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.