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
Example sentences from the Web for wake
Therefore, in the wake of Google’s antitrust suit, a new market for specialized information has emerged.
Once sea bound, the icebergs slowly melt, releasing critical nutrients in their wake and providing seals with both food and shelter.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
The recall comes in the wake of 23 reports of fire and eight reports of minor burns related to the model.
The sentiment going into the home opener against Xavier was that just fielding a team in the wake of the tragedy was a huge victory.Marshall football, 50 years after plane crash, carries on, and remembers|John Feinstein|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
This time last week, in the wake of earnings from tech’s five largest American companies and early results from other software companies, it appeared that tech shares were in danger of losing their mojo.Software companies are reporting a pretty good third quarter|Alex Wilhelm|November 6, 2020|TechCrunch
Imagine waking up to find a guy who looks like a tech startup employee eating your charred crispy leg.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Waking briefly a few times throughout the night, I heard sounds, voices, slamming doors.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She tells clients to open curtains as much as possible to get exposure to natural light right when the body is waking up.
The next thing I remember was waking up in his bed back at the Sherry, naked.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“In his waking hours, Kane had certainly forgotten the sled and the name which was painted on it,” he wrote.
Many times, in his dreams and in his waking thoughts, he had lived over scenes similar to this.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
I remember waking up one night and looking out of my bunk to see him standing on the floor.Uncanny Tales|Various
After the total oblivion of the matter in his waking moments, he will sometimes recall all the details of the affair in a dream.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
All this I admit to be the fever of the mind—a waking dream—an illusion to which mesmerism or magic is but a frivolity.
If only they both come to realise it in their normal waking states his Double will cease these nocturnal excursions.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
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