verb (used without object), waked or woke [wohk], /woʊk/, waked or wok·en [woh-kuhn], /ˈwoʊ kən/, wak·ing.
verb (used with object), waked or woke [wohk], /woʊk/, waked or wok·en [woh-kuhn], /ˈwoʊ kən/, wak·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR wake
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Origin of wake1
OTHER WORDS FROM wakewaker, nounhalf-waking, adjectiveun·waked, adjectiveun·wak·ing, adjective
Words nearby wake
Definition for wake (2 of 2)
Origin of wake2
Example sentences from the Web for wake
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.
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
In the wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, things will not be the same.
But if I show him to you he will wake up, and who knows if he will go to sleep again.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales|Guy De Maupassant
And he began pushing his way into the crowd, with Jimmie in his wake.Jimmie Higgins|Upton Sinclair
They were walking their horses past the house, which was dark, careful not to wake Vesta.The Duke Of Chimney Butte|G. W. Ogden
Outer angle irons of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd longitudinals were started in the wake of the broken place.Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare|C. W. Sleeman
Them ranches will wake up, patch up their troubles, an' come down here.Hopalong Cassidy|Clarence E. Mulford
British Dictionary definitions for wake (1 of 2)
verb wakes, waking, woke or woken
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.
Idioms and Phrases with wake
In addition to the idioms beginning with wake
, also see
- in the wake of
- to wake the dead