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
Definition for wake (2 of 2)
Origin of wake2
How to use wake in a sentence
That’s in part because, in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, a federal law set new standards for agencies, including unemployment offices, to reduce overpayments.He Made a Minor Mistake Filling Out an Unemployment Form. Then the State Demanded $14,990 From Him.|by Ava Kofman|October 29, 2020|ProPublica
I knew that he’d helped build the government’s new data infrastructure in the wake of the coronavirus.
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Frederick Goff, SM ’01, and his teammates from a machine-learning-based hedge fund decided to apply their technology to job search engines, for which there was widespread demand.Combating record unemployment with the help of strangers|Katie McLean|October 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Us, a publisher with five regional media brands in Florida, Oregon, Washington and Pennsylvania, has also seen an increase in demand from its advertisers in the wake of the pandemic.‘We popped champagne corks’: Local media is reaping the rewards of a slow reemergence of advertising spend|Kayleigh Barber|October 16, 2020|Digiday
The Friday suit came in the wake of a City Council-approved agreement with Severson, Aguirre and other attorneys that the city would not make 101 Ash rent payments until it can use the building.101 Ash Landlord Accuses City of Violations Beyond Missed Rent|Lisa Halverstadt|October 15, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Of waking dog, nor gaggling goose more waker then the hound.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
There many waker than Anty Lynch, though few have had worse tratement to make them so.The Kellys and the O'Kellys|Anthony Trollope
The tree-covered wharves and the typical Dutch crowds, the dog-drawn little carts and the "morning waker," are all there.The Automobilist Abroad|M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
I know that for some of them, for Waker, that moment at two o'clock in the morning changed his whole career.A Diary Without Dates|Enid Bagnold
A mocking bird had constituted himself waker-up of the bird kingdom since he could speak all languages.The Carter Girls|Nell Speed
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