Crossword clues for wake
- Boat trailer?
- Rouse from slumber
- Danger for small craft
- Come to
- Come out of a coma
- Evidence of a ship's passing
- After-life gathering?
- What might give a water-skier trouble
- The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
- An island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
- The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
- A vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wake \Wake\, n. [Originally, an open space of water s?rrounded by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v["o]k a hole, opening in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.] The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army.
This effect followed immediately in the wake of his
Several humbler persons . . . formed quite a procession
in the dusty wake of his chariot wheels.
Wake \Wake\, v. t.
To rouse from sleep; to awake.
The angel . . . came again and waked me.
--Zech. iv. 1.
To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite. ``I shall waken all this company.''
Lest fierce remembrance wake my sudden rage.
Even Richard's crusade woke little interest in his island realm.
--J. R. Green.
To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive.
To second life Waked in the renovation of the just.
To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.
Wake \Wake\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wakedor Woke (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Waking.] [AS. wacan, wacian; akin to OFries. waka, OS. wak?n, D. waken, G. wachen, OHG. wahh?n, Icel. vaka, Sw. vaken, Dan. vaage, Goth. wakan, v. i., uswakjan, v. t., Skr. v[=a]jay to rouse, to impel. ????. Cf. Vigil, Wait, v. i., Watch, v. i.]
To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
The father waketh for the daughter.
--Ecclus. xlii. 9.
Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps.
I can not think any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible of it.
To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
The king doth wake to-night, and takes his rouse, Keeps wassail, and the swaggering upspring reels.
To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.
He infallibly woke up at the sound of the concluding doxology.
To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
Gentle airs due at their hour To fan the earth now waked.
Then wake, my soul, to high desires.
Wake \Wake\, n.
The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake. [Obs. or Poetic]
Making such difference 'twixt wake and sleep.
Singing her flatteries to my morning wake.
The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil.
The warlike wakes continued all the night, And funeral games played at new returning light.
The wood nymphs, decked with daises trim, Their merry wakes and pastimes keep.
(Ch. of Eng.) 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.
Great solemnities were made in all churches, and great fairs and wakes throughout all England.
And every village smokes at wakes with lusty cheer.
The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish. ``Blithe as shepherd at a wake.''
Wake play, the ceremonies and pastimes connected with a wake. See Wake, n., 3 (b), above. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"state of wakefulness," Old English -wacu (in nihtwacu "night watch"), related to watch (n.); and partly from Old Norse vaka "vigil, eve before a feast," related to vaka "be awake" (cognates: Old High German wahta "watch, vigil," Middle Dutch wachten "to watch, guard;" see wake (v.)). Meaning "a sitting up at night with a corpse" is attested from early 15c. (the verb in this sense is recorded from mid-13c.; as a noun lichwake is from late 14c.). The custom largely survived as an Irish activity. Wakeman (c.1200), which survives as a surname, was Middle English for "watchman."
"track left by a moving ship," 1540s, perhaps from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch wake "hole in the ice," from Old Norse vök, vaka "hole in the ice," from Proto-Germanic *wakwo. The sense perhaps evolved via "track made by a vessel through ice." Perhaps the English word is directly from Scandinavian. Figurative use (such as in the wake of "following close behind") is recorded from 1806.
"to become awake," a Middle English merger of Old English wacan "to become awake, arise, be born, originate," and Old English wacian "to be or remain awake," both from Proto-Germanic *waken (cognates: Old Saxon wakon, Old Norse vaka, Danish vaage, Old Frisian waka, Dutch waken, Old High German wahhen, German wachen "to be awake," Gothic wakan "to watch"), from PIE root *weg- (2) "to be strong, be lively" (cognates: Sanskrit vajah "force, strength; swiftness, speed," vajayati "drives on;" Latin vigil "watchful, awake," vigere "be lively, thrive," velox "fast, lively," vegere "to enliven;" vigil "awake, wakeful," vigor "liveliness, activity"). Causative sense "to rouse from sleep" is attested from c.1300. Related: Waked; waking.
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context obsolete poetic English) The act of waking, or state of being awake. 2 The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) (often followed by ''up'') To stop sleeping. 2 (context transitive English) (often followed by ''up'') To make somebody stop sleeping; to rouse from sleep. 3 (context transitive figurative English) To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite. 4 (context intransitive figurative English) To be excited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active. 5 To lay out a body prior to burial in order to allow family and friends to pay their last respects. 6 To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body. 7 To be or remain awake; not to sleep. 8 (context obsolete English) To sit up late for festive purposes; to hold a night revel. Etymology 2
n. 1 A period after a person's death before the body is buried, in some cultures accompanied by a party. 2 (context historical Church of England English) 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. Etymology 3
n. 1 The path left behind a ship on the surface of the water. 2 The turbulent air left behind a flying aircraft. 3 (context figuratively English) The area behind something, typically a rapidly moving object. Etymology 4
n. A number of vultures assembled together.
an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii [syn: Wake Island]
the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe" [syn: backwash]
a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake" [syn: viewing]
v. be awake, be alert, be there [ant: sleep]
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" [syn: inflame, stir up, ignite, heat, fire up]
make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
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Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.796512 N, 78.665751 W
Wake County, NC
WAKE may refer to:
- WAKE (AM), a radio station (1500 AM) licensed to Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
- WAKE (cipher), Word Auto Key Encryption
- WAKE (novel), a young adult novel by Lisa McMann
- Bade Airport, the airport in Bade, Indonesia, assigned ICAO code WAKE
Wake is a compilation album by Dead Can Dance, released in 2003. It contains 26 tracks over two discs. It includes the song "The Lotus Eaters" (previously released only on the Dead Can Dance (1981–1998) box set), recorded in 1998 as the last work by the band before their initial breakup.
The cipher is fast, but vulnerable to chosen plaintext and chosen ciphertext attacks.
Wake is the region of recirculating flow immediately behind a moving solid body.
Wake may also refer to:
Wake is a jazz album by Trio Töykeät. It was released in 2005.
Wake is an album by Canadian singer/songwriter Tara MacLean, released April 22, 2008 (see 2008 in music).
Wake is an album released by Floater in June 2010. Some of the tracks on this album were also recorded during the 2006 Stone by Stone recording sessions, such as Leave a Light On, Wondering and White Dress. It is Floater's first major self-financed and self-released album.
Wake is a 2009 comedy drama romance independent film directed by Ellie Kanner. It features Bijou Phillips, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Seymour, Danny Masterson, and Marguerite Moreau.
A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral. Traditionally, a wake takes place in the house of the deceased with the body present; however, modern wakes are often performed at a funeral home or another convenient location. In the United States and Canada it is synonymous with a viewing. It is often a social rite which highlights the idea that the loss is one of a social group and affects that group as a whole. __NOTOC__
The term originally referred to a late-night prayer vigil but is now mostly used for the social interactions accompanying a funeral. While the modern usage of the verb "wake" is "become or stay alert", a "wake" for the dead harks back to the vigil, "watch" or "guard" of earlier times. It is a misconception that people at a wake are waiting in case the deceased should "wake up".
Wake (titled Sillage in the original French) is a science fiction graphic novel series created by Jean-David Morvan and Philippe Buchet. The series has been translated to English and published in the United States by NBM Publishing. The issues are published in a large format (19 cm by 25.4 cm) as soft cover graphic novels. Issues 1 through 3 were published individually. Issues 4/5 and 6/7 were published together as single books. NBM Publishing have stated that they will not be publishing the remainder of the series in English in the United States.
Wake is space opera, exploring social themes about inequalities, corruption and colonization.
WAKE had an adult standards format until 2009, when it briefly switched to CNN Headline News, before adopting a classic country format in 2010. In November 2011, the station switched back to standards, using Dial Global Local's The Lounge format.
After "The Lounge" was discontinued on June 17, 2012, WAKE switched to an oldies/classic hits format featuring hit music chiefly from the 1970s and early 1980s, again using a Dial Global source.
Licensed to Valparaiso, Indiana, USA, the station is currently owned by Adams Radio Group, LLC, through licensee Adams Radio of Northern Indiana, LLC.
WAKE is a Class D radio station broadcasting on the clear-channel frequency of 1500 kHz.
Wake (Stylized WAKE) is a novel by Lisa McMann centered on seventeen-year-old Janie Hannagan's involuntary power which thrusts her into others' dreams. The novel follows Janie through parts of her young adulthood, focusing mainly on the events that occur during her senior year, in which she meets an enigmatic elderly woman, and becomes involved with Cabel, a loner and purported drug-dealer at Fieldridge High School. The book is set up in a diary like form, specifying the date and time at which each event occurs. The two books that follow Wake in the trilogy are Fade and Gone. Wake debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list for children's chapter books, and garnered several awards for young adult literature.
Wake, also called WWW: Wake, is a 2009 novel written by Canadian novelist Robert J. Sawyer and the first book in his WWW Trilogy. It was first published on April 8, 2009 and was followed by Watch in 2010 and by Wonder in 2011. The novel details the spontaneous emergence of an intelligence on the World Wide Web, called Webmind, and its friendship with a blind teenager named Caitlin.
Sawyer developed the initial idea for Wake in January 2003 when he wrote in his diary about the emergence of consciousness on the World Wide Web. The novel was named a 2010 Hugo Award nominee in the category for Best Novel and won a 2009 Aurora Award.
Wake is the debut studio album of Lycia, released in March 1989 through Orphanage Records.
"Wake" is the 6th episode of the first season of the CW television series The Secret Circle, and the series' 6th episode overall. It was aired on October 20, 2011. The episode was written by Andrea Newman and it was directed by Guy Bee.
Wake is a cancelled American action thriller film written by Christopher Borrelli. The film stars Ben Kingsley, Piper Perabo, Cameron Monaghan and Ellen Burstyn. Filming began on February 16, 2015 in Cleveland, which halted on February 26 due to financial issues. It was then expected to resume production in 2-3 weeks, but it was postponed for an indefinite time after actor Bruce Willis and director John Pogue left the film due to financing and scheduling issues.
Wake is the sixth and final studio album from For Today. Nuclear Blast released the album on October 2, 2015.
The album debuted at No. 67 on the Billboard 200, with around 7,000 copies sold the United States in its first week of release. This is the last album by For Today as the band decided to split in 2016.
Wake is a 2004 weathering steel sculpture by Richard Serra, installed at Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, Washington. Arts Observer called the installation "a must-see", offering "incredibly diverse perspectives from various angles and vantage points". It was the first piece installed in the park, in July 2006.
Wake is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Brian Wake (born 1982), English footballer
- Cameron Wake (born 1982), American football linebacker
- David B. Wake (born 1936), biologist and herpetologist
- Harry Wake (1901–1981), English footballer
- Hereward the Wake (born 1035), 11th-century Anglo-Saxon leader
- Isaac Wake (1580–1632), English diplomat and political commentator
- John Wake (born 1953), English cricketer
- Margaret Wake, 3rd Baroness Wake of Liddell (1297–1349), wife of Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent
- Marvalee Wake (born 1939), American biologist
- Nancy Wake (1912–2011), New Zealand born Australian who served as a British spy during World War II
- Neil Vincent Wake (born 1948), United States federal judge
- Ric Wake, record producer
- Robert A. Wake, 1966 champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee
- Thomas Wake, 2nd Baron Wake of Liddell (1297–1349), English baron
- William Wake (1657–1737), Archbishop of Canterbury
- William Wake (cricketer) (1852–1896), English amateur first-class cricketer
- William Wake (governor), governor of Bombay
wake is the second album released from the band emmet swimming. This album was released twice; first as an independent release and later as an Epic Records release. The 1994 Screaming Goddess Music release differs from the Epic Records re-release of wake. The 1994 release included the song "I Believe" and has a varied track sequence. The song "Boones Farm Wine" is re-titled "I'll Be Fine" on the Epic Records re-release of wake. The 1995 Epic Records release added the songs "Jump In The Water" and "Ed's Song." The song "Broken Oar" also differs with a new production of the song.
Usage examples of "wake".
The standards of Ishterebinth, last of the Nonmen Mansions, charged deep into a sea of abominations, leaving black-blooded ruin in their wake.
He had known almost from the time he left her that he would never truly be able to forget Holly, and after less than six months away from her he had ached so intensely for her that he had often woken up in the night with his face wet with tears and the echoes of her name still resounding through his mind as he called despairingly for her.
I woke with thoughts of her, and feeling sure that we should become acquainted I felt curious to know what success I should have with her.
Who, soothed to false repose by the fanning plumes above And the music-stirring motion of its soft and busy feet, Dream visions of aereal joy, and call the monster, Love, And wake, and find the shadow Pain, as he whom now we greet.
It crossed the illimitable spaces where the herding aerolites swirl forever through space in the wake of careering world, and all their whistling wings answered to it.
The Beare running about the house, to make such of the family afeared as fortuned to wake and come out.
Two goblins hurtled out in their wake, scratching and biting and both afire from head to foot.
The Diving Officer and bowplanesman were struggling to maintain depth control in spite of the odd effects of their rooster-tail wake aft and the shallow-bottom venturi force amidships.
The helmsman acknowledged and the rudder, far aft, turned in the white wake of the stern.
Seawolf responded to the rudder, the nose cone avoiding the pier to the south of Pier 4 as the vessel moved into the channel and a violent white foamy wake boiled up aft at the rudder.
Finally, the deck aft vanished in the wake, which slowly calmed from its violent white foam to a light blue.
Nazi aggression was to remain essentially unchanged and to be used with staggering success until an aroused world much later woke up to it.
Syrinx watched in utter fascination as the two passed within fifty metres of the boat, rocking it alarmingly in their pounding wake.
Unfortunately, sleep had conquered her before your departure, and she only woke when the alarum struck, too late to detain you, for you had rushed with the haste of a man who is flying from some terrible danger.
And immediately after her prayer breaks forth, soars upward in a shrill nasal falsetto, like a morning alarum when the hour for waking has come, the mechanical noise of a spring let go and running down.