What does the word astir mean?

    Part of speech: adverb, adjective

  • In action; stirring.

Usage examples for astir

  1. There were few people astir, yet he had been preceded for two or three blocks by a tall woman whose umbrella partly concealed her head and shoulders from view. – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  2. She read on, utterly oblivious of the flight of time, and regardless that darkness had given place to light, until the fall of something in the room below, and the voice of Dame Lovell calling for Cicely, suddenly warned her that the house was astir. – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt
  3. It will be necessary for me to be early astir to- morrow. – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby