OTHER WORDS FOR wake
Origin of wake1
OTHER WORDS FROM wakewaker, nounhalf-waking, adjectiveun·waked, adjectiveun·wak·ing, adjective
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Other definitions for wake (2 of 2)
Origin of wake2
How to use wake in a sentence
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, this number can certainly be expected to increase, as this spring’s primaries have indicated.The biggest threat to mail-in voting isn’t security—it’s politics|matthewheimer|August 24, 2020|Fortune
A separate study I conducted of newspaper coverage in the wake of the 2016 election found that about a third of news stories and op-eds argued that Clinton lost because of her focus on identity politics.
That’s according to a working paper, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in May, that looks at how violent crimes by veterans increased after overseas deployment began in the wake of the attacks on the Twin Towers.
The US’s declining stature in the wake of the pandemic is accelerating two global political trends that have emerged in the last five years.
Supply chains across industries are going through an unprecedented global disruption in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which has shuttered airports, seaports and hampered the movement of goods and people around the world.Africa is tackling its supply chain deficit with a US-backed research center in Ghana|Yinka Adegoke|July 27, 2020|Quartz
That is why The Daily Beast stands with Charlie Hebdo and published their controversial covers in the wake of the attack.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the wake of this turmoil, the New York Post reported that the police had stopped policing.
However, we have just had a necessary wake-up call that all is not as secure as we believed.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The newly free country struggled to maintain order in the wake of independence, but it was woefully unprepared.
In the wake of the verdicts in Ferguson and New York City, many of us are still sore with emotion.The Stacks: A Chicken Dinner That Mends Your Heart|Pete Dexter|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The latter gentleman was wondering whether he had fallen into a dream that he should wake up from in the morning.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
And a little later we, too, left the post, following in the dusty wake of the paymaster's wagon and its mounted escort.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
As the impressive progress continued the revellers ceased their revels and followed in the wake of Aristide.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Woman—Thou beest a sound sleeper—Wake up, and see to thy bairn, and I will gie thee both a good breakfast.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Again his rage touched my admiration; but I got him away before he made enough noise to wake the whole Camp.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for wake (1 of 2)
Derived forms of wakewaker, noun
Word Origin for wake
usage for wake
British Dictionary definitions for wake (2 of 2)
Word Origin for wake
Cultural definitions for wake
A funeral celebration, common in Ireland, at which the participants stay awake all night keeping watch over the body of the dead person before burial. A wake traditionally involves a good deal of feasting and drinking.
Other Idioms and Phrases with wake
In addition to the idioms beginning with wake
, also see
- in the wake of
- to wake the dead