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


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)

 Woke imp. & p. p. Wake.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See wake

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]