- Scots Law. a revival of a legal action or the process by which this is done.
Origin of wakening
- to rouse from sleep; wake; awake; awaken.
- to rouse from inactivity; stir up or excite; arouse; awaken: to waken the reader's interest.
- to wake, or become awake; awaken.
Origin of waken
Examples from the Web for wakening
On her wakening again it was seen that the fever was broken.The Heart of Thunder Mountain
Edfrid A. Bingham
They tiptoed gently away, but they need not have been afraid of wakening her.Judy of York Hill
Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
Her slumber was at all times almost as energetic as her wakening hours.Mary, Mary
He might dream, of happiness now, but how sad would be the wakening.Janet's Love and Service
Margaret M Robertson
This was the second time of wakening for Ruby that night, since he lay down to rest.The Lighthouse
- to rouse or be roused from sleep or some other inactive state
Word Origin and History for wakening
"to become awake," Old English wæcnan, wæcnian "to rise, spring," from the same source as wake (v.). Figurative sense was in Old English. Transitive sense of "to arouse (someone or something) from sleep" is recorded from c.1200. Related: Wakened; wakening.