Wake Synonyms & Definitions
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• WakeDefinition & Meaning in English
- (v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to awake.
- (v. t.) To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive.
- (v. t.) To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite.
- (n.) The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army.
- (v. i.) To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.
- (n.) The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil.
- (v. i.) To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
- (n.) The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish.
- (n.) The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake.
- (v. i.) To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
- (v. i.) To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
- (n.) 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.
- (v. t.) To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.
• WaketimeDefinition & Meaning in English
- (n.) Time during which one is awake.
• Wake-robinDefinition & Meaning in English
- (n.) Any plant of the genus Arum, especially, in England, the cuckoopint (Arum maculatum).