What does Awake mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awake(p)adjective

    not in a state of sleep; completely conscious

    "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"

  2. alert, alive(p), awake(p)verb

    mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"

    "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"

  3. wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, wakenverb

    stop sleeping

    "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"


  1. awakeverb

    To become conscious after having slept.

  2. awakeverb

    To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping.

  3. awakeverb

    to excite or to stir up something latent.

  4. awakeadjective

    Not asleep; conscious.

  5. awakeadjective

    Alert, aware.

  6. Etymology: From Middle English awaken, from Old English awacan, from a- (intensive prefix) + wacan (wake).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Awakeadjective

    Without sleep; not sleeping.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Imagination is like to work better upon sleeping men, than men awake. Francis Bacon, Nat. History, №. 955.

    Cares shall not keep him on the throne awake,
    Nor break the golden slumbers he would take. Dryden.

  2. To Awakeverb

    To awake has the preterite awoke, or, as we now more commonly speak, awaked.

    Etymology: peccian , Sax.

    Take heed,
    How you awake our sleeping sword of war. William Shakespeare, Hen. V.

    Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go that I may awake him out of sleep. John, xi. 11.

    Hark, hark, the horrid sound
    Has rais’d up his head:
    As awak’d from the dead,
    And amaz’d he stairs round. John Dryden, St. Cæcilia.

    The fair
    Repairs her smiles, awakens ev’ry grace,
    And calls forth all the wonders of her face. Alexander Pope.

  3. To Awakeverb

    To break from sleep; to cease to sleep.

    Alack, I am afraid, they have awak’d;
    And ’tis not done. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    I awaked up last of all, as one that gathereth after the grape-gatherers. Ecclus, xxxiii. 16.


  1. AWAKE

    The AWAKE (Advanced WAKEfield Experiment) facility at CERN is a proof-of-principle experiment, which investigates wakefield plasma acceleration using a proton bunch as a driver, a world-wide first. It aims to accelerate a low-energy witness bunch of electrons from 15 to 20 MeV to several GeV over a short distance (10 m) by creating a high acceleration gradient of several GV/m. Particle accelerators currently in use, like CERN's LHC, use standard or superconductive RF-cavities for acceleration, but they are limited to an acceleration gradient in the order of 100 MV/m. Circular accelerator machines are not efficient for transporting electrons at high energy due to the large energy loss in synchrotron radiation. Linear accelerators do not have this issue and are therefore better suited for accelerating and transporting electrons at high energies.AWAKE's high acceleration gradient will allow the construction of a new generation of shorter and less expensive high energy accelerators, representing a big step in the particle accelerators technology, especially for linear electron accelerators.


  1. awake

    To be awake means to be conscious and not asleep or in a state of unconsciousness. It refers to the state of being aware of one's surroundings, thoughts, and actions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awakeverb

    to rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken

  2. Awakeverb

    to rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties

  3. Awakeverb

    to cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death

  4. Awakeadjective

    not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action

  5. Etymology: [From awaken, old p. p. of awake.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Awake

    a-wāk′, v.t. to rouse from sleep: to rouse from a state of inaction.—v.i. to cease sleeping: to rouse one's self from sleep or indifference:—pa.p. awaked′, or awoke′.—adj. not asleep: vigilant.—adj. Awak′able, capable of being awakened.—v.t. and v.i. Awak′en, to awake: to rouse into interest or attention: (theol.) to call to a sense of sin.—adj. Awak′enable.—ns. Awak′enment, Awak′ing, Awak′ening, the act of awaking or ceasing to sleep: an arousing from indifference: a revival of religion.—To be awake to, to be fully aware of anything. [A.S. awæcnan. See Wake, Watch.]

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Awake' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3567

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Awake' in Adjectives Frequency: #854

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Awake in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Awake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Awake in a Sentence

  1. Jon Thompson:

    That's the project that keeps me awake at night the most, it's the biggest project the Ministry of Defence is ever going to take on. If the government were to proceed with renewing the deterrent then in due course that would exceed 5 billion( pounds) a year. That is a significant proportion of the defense budget and it's an incredibly complicated area.

  2. Bobby Brown:

    I can say today, Bobbi Kristina is awake. Bobbi Kristina's watching me.

  3. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost.

  4. James West:

    I spend a great deal of the hours that I’m awake within myself. You never want to stop doing it, especially when it’s a pleasure. It’s vital to my existence and I couldn’t live if I wasn’t an inventor.

  5. Michael Grandner:

    First are naps that you take because you are so exhausted that you cannot stay awake, a nap in this case may help a little, but being that exhausted is a sign of insufficient sleep or a sleep disorder and it's unlikely that the nap can completely fix the problem.

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Translations for Awake

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  • يقظ, متنبه, ساهد, صحى, مستيقظ, استيقظ, أيقظArabic
  • будя, събуждам, събуждам се, буденBulgarian
  • জাগাBengali
  • dihuniñ, dihunBreton
  • despert, llevar-se, llevat, despertarCatalan, Valencian
  • probuzený, probudit se, vzbudit, bdící, vzhůru, vzbudit se, probuditCzech
  • vække, vågen, vågneDanish
  • erwachen, wach, aufwachen, aufwecken, erweckenGerman
  • αφυπνίζω, ξυπνώ, ξύπνιος, αφυπνισμένοςGreek
  • maldorma, vekaEsperanto
  • despertar, despierto, listo, despertarseSpanish
  • بیدار, بیدار شدنPersian
  • valveilla oleva, herättää, hereillä oleva, herätä, havahtua, hereilläFinnish
  • éveillé, réveiller, réveilléFrench
  • dúisigh, dúiseachtIrish
  • dùisg, dùisgteScottish Gaelic
  • esperto, recordar, espertar, acordarGalician
  • התעורר, עורר, העיר, ערHebrew
  • जगाना, जागना, जागHindi
  • ébrenHungarian
  • զարթնել, արթնացնել, զարթուն, արթնանալ, զարթնեցնել, արթունArmenian
  • bangun, jagaIndonesian
  • svegliarsi, cosciente, consapevole, sveglio, conscio, desto, svegliareItalian
  • עֵרHebrew
  • 目を覚ます, 起きる, 目ざめさせる, 目ざめる, 起こす, 目覚める, 起きているJapanese
  • 일어나, 깨다Korean
  • به‌خه‌به‌رKurdish
  • уктабаган, түшүнүү, уйкусуз, ойгоо, баамдоо, абайлагыч, түшүнүүчү, жандануу, ойгонуу, акырын, ойготуу, этият, сак, сезимин козгоо, козголуу, этияттууKyrgyz
  • excito, vigilateLatin
  • waakreg, erwächenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • wakker, ontwaken, ontwaakt, wekkenDutch
  • vakenNorwegian Nynorsk
  • våkenNorwegian
  • obudzić się, przebudzony, czujny, obudzićPolish
  • desperto, acordado, despertar, acordarPortuguese
  • deștepta, trezi, scula, treazRomanian
  • пробуждаться, просну́вшийся, разбудить, вызывать, [[не]] [[спя́щий]], бо́дрствующий, проснуться, пробудиться, будить, пробуждать, возбуждать, просыпаться, бодрствующийRussian
  • budan, буданSerbo-Croatian
  • zobudiť saSlovak
  • zbuditi se, vzbuditi, buden, zbuditiSlovene
  • vakna, väcka, vakenSwedish
  • விழித்துTamil
  • మేలుకునియుండుTelugu
  • ตื่นตัวThai
  • uyandırmak, uyanıkTurkish
  • просипатися, бодрствующийUkrainian
  • جگنا, جاگUrdu
  • thức dậy, dậy lên, gợi, gây lên, dậy, thức, thức tỉnhVietnamese
  • וואךYiddish
  • 苏醒Chinese

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