A·wake v. i. To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death.
The national spirit again awoke. --Freeman.
Awake to righteousness, and sin not. --1 Cor. xv. 34.
A·wake, a. Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.
Before whom awake I stood. --Milton.
She still beheld,
Now wide awake, the vision of her sleep. --Keats.
He was awake to the danger. --Froude.
A·wake v. t. [imp. Awoke Awaked p. p. Awaked; (Obs.) Awaken, Awoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Awaking. The form Awoke is sometimes used as a p. p.]
1. To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.
Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her. --Tennyson.
And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish. --Matt. viii. 25.
2. To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.
I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie. --Goldsmith.
It way awake my bounty further. --Shak.
No sunny gleam awakes the trees. --Keble.
adj 1: not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake
thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"
[syn: awake(p)] [ant: asleep(p)]
2: not unconscious; especially having become conscious; "the
patient is now awake and alert" [syn: alert, awake(p)]
3: (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally
perceptive; "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is
going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was
now awake to the reality of his predicament" [syn: alert,
v : stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
[syn: wake up, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive,
waken] [ant: fall asleep]
[also: awoken, awoke]