• IPA: /əˈstɜː(ɹ)/



  1. In motion; characterized by motion.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot, Chapter VII:
      Wilson, who was acting as cook, was up and astir at his duties in the cook-house. The others slept; but I arose and followed by Nobs went down to the stream for a plunge.
  2. Out of bed; up and about.

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