sobered up" [syn: sober up]
      3: become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him
         in bed until he sobers up" [syn: sober up]