Definition of Wake

1. Noun. The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event). "In the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

Exact synonyms: Aftermath, Backwash
Generic synonyms: Consequence, Effect, Event, Issue, Outcome, Result, Upshot

2. Verb. Be awake, be alert, be there.
Specialized synonyms: Sit Up, Stay Up
Antonyms: Sleep
Derivative terms: Waking

3. Noun. An island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii.
Exact synonyms: Wake Island
Geographical relationships: Battle Of Wake, Battle Of Wake Island
Generic synonyms: Island
Group relationships: Pacific, Pacific Ocean

4. Verb. Stop sleeping. "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
Exact synonyms: Arouse, Awake, Awaken, Come Alive, 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

5. Noun. The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward. "The motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
Exact synonyms: Backwash
Generic synonyms: Moving Ridge, Wave

6. Verb. Arouse or excite feelings and passions. "Wake old feelings of hatred"
Exact synonyms: Fire Up, Heat, Ignite, Inflame, Stir Up
Generic synonyms: Arouse, Elicit, Enkindle, Evoke, Fire, Kindle, Provoke, Raise
Specialized synonyms: Ferment
Derivative terms: Heat, Inflaming, Inflammation, Inflammatory

7. Noun. A vigil held over a corpse the night before burial. "There's no weeping at an Irish wake"
Exact synonyms: Viewing
Generic synonyms: Vigil, Watch

8. Verb. Make aware of. "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
Generic synonyms: Alarm, Alert

9. Verb. Cause to become awake or conscious. "Please wake me at 6 AM."
Exact synonyms: Arouse, Awaken, Rouse, Wake Up, Waken
Specialized synonyms: Reawaken, Bring Around, Bring Back, Bring Round, Bring To, Call
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Arousal, Arouser, Awakening, Rouser
Antonyms: Cause To Sleep

Definition of Wake

1. n. The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army.

2. v. i. To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.

3. v. t. To rouse from sleep; to awake.

4. n. The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake.

5. n. The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army.

6. v. i. To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.

7. v. t. To rouse from sleep; to awake.

8. n. The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake.

Definition of Wake

1. Verb. (intransitive) (often followed by ''up'') To stop sleeping. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) (often followed by ''up'') To make somebody stop sleeping. ¹

3. Verb. to lay out a body prior to burial in order to allow family and friends to pay their last respects. ¹

4. Noun. A period after a person's death before the body is buried, in some cultures accompanied by a party. ¹

5. Noun. The path left behind a ship on the surface of the water. ¹

6. Noun. The turbulent air left behind a flying aircraft. ¹

7. Noun. (figuratively) The area behind a moving object, typically a rapidly moving object. ¹

8. Noun. A number of vultures assembled together. ¹

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Definition of Wake

1. to rouse from sleep [v WAKED, WOKE, WOKEN, WAKING, WAKES]

Medical Definition of Wake

1. 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) "I can not think any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible of it." (Locke) 2. To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel. "The king doth wake to-night, and takes his rouse, Keeps wassail, and the swaggering upspring reels." (Shak) 3. To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; often with up. "He infallibly woke up at the sound of the concluding doxology." (G. Eliot) 4. To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active. "Gentle airs due at their hour To fan the earth now waked." (Milton) "Then wake, my soul, to high desires." (Keble) Origin: AS. Wacan, wacian; akin to OFries. Waka, OS. Wakn, D. Waken, G. Wachen, OHG. Wahhn, Icel. Vaka, Sw. Vaken, Dan. Vaage, Goth. Wakan, v. I, uswakjan, v. T, Skr. Vajay to rouse, to impel. Cf. Vigil, Wait, Watch. 1. The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake. "Making such difference 'twixt wake and sleep." (Shak) "Singing her flatteries to my morning wake." (Dryden) 2. The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil. "The warlike wakes continued all the night, And funeral games played at new returning light." (Dryden) "The wood nymphs, decked with daises trim, Their merry wakes and pastimes keep." (Milton) 3. Specifically: 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. "Great solemnities were made in all churches, and great fairs and wakes throughout all England." (Ld. Berners) "And every village smokes at wakes with lusty cheer." (Drayton) The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish. "Blithe as shepherd at a wake." Wake play, the ceremonies and pastimes connected with a wake. See Wake, 3, above. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Wake

wajib saum
waka gashira
wake (current term)
wake-up call
wake-up calls
wake-up signal
wake board
wake flow
wake up
wake up and die right
wake up and smell the coffee
wake up on the wrong side of bed
wakeboard tower

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