What does Wake mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aftermath, wake, backwashnoun

    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"

  2. Wake Island, Wakenoun

    an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii

  3. wake, backwashnoun

    the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward

    "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"

  4. wake, viewingverb

    a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial

    "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"

  5. wakeverb

    be awake, be alert, be there

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

    stop sleeping

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

  7. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire upverb

    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"

  8. wakeverb

    make aware of

    "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"

  9. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouseverb

    cause to become awake or conscious

    "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

Wiktionary

  1. wakenoun

    A number of vultures assembled together.

    Etymology: Probably , from vǫk ( > Danish våge, Icelandic vök).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wakenoun

    the track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  2. Wakeverb

    to be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  3. Wakeverb

    to sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  4. Wakeverb

    to be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  5. Wakeverb

    to be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  6. Wakeverb

    to rouse from sleep; to awake

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  7. Wakeverb

    to put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  8. Wakeverb

    to bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  9. Wakeverb

    to watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  10. Wakenoun

    the act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  11. Wakenoun

    the state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  12. Wakenoun

    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

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

  13. Wakenoun

    the sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish

    Etymology: [Originally, an open space of water srrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]

Freebase

  1. WAKE

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wake

    wāk, v.i. to cease from sleep: to lie awake: (B.) to watch: to be roused up, active, or vigilant: to return to life: (Shak.) to hold a late revel: to keep vigil.—v.t. to rouse from sleep: to keep vigil over: to excite, disturb: to reanimate:—pa.t. and pa.p. waked or woke.—n. act of waking: feast of the dedication of a church, formerly kept by watching all night: sitting up of persons with a corpse.—adj. Wake′ful, being awake: indisposed to sleep: vigilant.—adv. Wake′fully.—n. Wake′fulness.—v.t. and v.i. Wā′ken, to wake or awake: to be awake.—ns. Wake′ner, one who or that which wakens; Wake′ning, act of one who wakens; (Scots law) revival of an action; Wā′ker, one who wakes.—adj. Wake′rife (Scot.), wakeful.—ns. Wake′-time, time during which one is awake; Wā′king.—adj. being awake: rousing from sleep: passed in the waking state. [A.S. wacan, to be born, also wacian, to waken (cf. weccan, Ger. wecken). Cf. Wait, Watch.]

  2. Wake

    wāk, n. the streak of smooth water left in the track of a ship: hence (fig.) 'in the wake of,' in the train of, immediately after. [Ice. vök, a hole in the ice, vökr, moist. The root is seen in L. humēre, to be moist, Gr. hugros, moist.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. wake

    The transient, generally smooth, track impressed on the surface-water by a ship's progress. Its bearing is usually observed by the compass to discover the angle of lee-way. A ship is said to be in the wake of another, when she follows her upon the same track. Two distant objects observed at sea are termed in the wake of each other, when the view of the farthest off is intercepted by the one that is nearer. (See CROSSING A SHIP'S WAKE.)

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wake' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2956

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wake' in Nouns Frequency: #2674

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wake' in Verbs Frequency: #472

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wake in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Wake in a Sentence

  1. David Nichols:

    If ever there was a moment to wake up to the mental, as well as the physical, devastation caused by flooding, it is now.

  2. Ankit Bharat:

    In her situation, we tried to do the same thing, but her lungs were so badly injured we just could not wake her up.

  3. Christina Reynolds:

    This is a deliberate Republican effort to end abortion altogether and to take away this right, i think a number of us thought this was coming. For those of us who didn't, this has been a massive wake-up call.

  4. Sergio Divina:

    Europe needs to wake up and make trafficking a priority.

  5. Natalie Dautovich:

    It's more difficult to awaken from [this stage] of sleep than [others], whenever you wake up from a deeper stage of sleep, you can experience sleep inertia, which is a feeling of disorientation.

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Translations for Wake

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  • събуждам се, събуждамBulgarian
  • dihuniñBreton
  • vzbudit, vzbudit se, probudit, probudit seCzech
  • gwylnosWelsh
  • vågne, vækkeDanish
  • Nachlauf, erwachen, wecken, aufwecken, Totenwache, Kielwasser, aufwachenGerman
  • veki, vekiĝiEsperanto
  • vigilia, estela, despertar, despertarseSpanish
  • herätä, [[vainajan]] [[valvojaiset]], peräaalto, herättää, hautajaiskahvit, ruumiinvalvojaiset, vanavesiFinnish
  • vakna, vøka, vekjaFaroese
  • réveiller, veillée funèbre, sillage, se réveillerFrench
  • dúisighIrish
  • uisge-stiùireach, dùisgScottish Gaelic
  • להעיר, להתעוררHebrew
  • जागHindi
  • felébred, felébreszt, felkelt, felkelHungarian
  • bangunIndonesian
  • slóð, kjölfarIcelandic
  • scia, veglia, risvegliarsi, turbolenzaItalian
  • 起こす, 起きる, 航跡, 目覚める, 目が覚めるJapanese
  • 일어나다, 경야Korean
  • excitoLatin
  • erwächenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • šermenysLithuanian
  • kōriporipo, kōrinorinoMāori
  • wakker maken, wakker worden, kielzog, dodenwake, wekken, wake, ontwakenDutch
  • czuwanie, kilwater, obudzić się, obudzić, [[przy]] [[zwłoki, smuga kondensacyjnaPolish
  • acordar, velórioPortuguese
  • priveghi, siaj, treziRomanian
  • проснуться, пробуждаться, просыпаться, будить, поминки, кильватер, разбудить, пробудитьсяRussian
  • zobudiť sa, zobudiťSlovak
  • väcka, vakna, kölvattenSwedish
  • kuamsha, kuamkaSwahili
  • నిద్రలేపుట, నిద్ర ఆపుటTelugu
  • kaldırmak, uyanmakTurkish
  • thứcVietnamese
  • kuilavatVolapük

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