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Verb: wake (woke,woken, also waked)  weyk
  1. Stop sleeping
    "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock";
    - wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, come alive, waken
     
  2. Cause to become awake or conscious
    "Please wake me at 6 AM.";
    - awaken, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse
     
  3. Be awake, be alert, be there
     
  4. Arouse or excite feelings and passions
    "Wake old feelings of hatred";
    - inflame, stir up, ignite, heat, fire up
     
  5. Make aware of
    "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
Noun: wake  weyk
  1. A vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
    "there's no weeping at an Irish wake";
    - viewing
     
  2. 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
     
  3. The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
    "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe";
    - backwash
     
  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: woken, waked, woke, wakes, waking

Type of: alarm, alert, alter, arouse, change, change state, consequence, effect, elicit, enkindle [literary], 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