waking


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wak·ing

 (wā′kĭng)
adj.
Marked by full consciousness, awareness, and alertness: worked every moment of my waking hours.

waking

(ˈweɪkɪŋ)
adj
used to describe time when one is awake
n
1. the dreamlike state between waking and sleeping
2. (Physiology) the state of being awake as opposed to asleep

waking

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waking - the state of remaining awakewaking - the state of remaining awake; "days of danger and nights of waking"
consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
wakefulness - a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world; "consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar"
sleeping - the state of being asleep
Adj.1.waking - marked by full consciousness or alertnesswaking - marked by full consciousness or alertness; "worked every moment of my waking hours"
awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"
Translations

waking

[ˈweɪkɪŋ] ADJ I spent my early childhood in a kind of waking dreampasé los primeros años de mi infancia como soñando despierto
one's waking hourslas horas en que se está despierto
he spent every waking moment in the kitchenpasaba cada minuto del día en la cocina
this experience has been a waking nightmareesta experiencia ha sido como vivir una pesadilla

waking

adj one’s waking hoursvon früh bis spät; thoughts of her filled all his waking hoursder Gedanke an sie beschäftigte ihn von früh bis spät; his waking hours were spent …von früh bis spät beschäftigte er sich mit …; waking dreamWachtraum m

waking

[ˈweɪkɪŋ] adj in my waking hoursquando sono sveglio/a
References in classic literature ?
March would not leave Beth's side, but rested in the big chair, waking often to look at, touch, and brood over her child, like a miser over some recovered treasure.
As he ran he thought of things that hadn't come into his mind for years--how at the time he married he had planned to go west to his uncle in Portland, Oregon--how he hadn't wanted to be a farm hand, but had thought when he got out West he would go to sea and be a sailor or get a job on a ranch and ride a horse into Western towns, shouting and laughing and waking the people in the houses with his wild cries.
This sound brought an answer from the bed-- a long complaining cry--as if Pavel were having bad dreams or were waking to some old misery.
Wasn't it enough to think of going to the Cheniere and waking you up?
I never abid in any place, sleeping or waking, without an example of this gifted work.
She recalled the absolute freedom of their al-fresco life in the old double cabin, when she spent the greater part of her waking hours under the mute trees in the encompassing solitude, and, half regretting the more civilized restraints of this newer and more ambitious abode, forgot that she had ever rebelled against it.
We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.
The case, I may mention, was that of an apparition in just such an old house as had gathered us for the occasion-- an appearance, of a dreadful kind, to a little boy sleeping in the room with his mother and waking her up in the terror of it; waking her not to dissipate his dread and soothe him to sleep again, but to encounter also, herself, before she had succeeded in doing so, the same sight that had shaken him.
Upon waking next morning about daylight, I found Queequeg's arm thrown over me in the most loving and affectionate manner.
In man, breathing is incessantly going on --one breath only serving for two or three pulsations; so that whatever other business he has to attend to, waking or sleeping, breathe he must, or die he will.
I believed I could dress in the dark without waking Harris.
Those fellows warn't likely to come again -- they hadn't any tools left to work with, and what was the use of waking you up and scaring you to death?