|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"
|3.||[ adjective ] (color) lacking brightness or color; dull|
|Synonyms:||somber drab sombre|
"drab faded curtains" "sober Puritan gray" "children in somber brown clothes"
|4.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19419|
|5.||[ verb ] become more realistic|
"After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"
|6.||[ adjective ] completely lacking in playfulness|
|Related terms:||playful playfulness|
|7.||[ verb ] cause to become sober|
"A sobering thought"
|8.||[ verb ] become sober after excessive alcohol consumption|
"Keep him in bed until he sobers up"
|Related terms:||become drink|