What does awake mean?

Definitions for awake
əˈweɪkawake

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word awake.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. awakeverb

    To become conscious after having slept.

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

  2. awakeverb

    To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping.

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

  3. awakeverb

    to excite or to stir up something latent.

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

  4. awakeadjective

    Not asleep; conscious.

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

  5. awakeadjective

    Alert, aware.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awakeverb

    to rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken

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

  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

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

  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

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

  4. Awakeadjective

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

    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

How to pronounce awake?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  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. Natalie Dautovich:

    Light plays a very important role in helping us to feel alert and awake, so when we wake up during the dark period, that's not our body's natural desire, and so to help with that, make sure to be exposed to sufficient bright light during the day, especially during the morning, to help with those feelings of alertness.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    While the world sleeps, darkness and silence are awake.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    I was asleep but my mind was awake. Now, I'm awake, but my mind is still asleep.

  4. Mariana Fulger:

    If you keep the mind awake, alive, the rest of your being follows it gladly..

  5. H.W. Mann:

    You can be aware without being awake, but you cannot be awake without being aware

Images & Illustrations of 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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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. occlusive
    • B. eloquent
    • C. soft-witted
    • D. butch

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