n.1.The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army.
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Waked or Woke ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Waking.]
1.To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
The father waketh for the daughter.
- Ecclus. xlii. 9.
Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps.
- Milton.
2.To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
3.To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; - often with up.
4.To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
Then wake, my soul, to high desires.
- Keble.
v. t.1.To rouse from sleep; to awake.
The angel . . . came again and waked me.
- Zech. iv. 1.
2.To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite.
3.To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive.
4.To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.
n.1.The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake.
Singing her flatteries to my morning wake.
- Dryden.
2.The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil.
3.(Ch. of Eng.) An annual parish festival formerly held in commemoration of the dedication of a church. Originally, prayers were said on the evening preceding, and hymns were sung during the night, in the church; subsequently, these vigils were discontinued, and the day itself, often with succeeding days, was occupied in rural pastimes and exercises, attended by eating and drinking, often to excess.
4.The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish.
Wake play
b - the ceremonies and pastimes connected with a wake. See Wake, n., 3 (b), above.
- Chaucer.
Noun1.Wakewake - the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
Synonyms: aftermath, backwash
2.Wake - an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
Synonyms: Wake Island
3.wake - the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
Synonyms: backwash
4.wake - a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"
Synonyms: viewing
Verb1.wake - be awake, be alert, be there
2.wake - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
3.wake - arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
4.wake - make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
5.wake - cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
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Translate Wake to Spanish, Translate Wake to German, Translate Wake to French
waiting game
Waiting gentlewoman
waiting line
waiting list
Waiting maid
waiting room
Wakashan language
-- Wake --
wake board
Wake Island
Wake play
wake up
wake-up call
wake-up signal
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