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Verb: wake (woke,woken, also waked)  weyk
  1. Be awake, be alert, be there
  2. Stop sleeping
    "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock";
    - wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, come alive, waken
  3. Arouse or excite feelings and passions
    "Wake old feelings of hatred";
    - inflame, stir up, ignite, heat, fire up
  4. Make aware of
    "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
  5. Cause to become awake or conscious
    "Please wake me at 6 AM.";
    - awaken, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse
Noun: wake  weyk
  1. The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured";
    - aftermath, backwash
  2. The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
    "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe";
    - backwash
  3. A vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
    "there's no weeping at an Irish wake";
    - viewing
  4. The turbulent air left behind a flying aircraft
Noun: Wake
  1. An island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
    - Wake Island

Derived forms: waking, waked, wakes, woke, woken

Type of: alarm, alert, alter, arouse, change, change state, consequence, effect, elicit, enkindle, event, evoke, fire, island, issue, kindle, modify, moving ridge, outcome, provoke, raise, result, turn, upshot, vigil, watch, wave

Antonym: sleep

Part of: Pacific, Pacific Ocean

Encyclopedia: Wake, Rattle and Roll