1. [ adjective ] not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
Related terms: intoxicated cold_sober drug-free uninebriated dry
2. [ adjective ] dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
Synonyms: grave solemn sedate

"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"

Related terms: serious
3. [ adjective ] (color) lacking brightness or color; dull
Synonyms: somber drab sombre

"drab faded curtains" "sober Puritan gray" "children in somber brown clothes"

Related terms: colorless
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19419
5. [ verb ] become more realistic
Synonyms: sober_up

"After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"

Related terms: become
6. [ adjective ] completely lacking in playfulness
Synonyms: serious unplayful
Related terms: playful playfulness
7. [ verb ] cause to become sober

"A sobering thought"

Related terms: change
8. [ verb ] become sober after excessive alcohol consumption
Synonyms: sober_up

"Keep him in bed until he sobers up"

Related terms: become drink
Similar spelling:   Soper