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Sober appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Pure bosses sober up.
  • Pure boss, may yams sober up?
  • Pure Bosnia models in an isle domain sober up.
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Definition of the adjective sober

What does sober mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more sober / soberer | most sober / soberest

  1. not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
  2. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
  3. lacking brightness or color; dull
  4. completely lacking in playfulness

Alternative definition of the adjective sober


  1. not drunk; not intoxicated
  2. not given to excessive drinking of alcohol;
  3. in character; moderate; realistic; serious; not playful; not passionate; cool; self-controlled
  4. dull; not bright or colorful;

Definition of the verb sober

What does sober mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sobered | sobering | sobers

  1. cause to become sober
  2. become more realistic
  3. become sober after excessive alcohol consumption
    • example: Keep him in bed until he sobers up
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of sober: sober up
    • more generic words: become / get / go = enter or assume a certain state or condition
    • entailment: booze / drink / fuddle / hit the bottle = consume alcohol

Alternative definition of the verb sober


  1. (often with 'up') To make or become sober.
  2. (often with 'up') To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.


  1. Sober a.k.a. Sôber is an alternative rock band from Madrid, Spain, formed in 1994. Founded when Carlos Escobedo posted an advertisement in a local guitar store and was then contacted by Antonio Bernardini to start Sober Stoned. The band's line-up has primarily consisted of vocalist/bassist Carlos Escobedo, guitarists Jorge Escobedo and Antonio Bernardini, while going through a number of drummers. In 2002, with Alberto Madrid as drummer, the band released Paradÿsso. The album sold more than 100,000 copies. In 2004 they released Reddo, which sold more than 50,000 copies.
  2. Sober is a musical group.
    • albums: "Snowbored", "5", "First Step", "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
  3. sober is a musical group.
    • album: "She Will Be Mine"

There are other groups with in their name, like Sober Truth.


  1. "Sober" is a song by the American singer-songwriter Pink, taken from her fifth studio album, Funhouse. It was written by Pink and Kara DioGuardi, with additional writing by Nate "Danja" Hills and Marcella Araica, while production was done by Danja, Tony Kanal and Jimmy Harry. The song was released as the album's second single on October 31, 2008, firstly through digital download and later was added to U.S. radio stations on December 1, 2008. The power pop song talks about the quiet sense of comfort in being sober, with the singer claiming it was about the vices that we choose.
  2. "Sober" is a song by US rock band, Tool. The song was released as the second single from their debut album, Undertow.
  3. "Sober" is a song recorded by American recording artist Kelly Clarkson taken from her third studio album, My December. The song served as the album's second single on July 10, 2007 through 19 Recordings and RCA Records. Clarkson wrote it after her friend Calamity McEntire, who receives a songwriting credit, gave her the line "pick her weeds and keep the flowers", with additional writing by Aben Eubanks and Jimmy Messer, production by David Kahne, and co-production by Messer and Jason Halbert. "Sober" is an alternative rock song, with lyrics that use addiction as a metaphor for a relationship, evolving around the line "Three months and I'm still sober".
  4. "Sober" is the 1994 album by US rock band Tool.
  5. "Sober" is a song performed by Swedish pop singer and music producer Loreen. It was released as a digital download on 12 September 2011 in Sweden. The song has peaked to number 26 on the Swedish Singles Chart six months later due to her victory at Melodifestivalen 2012 with Euphoria. A remixed version of the song was included on Loreen's debut album Heal.
  6. "Sober" is a song written by Wayne Kirkpatrick and recorded by American singer Jennifer Paige. It was released in February 1999 as the second single released from her debut studio album Jennifer Paige. It failed to chart in her native United States, however, it managed to enter UK Top 75, as well as in Australia and New Zealand, where it became a minor hit.
  7. "Sober" is a song recorded by American country music group Little Big Town. It was released on September 30, 2013 as the fourth single from their fifth studio album, Tornado. The song was written by Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna.
  8. "Sober" is the 2008 single album by Pink.
    • artist: P!nk
    • released on (7 years ago)
  9. "Sober" is a musical single of Drugstore.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  10. "Sober" is a 2011 music single album by Loreen.
    • also known as Sober (Remixes)
    • released in (5 years ago)
  11. "Sober" is a musical single of Ryan Preston.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  12. "Sober" is a musical single of Jennifer Paige.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  13. "Sober" is a composition.
  14. "Sober" is a musical album of The Winebottles.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  15. "Sober" is a musical album of Slaves on Dope.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  16. "Sober" is a composition.


  1. Sober, is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo.
    • also known as Sober, Lugo
    • part of Spain
  2. Sober a.k.a. Šober is a dispersed settlement in the hills northwest of Maribor in northeastern Slovenia. It belongs to the Maribor Urban Municipality.


  1. The Sober worm is a family of computer worms that was discovered on October 24, 2003. Like many worms, Sober sends itself as an e-mail attachment.
  2. SOBER: In cryptography, SOBER is a family of stream ciphers initially designed by Greg Rose of QUALCOMM Australia starting in 1997. The name is a contrived acronym for Seventeen Octet Byte Enabled Register. Initially the cipher was intended as a replacement for broken ciphers in cellular telephony. The ciphers evolved, and other developers joined the project.

Phrases with Sober

Phrases starting with the word Sober:

  1. sober up
  2. Sober as a judge

Phrases ending with the word Sober:

  1. cold sober
  2. stone-sober
  3. Anachemmis sober
  4. Stone Cold Sober
  5. species Anachemmis sober

Other phrase containing the word Sober:

  1. to sober up

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sober

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Google previewBishop Nugget: A Walk Through The Scriptures (2016)

by Stephen D. Matthews

Being sober means you have to have your wits about you. You will not have to worry about being taken advantage of by people. You will have ...

Google previewTruly Free (2015)

Breaking the Snares That So Easily Entangle by Robert Morris

Being sober means we stay in control of ourselves through the power of the Holy Spirit. We don't let anything else be in control of us. A person who is drunk is not in control. Ephesians 5:18 exhorts us to “not be drunk with wine...

Google previewThe Kingdom of the Occult (2008)

by Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische, Kurt Van Gorden, Kevin Rische

The word sober means alert. There is no such thing as a sleepy, successful soldier. A sleepy soldier is unsuccessful. God tells us to be alert, because we are fighting a spiritual war. Peter also reminds us to be vigilant because our adversary, ...

Google previewThe Uncommon Book of Prayer (2009)

Recovering the Spiritual Discipline of Prayer by Larry Wayne Ellis

Being sober means do not get drunk.

Google previewLiving Out of Lust (2014)

From the Shadows of Sexual Sin and into the Light by Hamp Lee III

The biblical translation for the word sober means to be calm and collected in spirit; to be temperate, dispassionate (rational, not influenced by strong emotion), circumspect.2 Satan and your lust will try to leverage any emotional behavior or ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

SOBER, adj.

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich, Geoffrey W. Bromiley

Sober judgment is highly valued in both individual and public ...

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Usage statistics about sober

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective sober:


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Quotes about Sober

Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. (E.H. Chapin)
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Scrabble value of S1O1B3E1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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