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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wake /ˈwek/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wake n.  The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army.
    This effect followed immediately in the wake of his earliest exertions.   --De Quincey.
    Several humbler persons . . . formed quite a procession in the dusty wake of his chariot wheels.   --Thackeray.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wake, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waked or Woke (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Waking.]
 1. To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
    The father waketh for the daughter.   --Ecclus. xlii. 9.
    Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps.   --Milton.
    I can not think any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible of it.   --Locke.
 2. To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
 The king doth wake to-night, and takes his rouse,
 Keeps wassail, and the swaggering upspring reels.   --Shak.
 3. To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.
    He infallibly woke up at the sound of the concluding doxology.   --G. Eliot.
 4. To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
 Gentle airs due at their hour
 To fan the earth now waked.   --Milton.
    Then wake, my soul, to high desires.   --Keble.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wake v. t.
 1. To rouse from sleep; to awake.
    The angel . . . came again and waked me.   --Zech. iv. 1.
 2. To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite.  “I shall waken all this company.”
    Lest fierce remembrance wake my sudden rage.   --Milton.
    Even Richard's crusade woke little interest in his island realm.   --J. R. Green.
 3. To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive.
 To second life
 Waked in the renovation of the just.   --Milton.
 4. To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wake, n.
 1. The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake.  [Obs. or Poetic]
    Making such difference 'twixt wake and sleep.   --Shak.
    Singing her flatteries to my morning wake.   --Dryden.
 2. The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil.
 The warlike wakes continued all the night,
 And funeral games played at new returning light.   --Dryden.
 The wood nymphs, decked with daises trim,
 Their merry wakes and pastimes keep.   --Milton.
 3. Specifically: (a) Ch. of Eng. An annual parish festival formerly held in commemoration of the dedication of a church. Originally, prayers were said on the evening preceding, and hymns were sung during the night, in the church; subsequently, these vigils were discontinued, and the day itself, often with succeeding days, was occupied in rural pastimes and exercises, attended by eating and drinking, often to excess.
    Great solemnities were made in all churches, and great fairs and wakes throughout all England.   --Ld. Berners.
    And every village smokes at wakes with lusty cheer.   --Drayton.
 (b) The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish.  “Blithe as shepherd at a wake.”
 Wake play, the ceremonies and pastimes connected with a wake.  See Wake, n., 3 (b), above. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: aftermath,
      2: an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
         [syn: Wake Island]
      3: the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward;
         "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe" [syn: backwash]
      4: a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's
         no weeping at an Irish wake" [syn: viewing]
      v 1: be awake, be alert, be there [ant: sleep]
      2: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
         [syn: wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, come alive,
          waken] [ant: fall asleep]
      3: 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" [syn: inflame, stir
         up, ignite, heat, fire up]
      4: make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the
      5: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the
         drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
         [syn: awaken, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse]
         [ant: cause to sleep]
      [also: woken, woke]