Definitions for wakeweɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wakeweɪk(v.)waked; woke, waked; wok•en, wak•ing
(v.i.)to become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often fol. by up).
to become roused from a tranquil or inactive state; awake:
to wake from one's daydreams.
to become cognizant or aware of something; awaken:
to wake to the situation.
to be or continue to be awake.
to hold a wake over a corpse.
to keep watch or vigil.
(v.t.)to rouse from sleep; awaken (often fol. by up).
to rouse from lethargy, apathy, etc. (often fol. by up):
It woke us up to the need for conservation.
to hold a wake for.
to keep watch or vigil over.
(n.)a watch kept, esp. for some solemn purpose.
a watch or vigil by the body of a dead person before burial.
a local annual festival in England, formerly to honor the patron saint.
the state of being awake:
between sleep and wake.
Origin of wake:
bef. 900; ME: to be awake, OE wacian, c. OFris wakia, OS wakōn, ON vaka, Go wakan; cf. awake
the track of waves left by a ship or boat moving through the water.
the path or course of anything that has passed or preceded:
The tornado left ruin in its wake.
Origin of wake:
1540–50; < MLG, D wake, or ON vǫk hole in the ice
aftermath, wake, backwash(noun)
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"
Wake Island, Wake(noun)
an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
"the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
"there's no weeping at an Irish wake"
be awake, be alert, be there
wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken(verb)
"She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up(verb)
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"
make aware of
"His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse(verb)
cause to become awake or conscious
"He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to stop sleeping
Why did you wake the baby?; We woke to the sound of sirens.
after or as a result of
public fears in the wake of the killings
A number of vultures assembled together.
Origin: Probably , from vǫk ( > Danish våge, Icelandic vök).
the track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army
to be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep
to sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel
to be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up
to be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active
to rouse from sleep; to awake
to put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite
to bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive
to watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body
the act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake
the state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil
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
the sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish
In cryptography, WAKE is a stream cipher designed by David Wheeler in 1993. WAKE stands for Word Auto Key Encryption. The cipher works in cipher feedback mode, generating keystream blocks from previous ciphertext blocks. WAKE uses an S-box with 256 entries of 32-bit words. The cipher is fast, but vulnerable to chosen plaintext and chosen ciphertext attacks.
Translations for wake
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a strip of smooth-looking or foamy water left behind a ship.
- أَثَر المَخْر خَلْف السَّفينَهArabic
- водна диряBulgarian
- esteiraPortuguese (BR)
- kýlová brázdaCzech
- das KielwasserGerman
- در كشتي بر آبFarsi
- जहाज के गुजरने के बाद फेनिल पानी की पट्टीHindi
- 배가 지나간 자국Korean
- olak buriMalay
- در كشتي بر آبPersian
- ليك، كرښه (چې په اوبو كې دبيړۍ دتيريدو په اثر پيا كيږى)، منډ، اثرPashto
- siaj, urmăRomanian
- кильватерный следRussian
- kýlová brázdaSlovak
- vodna brazdaSlovenian
- dümen suyuTurkish
- (船行過留下的)尾波，航跡Chinese (Trad.)
- جھاگ دار پانی کی پٹی جو جہار کے پیچھے بن جاتی ہےUrdu
- đường rẽ nướcVietnamese
- 尾波，航迹Chinese (Simp.)
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