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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aware \A*ware"\, a. [OE. iwar, AS. gew[ae]r, fr. w[ae]r wary. The pref. ge- orig. meant together, completely. ?. See Wary.] 1. Watchful; vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty. [1913 Webster] 2. Apprised; informed; cognizant; conscious; as, he was aware of the enemy's designs. [1913 Webster] Aware of nothing arduous in a task They never undertook. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]