Definitions of wake

  1.   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
  2.   stop sleeping She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock
  3.   cause to become awake or conscious He was roused by the drunken men in the street Please wake me at 6 AM
  4.   the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe
  5.   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
  6.   a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial there's no weeping at an Irish wake
  7.   an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
  8.   be awake be alert be there
  9.   make aware of His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation
  10.   The track left by a vessel in the water by extension any track as the wake of an army
  11.   To be or to continue awake to watch not to sleep
  12.   To sit up late festive purposes to hold a night revel
  13.   To be exited or roused up to be stirred up from a dormant torpid or inactive state to be active
  14.   To rouse from sleep to awake
  15.   To put in motion or action to arouse to excite
  16.   To bring to life again as if from the sleep of death to reanimate to revive
  17.   To watch or sit up with at night as a dead body
  18.   The act of waking or being awaked also the state of being awake
  19.   The state of forbearing sleep especially for solemn or festive purposes a vigil
  20.   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
  21.   The sitting up of persons with a dead body often attended with a degree of festivity chiefly among the Irish
  22.   To be excited or roused from sleep to awake to be awakened to cease to sleep often with up
  23.   To be awake be roused from sleep cease to sleep become alert and active
  24.   To rouse from sleep to make active revive
  25.   A vigil the watching of a dead body prior to burial a track or trail as the wake of a vessel
  26.   Waked or woke
  27.   Waking
  28.   To cease from sleep to watch so in B to be roused up active or vigilant
  29.   To rouse to revive to put in action pa t and pa p waked or woke
  30.   Act of waking feast of the dedication of a church formerly kept by watching all night sitting up of persons with a corpse
  31.   The streak of smooth water left in the track of a ship hence fig in the wake of in the train of immediately after
  32.   A watching vigil track of a vessel through the water
  33.   To arouse from sleep rouse to action
  34.   To cease from sleep be awake
  35.   To rouse from slumber awake arouse resuscitate
  36.   To be aroused from sleep etc
  37.   To be set in action
  38.   To keep watch at night
  39.   A watching all night over the body of a dead person
  40.   The track left by a vessel in the water
  41.   The annual commemoration of the dedication of a church formerly kept by watching all night vigils state of forbearing sleep the sitting up of persons with a dead body prior to burial a lichwake
  42.   The track which a ship leaves in the water formed by the meeting of the water behind In the wake of following immediately after
  43.   To be or continue awake to cease to sleep to awake to be alive or active to be excited from a torpid state to be put in motion
  44.   To rouse from sleep to arouse to put in motion or action to revive
  45.   The streak of smooth water left in the track of a ship
  46.   To rouse or be roused from sleep to be alive or active to put in motion or action
  47.   The sitting up all night with a deceased person usually accompanied with drinking c an annual festival in commemoration of the dedication of a parish church formerly observed by watching all night and feasting

Antonyms for wake

doze, lull, bed, turn in, drift off, z's, drowse off, mesmerize, doss, conk, cause to sleep, log z's, kip, snooze, shut-eye, flake out, nod off, nod, catnapping, slumber, nap, risk, sleep in, rest, doze off, imperil, couch, Snoozing, drop off, dope off, sack out, repose, hypnotize, fall asleep, retire, oversleep, sleep, flop, catch some z's, catnap.

Quotes of wake

  1. It's the fans that need spring training You gotta get 'em interested Wake 'em up and let 'em know that their season is coming the good times are gonna roll – Harry Caray
  2. They would wake me up when I was sleeping and say sing a song for our friends I had a sweet voice I had a nice little tenor voice God knows what I sang but my whole family would admire me – Dominic Chianese
  3. Then there is a still higher type of courage the courage to brave pain to live with it to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead – Howard Cosell
  4. I still when I wake up hit the ground running and having an illness I'm only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness and I'm just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital – Karen Duffy
  5. It was like being in the eye of a hurricane You'd wake up in a concert and think Wow how did I get here – John Lennon
  6. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. I like any reaction I can get with my music Just anything to get people to think I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk stoned people to actually wake up and think you're doing something – Jim Morrison
  8. We don't watch the film anymore because we've seen it so many times so we'll introduce it walk out and we'll come back in right about when I wake up in the morning and walk over to the shop and everything's changed – Simon Pegg
  9. Don't tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won't respect you For years I used to wake up my daughter and say 'Melissa you ripped me to shreds Now go back to sleep – Joan Rivers
  10. You always say 'I'll quit when I start to slide', and then one morning you wake up and realize you've done slid – Sugar Ray Robinson
  11. I dream of you to wake would that I might Dream of you and not wake but slumber on – Christina G. Rossetti
  12. I may be boring but it would be to wake up by my dog and then my daughter – Izabella Scorupco
  13. After Watergate which happened when I was in college I became increasingly inspired by journalism as a way to change the world It sounds corny but to wake the public up to serve a higher cause – David Talbot
  14. I heard this massive thud I spun around and there Keith was on the ground He'd cut his gums up on impact he was very bloody and clutching his head I think it was a kind of wake -up call for him – Ron Wood
  15. In the 21st century white America got a wake -up call after 9/11/01 White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away faded into the woodwork or just 'disappeared' as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns – Jeremiah Wright

Usage examples for wake

  1. But it was terrible to wake up and see you – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  2. But it had needed Worth Gilbert's appearance on the scene to wake him up to his own real feeling – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  3. Wake up old top he said – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. But much of Aladdin that had slept so long was to wake no more – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris
  5. Mama darling wake up – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  6. Suppose he should wake up – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
  7. Has nothing occurred to wake a doubt in you – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  8. Don't wake him dear said her mother – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. You are never beside me when I wake – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  10. So wake up little baby And open your eye For I think it high time To have done with bye bye ” – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  11. Pendleton did not expect anything either but he said All right I will if you'll wake me in a few hours and let me take a turn at it – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  12. We mustn't wake her – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  13. Wake all who wake – Strange Pages from Family Papers by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
  14. Wonderful to wake up in the morning to another day of being well – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  15. When I wish it said Trirodov I will wake him – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  16. Wake up there I cried and get along – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray
  17. Thank you Mrs Clyde I will take coffee I think it will wake me up – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  18. And once she's asleep I shan't dare move or she'll wake up – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  19. “ Doc did not wake him up – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  20. Why do you wake me – The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins

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