Definition of Awake

1. Verb. Stop sleeping. "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

Exact synonyms: Arouse, Awaken, Come Alive, Wake, Wake Up, Waken
Entails: Catch Some Z's, Kip, Log Z's, Sleep, Slumber
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Arousal, Awakening, Waker, Wakening
Antonyms: Fall Asleep



2. Adjective. Not in a state of sleep; completely conscious. "Still not fully awake"

3. Adjective. Mentally perceptive and responsive. "Was now awake to the reality of his predicament"
Exact synonyms: Alert, Alive
Similar to: Aware, Cognisant, Cognizant
Derivative terms: Alertness, Aliveness

Definition of Awake

1. v. t. To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.

2. v. i. To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death.

3. a. Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.

Definition of Awake

1. Adjective. Not asleep; conscious. ¹

2. Adjective. (by extension) Alert, aware. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To become conscious after having slept. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to excite or to stir up something latent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Awake

1. to wake up [v AWAKED or AWOKE, AWOKEN, AWAKING, AWAKES]

Medical Definition of Awake

1. 1. To rouse from sleep.; to wake; to awaken. "Where morning's earliest ray . . . Awake her." (Tennyson) "And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish." (Matt. Viii. 25) 2. To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity, or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties. "I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie." (Goldsmith) "It way awake my bounty further." (Shak) "No sunny gleam awakes the trees." (Keble) Origin: Awoke, Awaked; Awaked; (Obs) Awaken, Awoken; . Awaking. The form Awoke is sometimes used as a] [AS. Awaecnan, v. I. (imp. Awc), and awacian, v. I. (imp. Awacode). See Awaken, Wake. Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action. "Before whom awake I stood." (Milton) "She still beheld, Now wide awake, the vision of her sleep." (Keats) "He was awake to the danger." (Froude) Origin: From awaken, old p. P. Of awake. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Awake

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1894)
"said Sea "THEY WERE ALL awake AND STARING IN EVERY DIRECTION BUT THE RIGHT ONE." Vitch, and he struck the next walrus a blow with his tusks and waked him up ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"See awake. awakeN, to awake. (E.) Strictly speaking, this is an intransitive verb only, and never used transitively in early authors ; it is thus ..."

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