- awning deck,
- awning window,
- awnless bromegrass,
- awolowo, obafemi,
verb (used with or without object), a·woke or a·waked, a·woke or a·waked or a·wo·ken, a·wak·ing.
Origin of awake
Examples from the Web for awoke
When he awoke, his arm was allegedly being mauled by a Border Patrol dog.
Tankleff, a 17-year-old, awoke one morning to find his parents brutally beaten and stabbed.
I saw them every morning when I awoke and every evening when I climbed into bed.
I awoke on May 28, 2014, ready for a powerful day of filming and to do some great work.
When the alarm sounded very early the other morning, I awoke and for a moment thought it was time to start the day.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins|Nick Willard|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The son at this period would have awoke him, but he became more composed, for a time, and enjoyed apparently a refreshing sleep.Fardorougha, The Miser|William Carleton
Yet a sound feeble as this awoke the light-sleeping Minimuls.The Three Mulla-mulgars|Walter De La Mare
Paul was awoke after some time by the roaring sound of the waves dashing against the shore.Paul Gerrard|W.H.G. Kingston
Later on he awoke to find the sun shining brightly through the thick foliage about him.A Prince of Anahuac|James A. Porter
Then he awoke with the feeling that further sleep was out of the question.Boys of The Fort|Ralph Bonehill
verb awakes, awaking, awoke, awaked, awoken or awaked
Word Origin for awake
past tense of awake (v.), from Old English awoc; also see awaken. The tendency has been to restrict the strong past tense (awoke) to the original intransitive sense of awake and the weak inflection (awakened) to the transitive, but this never has been complete.
a merger of two Middle English verbs: 1. awaken, from Old English awæcnan (earlier onwæcnan; strong, past tense awoc, past participle awacen) "to awake, arise, originate," from a "on" + wacan "to arise, become awake" (see wake (v.)); and 2. awakien, from Old English awacian (weak, past participle awacode) "to awaken, revive; arise; originate, spring from," from a "on" (see a (2)) + wacian "to be awake, remain awake, watch" (see watch (v.)).
Both originally were intransitive only; the transitive sense being expressed by Middle English awecchen (from Old English aweccan) until later Middle English. In Modern English, the tendency has been to restrict the strong past tense and past participle (awoke, awoken) to the original intransitive sense and the weak inflection (awakened) to the transitive, but this never has been complete (see wake (v.); also cf. awaken).
"not asleep," c.1300, shortened from awaken, past participle of Old English awæcnan (see awaken).