Definitions for wake

Definitions for (noun) wake

Main entry: viewing, wake

Definition: a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial

Usage: there's no weeping at an Irish wake

Main entry: wake, backwash

Definition: the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward

Usage: the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe

Main entry: Wake, Wake Island

Definition: an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii

Main entry: aftermath, backwash, wake

Definition: the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

Usage: the aftermath of war; in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

Definitions for (verb) wake

Main entry: come alive, wake, wake up, waken, arouse, awake, awaken

Definition: stop sleeping

Usage: She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Main entry: awaken, arouse, rouse, wake, wake up, waken

Definition: cause to become awake or conscious

Usage: He was roused by the drunken men in the street; Please wake me at 6 AM.

Main entry: wake

Definition: be awake, be alert, be there

Main entry: wake

Definition: make aware of

Usage: His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation

Main entry: inflame, ignite, heat, stir up, wake, fire up

Definition: arouse or excite feelings and passions

Usage: 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

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