Definition for woken (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), waked or woke, waked or wok·en, wak·ing.
verb (used with object), waked or woke, waked or wok·en, wak·ing.
Origin of wake1
Examples from the Web for woken
Cuomo said that passengers were woken up about an hour into the flight when the aircraft began to bounce.
It is the moment when we are woken from our routine lives by a whisper or explosion, either of which demands ‘Why?’
She kept resisting the command only to be woken up by it yet again.
Emanuel recalls reading to his children and falling asleep before they did, only to be woken by a late night phone call.The Presidents' Gatekeepers: Review of a New Film about the Chiefs of Staff|Eleanor Clift|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For a brief moment during the 2011–12 protests it seemed as if Navalny had woken Moscow up.Alexei Navalny Threatens Russia’s Corrupt Status Quo|Peter Pomerantsev|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The latter had to keep a light burning and was woken several times in the night by John, who could not sleep.The Growth of a Soul|August Strindberg
His mouth tasted like it was full of blood still, a taste that was woken up by the wine.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
In the early morning I was woken with a crash, and felt a great weight squeezing my whole body, but leaving my head clear.To Lhassa at Last|Powell Millington
But that would have woken Sisera before she had struck a blow.The Last Chronicle of Barset|Anthony Trollope
She was the Sleeping Beauty in the wood, who had woken up and remembered nothing, and could never recover from the long trance.Overlooked|Maurice Baring
British Dictionary definitions for woken (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for woken (2 of 3)
verb wakes, waking, woke or woken
Word Origin for wake
British Dictionary definitions for woken (3 of 3)
Word Origin for wake
Culture definitions for woken
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 woken
In addition to the idioms beginning with wake
, also see
- in the wake of
- to wake the dead