What does the word awe mean?

Usage examples for awe

  1. A holy awe and a great joy wrapped his soul. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  2. Rather the Land of Awe! – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  3. Can't you see that awe- inspiring gentleman in the red coat is on the point of striking up now? – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile