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wake 1

 (wāk)
v. woke (wōk) or waked (wākt), waked or wok·en (wō′kən), wak·ing, wakes
v.intr.
1.
a. To cease to sleep; become awake: overslept and woke late.
b. To stay awake: Bears wake for spring, summer, and fall and hibernate for the winter.
c. To be brought into a state of awareness or alertness: suddenly woke to the danger we were in.
2. To hold or attend the wake of someone who has died.
v.tr.
1. To cause to come out of sleep; awaken.
2. To stir, as from a dormant or inactive condition; rouse: wake old animosities.
3. To make aware; alert or enlighten: The report woke me to the facts of the matter.
n.
1. A gathering of people in the presence of the body of a deceased person in order to honor the person and console one another.
2. wakes(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Chiefly British
a. A parish festival held annually, often in honor of a patron saint.
b. An annual vacation.

[Middle English wakien, waken, from Old English wacan, to wake up and wacian, to be awake, keep watch; see weg- in Indo-European roots.]

wak′er n.
Usage Note: The pairs wake, waken and awake, awaken have formed a bewildering array since the Middle English period. All four words have similar meanings, though there are some differences in use. Only wake is used in the sense "to be awake," as in expressions like waking (not wakening) and sleeping, every waking hour. Wake is also more common than waken when used together with up, and awake and awaken never occur in this context: She woke up (rarely wakened up; never awakened up or awoke up). Some writers have suggested that waken should be used only transitively (as in The alarm wakened him) and awaken only intransitively (as in He awakened at dawn), but there is ample literary precedent for usages such as He wakened early and They did not awaken her. In figurative senses awake and awaken are more prevalent: With the governor's defeat, the party awoke to the strength of the opposition. The scent of the gardenias awakened my memory of his unexpected appearance that afternoon years ago. · Regional American dialects vary in the way that certain verbs form their principal parts. Northern dialects seem to favor forms that change the internal vowel in the verb—hence dove for the past tense of dive, and woke for wake: They woke up with a start. Southern dialects, on the other hand, tend to prefer forms that add an -ed to form the past tense and the past participle of these same verbs: The children dived into the swimming hole. The baby waked up early.

wake 2

 (wāk)
n.
1. The visible track of turbulence left by something moving through water: the wake of a ship.
2. A track, course, or condition left behind something that has passed: The war left destruction and famine in its wake.
Idiom:
in the wake of
1. Following directly on.
2. In the aftermath of; as a consequence of.

[Possibly from Middle Low German, hole in the ice, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse vök.]

wake

(weɪk)
vb, wakes, waking, woke or woken
1. (Physiology) (often foll by up) to rouse or become roused from sleep
2. (Physiology) (often foll by up) to rouse or become roused from inactivity
3. (intr; often foll by to or up to) to become conscious or aware: at last he woke to the situation.
4. (Physiology) (intr) to be or remain awake
5. (tr) to arouse (feelings etc)
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) dialect to hold a wake over (a corpse)
7. archaic or dialect to keep watch over
8. wake up and smell the coffee informal to face up to reality, especially in an unpleasant situation
n
9. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a watch or vigil held over the body of a dead person during the night before burial
10. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (in Ireland) festivities held after a funeral
11. (Protestantism) the patronal or dedication festival of English parish churches
12. a solemn or ceremonial vigil
13. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (usually plural) an annual holiday in any of various towns in northern England, when the local factory or factories close, usually for a week or two weeks
14. rare the state of being awake
[Old English wacian; related to Old Frisian wakia, Old High German wahtēn]
ˈwaker n
Usage: Where there is an object and the sense is the literal one wake (up) and waken are the commonest forms: I wakened him; I woke him (up). Both verbs are also commonly used without an object: I woke up. Awake and awaken are preferred to other forms of wake where the sense is a figurative one: he awoke to the danger

wake

(weɪk)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the waves or track left by a vessel or other object moving through water
2. the track or path left by anything that has passed: wrecked houses in the wake of the hurricane.
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse vaka, vök hole cut in ice, Swedish vak, Danish vaage; perhaps related to Old Norse vökr, Middle Dutch wak wet]

wake1

(weɪk)

v. waked woke, waked wok•en, wak•ing, v.i.
1. to become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often fol. by up).
2. to become roused from a tranquil or inactive state; awake: to wake from one's daydreams.
3. to become cognizant or aware of something; awaken: to wake to the situation.
4. to be or continue to be awake.
5. to hold a wake over a corpse.
6. to keep watch or vigil.
v.t.
7. to rouse from sleep; awaken (often fol. by up).
8. to rouse from lethargy, apathy, etc. (often fol. by up): It woke us up to the need for conservation.
9. to hold a wake for.
10. to keep watch or vigil over.
n.
11. a watch kept, esp. for some solemn purpose.
12. a watch or vigil by the body of a dead person before burial.
13. a local annual festival in England, formerly to honor the patron saint.
14. the state of being awake: between sleep and wake.
[before 900; Middle English: to be awake, Old English wacian, c. Old Frisian wakia, Old Saxon wakōn, Old Norse vaka, Gothic wakan; compare awake]

wake2

(weɪk)

n.
1. the track of waves left by a ship or boat moving through the water.
2. the path or course of anything that has passed or preceded: The tornado left ruin in its wake.
[1540–50; < Middle Low German, Dutch wake, or Old Norse vǫk hole in the ice]

wake


Past participle: woken
Gerund: waking

Imperative
wake
wake
Present
I wake
you wake
he/she/it wakes
we wake
you wake
they wake
Preterite
I woke
you woke
he/she/it woke
we woke
you woke
they woke
Present Continuous
I am waking
you are waking
he/she/it is waking
we are waking
you are waking
they are waking
Present Perfect
I have woken
you have woken
he/she/it has woken
we have woken
you have woken
they have woken
Past Continuous
I was waking
you were waking
he/she/it was waking
we were waking
you were waking
they were waking
Past Perfect
I had woken
you had woken
he/she/it had woken
we had woken
you had woken
they had woken
Future
I will wake
you will wake
he/she/it will wake
we will wake
you will wake
they will wake
Future Perfect
I will have woken
you will have woken
he/she/it will have woken
we will have woken
you will have woken
they will have woken
Future Continuous
I will be waking
you will be waking
he/she/it will be waking
we will be waking
you will be waking
they will be waking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been waking
you have been waking
he/she/it has been waking
we have been waking
you have been waking
they have been waking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been waking
you will have been waking
he/she/it will have been waking
we will have been waking
you will have been waking
they will have been waking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been waking
you had been waking
he/she/it had been waking
we had been waking
you had been waking
they had been waking
Conditional
I would wake
you would wake
he/she/it would wake
we would wake
you would wake
they would wake
Past Conditional
I would have woken
you would have woken
he/she/it would have woken
we would have woken
you would have woken
they would have woken
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wake - the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)wake - the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
2.wake - an island in the western Pacific between Guam and HawaiiWake - an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
Battle of Wake, Battle of Wake Island - in December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
3.wake - the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forwardwake - the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
4.wake - a vigil held over a corpse the night before burialwake - a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"
vigil, watch - the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
Verb1.wake - be awake, be alert, be therewake - be awake, be alert, be there  
sit up, stay up - not go to bed; "Don't stay up so late--you have to go to work tomorrow"; "We sat up all night to watch the election"
2.wake - stop sleepingwake - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
3.wake - arouse or excite feelings and passionswake - arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
ferment - work up into agitation or excitement; "Islam is fermenting Africa"
4.wake - make aware ofwake - make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
alert, alarm - warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness; "The empty house alarmed him"; "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"
5.wake - cause to become awake or consciouswake - cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
reawaken - awaken once again
bring to, bring back, bring round, bring around - return to consciousness; "These pictures bring back sad memories"
call - rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

wake

1
verb
1. awake, stir, awaken, come to, arise, get up, rouse, get out of bed, waken, bestir, rouse from sleep, bestir yourself It was still dark when I woke.
awake fall asleep, go to sleep, sleep, drop off (informal), doze, snooze (informal), hibernate, nod off (informal), take a nap, catnap
2. awaken, arouse, rouse, waken, rouse someone from sleep She went upstairs to wake the children.
noun
1. vigil, watch, funeral, deathwatch A funeral wake was in progress.
wake someone up activate, stimulate, enliven, galvanize, fire, excite, provoke, motivate, arouse, awaken, animate, rouse, mobilize, energize, kindle, switch someone on, stir someone up He needs a shock to wake him up a bit.
wake up to something realize, understand, recognize, appreciate, grasp, conceive, comprehend, become aware of, twig (Brit. informal), get the message, apprehend, catch on to (informal), become conscious of, be cognizant of She woke up to the fact that she could not compete with her sister.

wake

2
noun slipstream, wash, trail, backwash, train, track, waves, path Dolphins sometimes play in the wake of the boats.
in the wake of in the aftermath of, following, because of, as a result of, on account of, as a consequence of The move comes in the wake of new measures brought in by the government.

wake 1

verb
To cease sleeping:
noun
A watch over the body of a dead person before burial:

wake 2

noun
Something that follows or is drawn along behind:
Translations
أَثَر المَخْر خَلْف السَّفينَهيَسْتَيْقِظ
събуждам
kølvandvækkevågne
herätäherättäävanavesi
kjölfarvakna, vekja
ķīļūdensmodinātmostiespamodinātpamosties
kilwatersmuga kondensacyjna
kýlová brázda
zbuditizbuditi se
väckavakna
dümen suyuuyan mak

wake

1 [weɪk] N
1. (Naut) → estela f
2. (fig) the tornado brought/left a trail of destruction in its wakeel tornado dejó una estela de destrucción a su paso
in the wake of the storm/riotstras la tormenta/los disturbios
to come or follow in the wake of sthproducirse a raíz de algo

wake

2 [weɪk] N (over corpse) → velatorio m, vela f, velorio m (esp LAm)

wake

3 [weɪk] (woke, waked (vb: pt) (woken, waked (pp)))
A. VI (also wake up) → despertar, despertarse
to wake from a dream/deep sleep/comadespertar(se) de un sueño/sueño profundo/coma
on wakingal despertar
B. VT (also wake up) → despertar
they were making enough noise to wake the deadhacían un ruido que despertaría a los muertos
wake up
A. VI + ADV
1. (lit) → despertar, despertarse
wake up!¡despierta!, ¡depiértate!
to wake up from a nightmaredespertar(se) de una pesadilla
to wake up with a hangover/a headachedespertar(se) con resaca/dolor de cabeza
he woke up (to find himself) in prisonamaneció en la cárcel
she woke up to find them gonecuando (se) despertó se encontró con que se habían ido
wake up and smell the coffee! (esp US) → ¡abre los ojos!, ¡pon los pies en la tierra!
2. (fig) → despertar(se), despabilar(se)
companies had better wake upa las empresas les convendría despertar(se)
wake up, Ian! we've already discussed point 12¡despierta or despabila Ian! ya hemos discutido el punto 12, ¡despiértate or despabílate Ian! ya hemos discutido el punto
to wake up to the truthdarse cuenta de la verdad
to wake up to realitydarse cuenta de la realidad, despertar a la realidad
B. VT + ADV
1. (lit) → despertar
I was woken up by the phoneel teléfono me despertó, me desperté con el teléfono
you need a coffee to wake you upte hace falta una taza de café para despertarte
2. (fig) → despertar
to wake one's ideas updespabilarse
to wake sb up to sthhacer ver algo a algn, hacer que algn se dé cuenta de algo
someone needs to wake him up to the risks involvedalguien tiene que hacerle ver los riesgos que implica

wake

[ˈweɪk]
vb [woke, waked] (pt) [woken, waked] (pp)
vt
réveiller
He woke me early → Il m'a réveillé tôt.
vi
s'éveiller
He woke before dawn → Il s'éveilla avant l'aube.
n
(for dead person)veillée f mortuaire
[boat] → sillage m
in the wake of sth (= after) → dans le sillage de qch
to leave sth in one's wake → laisser qch dans son sillage
to follow in sb's wake (= walk behind) → marcher sur les traces de qn
wake up
vise réveiller
I woke up at six o'clock → Je me suis réveillé à six heures.
vt sep
to wake sb up → réveiller qn
Please would you wake me up at seven o'clock? → Pourriez-vous me réveiller à sept heures?
wake up to
vt fus (= realize) → se rendre compte de qch

wake

1
n (Naut) → Kielwasser nt; in the wake of (fig)im Gefolge (+gen); to follow in somebody’s wakein jds Kielwasser segeln; X follows in the wake of YY bringt X mit sich; X brings Y in its wakeX bringt Y mit sich; X leaves Y in its wakeX hinterlässt Y; with ten children in her wake (inf)mit zehn Kindern im Schlepptau (inf)

wake

2
n (esp Ir: over corpse) → Totenwache f

wake

3 pret <woke>, ptp <woken or waked>
vt(auf)wecken; (fig)wecken, erwecken (geh)
viaufwachen, erwachen (geh); he woke to find himself in prisonals er aufwachte or erwachte, fand er sich im Gefängnis wieder; he woke to the sound of birds singingals er aufwachte, sangen die Vögel; he woke one day to find himself a rich manals er eines Tages erwachte or aufwachte, war er ein reicher Mann; they woke to their danger too late (fig)sie haben die Gefahr zu spät erkannt

wake

1 [weɪk] n (of ship) → scia
in the wake of → sulla scia di
to follow in sb's wake (fig) → camminare dietro a qn
it left a trail of destruction in its wake → ha lasciato dietro di sé una scia di distruzione

wake

2 [weɪk] n (over corpse) → veglia funebre

wake

3 [weɪk] (woke or waked (pt) (woken or waked (pp)))
1. vi (also wake up) → svegliarsi, destarsi
wake up! (also) (fig) → svegliati!
there's enough noise to wake the dead! → c'è un baccano del diavolo!
to wake up to sth (fig) → rendersi conto di qc
2. vt (also wake up) → svegliare; (memories, desires) → risvegliare
to wake sb (up) to sth (fig) → aprire gli occhi a qn su qc
to wake one's ideas up (fam) → darsi una mossa

wake1

(weik) past tense woke (wouk) (rare) waked: past participle woken (ˈwoukən) , (rare) waked verb
to bring or come back to consciousness after being asleep. He woke to find that it was raining; Go and wake the others, will you?
ˈwakeful adjective
1. not asleep; not able to sleep. a wakeful child.
2. (of a night) in which one gets little sleep. We spent a wakeful night worrying about her.
ˈwakefully adverb
ˈwakefulness noun
ˈwaken verb
to wake. What time are you going to waken him?; I wakened early.
wake up
1. to wake. Wake up! You're late; The baby woke up in the middle of the night.
2. to become aware of. It is time you woke up to the fact that you are not working hard enough.

wake2

(weik) noun
a strip of smooth-looking or foamy water left behind a ship.
in the wake of
immediately behind or after. Our tiny boat was caught in the wake of the huge ship.

wake

v. despertar;
to ___ updespertar; despertarse.

wake

vt, vi (pret woke; pp woke o waked) (también to — up) despertar(se)