Definitions for wakefulˈweɪk fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wake•fulˈweɪk fəl(adj.)

  1. unable to sleep.

  2. sleepless:

    a wakeful night.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant, wakeful(adj)

    carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger

    "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"

  2. light, wakeful(adj)

    (of sleep) easily disturbed

    "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"

  3. waking, wakeful(adj)

    marked by full consciousness or alertness

    "worked every moment of my waking hours"


  1. wakeful(Adjective)

    awake rather than sleeping

  2. wakeful(Adjective)


  3. wakeful(Adjective)

    vigilant and alert; watchful

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wakeful(adj)

    not sleeping; indisposed to sleep; watchful; vigilant


  1. Wakeful

    Wakeful was one of the great Thoroughbred mares of the Australian turf. She had shown her versatility by defeating top racehorses at distances from 5½ furlongs to 3 miles. She was unplaced in only three races. This bay filly was foaled in 1896, and was by the outstanding racehorse and sire, Trenton from Insomnia by Robinson Crusoe. Her pedigree contained mostly good old colonial bloodlines that had proved their worth in Australian racing and breeding. She was offered at the St Aubins stud dispersal sale in 1900 and purchased by Leslie Macdonald for the bargain price of 310 guineas.

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not asleep; not able to sleep

a wakeful child.

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