Definitions of wake

  1. 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.
  2. To rouse from sleep; to arouse; to put in motion or action; to revive.
  3. To rouse from sleep; to awake.
  4. To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite.
  5. To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive.
  6. To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.
  7. To rouse from sleep; to make active; revive.
  8. To rouse: to revive: to put in action:- pa. t. and pa. p. waked or woke.
  9. To arouse from sleep; rouse to action.
  10. To rouse from slumber; awake; arouse; resuscitate.
  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 be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; - often with up.
  15. To be awake; be roused from sleep; cease to sleep; become alert and active.
  16. To cease from sleep: to watch ( so in B.): to be roused up, active, or vigilant.
  17. To cease from sleep; be awake.
  18. stop sleeping; " She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
  19. 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"
  20. be awake, be alert, be there
  21. make aware of; " His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
  22. 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.
  23. To be aroused from sleep, etc.
  24. To be set in action.
  25. To keep watch at night.
  26. To rouse or be roused from sleep; to be alive or active; to put in motion or action.
  27. Waking.
  28. 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"
  29. The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army.
  30. The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake.
  31. The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil.
  32. The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish.
  33. A vigil; the watching of a dead body prior to burial; a track or trail; as, the wake of a vessel.
  34. Act of waking: feast of the dedication of a church, formerly kept by watching all night: sitting up of persons with a corpse.
  35. The streak of smooth water left in the track of a ship: hence fig., " in the wake of," in the train of: immediately after.
  36. A watching vigil; track of a vessel through the water.
  37. A watching all night over the body of a dead person.
  38. The track left by a vessel in the water.
  39. 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.
  40. The track which a ship leaves in the water, formed by the meeting of the water behind. In the wake of, following immediately after.
  41. The streak of smooth water left in the track of a ship.
  42. 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.
  43. Waked or woke.
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