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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a living/waking nightmare (=something extremely bad that happens in your life)
▪ Being told I had cancer was a waking nightmare.
every waking moment (=all the time you are awake)
▪ He spent every waking moment in the lab.
get up/wake up/be up early
▪ Set the alarm for six – I have to be up early tomorrow.
wake up to reality (=realize what is happening or real)
▪ Well, they need to wake up to reality.
wake/be woken from a deep/long etc sleep
▪ A very long time later I woke from a deep sleep.
wake/be woken from a deep/long etc sleep
▪ A very long time later I woke from a deep sleep.
woke to find
▪ She woke to find a man by her bed.
▪ He wakes early next morning, and gets out at once, anxious to get to grips with the city.
▪ She was woken early this morning by a burglar alarm.
▪ When I wake early to the dawn chorus, I turn my face into my pillow, hoping to prolong the dream.
▪ The blonde student woke early in Devon, and shifted under the sleeping weight of his arm.
▪ Jay woke early, and turned to hold Lucy.
▪ I wake early to the phone.
▪ She woke early, happy, and calm.
▪ Aunt Sophie woke suddenly, eyes clear, as though she had never been asleep.
▪ He had suddenly woken up realizing that his blurry baby had finally become quite outrageous.
▪ I wake suddenly in the night, aware of the others breathing and the wind banging the tent fabric.
▪ Now I was about to meet him again, it was as if I had suddenly woken up from a syrupy dream.
▪ I was woken suddenly when my box was lifted high in the air.
▪ Lancaster grunted, as if suddenly waking from a reverie.
▪ I woke suddenly with my hand on my piece.
▪ Later on that evening, Randolph woke suddenly, hearing a banging noise on his door.
▪ The brewers have at last woken up to the fact that their high-street shops have become dinosaurs slouching towards extinction.
▪ Their faces burn with a shame like they have just woke up to the fact they been played for suckers again.
▪ But whatever the motive, international business is at least waking up to the fact that a social conscience can be good for business.
▪ Gradually the world is waking up to the fact that they are winning.
▪ I woke in the middle of the night and walked downstairs.
▪ I wake up in the middle of the night from a dream.
▪ If she woke up in the middle of the night, she'd be frightened.
▪ Powell woke Howland in the middle of the night and poured out his conviction, but it was too late.
▪ Maureen West says her daughter is still having nightmares and waking up in the middle of the night.
▪ I woke up in the middle of the night and took all of Jay's clothes out of the wardrobe.
▪ I woke up in the middle of the night to find that I was completely and utterly saturated.
▪ But there's one thing which still sometimes wakes me in the middle of the night.
▪ Early this morning she woke to find a masked gang standing in her bedroom.
▪ Christmas morning I woke with the first blue light.
▪ That morning Ellis woke up in Jane's bed.
▪ In the morning I woke up and turned over; a big cloud of dust rose from the mattress.
▪ On the Monday morning he woke up very early, just as it was getting light.
▪ The next morning, Jody wakes up in the dark at six with-out the usual urgings of the alarm clock.
▪ Next morning, Folly woke up half expecting that it would all turn out to be a dream.
▪ The next morning he woke up coughing and gagging as her father yanked him up by the collar.
▪ The night before she had woken uneasy.
▪ One night he woke to the sound of the fire alarm whooping.
▪ In the dead of night I woke up for some reason, and lay listening to the others as they slept.
▪ Several times each night she woke up crying and needed to be rocked back to sleep.
▪ A few nights later I was woken by a noise at about two in the morning.
▪ That night I woke up past mid-night and had to use the bathroom.
▪ At night Janir woke constantly: four times, five times, I was never sure how many.
▪ Few people have not woken to the sounds of the dawn chorus nor seen moths drawn to artificial lights as daylight fades.
▪ One night he woke to the sound of the fire alarm whooping.
▪ Marlene woke to the sound of a heavy weight being dragged across the floor.
▪ I woke to the sound of voices, the shuffling of shoes against the bare wood floor.
▪ The fires signalled to something else as well ... Shortly before daybreak Tallis was woken by the distant sound of a hunting horn.
▪ He did not know how long he lay there but was woken by the sound of turning pages.
▪ She woke later to the sound of a voice calling out in panic.
▪ I woke to the sound of torrential rain.
▪ Marlene woke with a start, her whole body ached and she was freezing cold.
▪ He woke up with a start at dawn.
▪ She gave it a little shake and it woke up with a start.
▪ He soon fell asleep, but woke with a start when his grandmother plucked out a hair.
▪ Captain Richard Moore's day begins as the ring of the telephone wakes him with a start from a deep sleep.
▪ Sometime in the middle of the night I woke with a start, as Clarisa climbed on to the cot.
▪ Jack Foley woke with a start.
▪ When she woke with a start, it was already late.
▪ I remember waking with my face in it the first whole night we spent together.
▪ I remember waking up and feel-ing this poncho liner bubbling up a little bit.
▪ The next thing she remembered was being woken up and told the house was on fire.
▪ I remember waking up and reaching down automatically and realising that they had shaved me which was my biggest shock.
▪ She shivered, remembering how waking to find his face so close to hers had made her insides quake.
▪ I remember waking up in my tent.
▪ The next thing I do remember is waking up in a very grand house a few streets away from where the robbery took place.
▪ On suddenly realising he is dreaming, he may try to wake up only to find that his body seems paralysed.
▪ But do not try to wake him into a higher level.
▪ Grainne raised herself cautiously on one elbow, trying not to wake Raynor, and looked towards the door.
▪ I tried to wake him up in the morning and the whole bed was filled with blood.
▪ Get across there and try to wake the Putts, Seb.
▪ His young curate, Father Gannon, was trying to wake him up.
▪ She began to beat on the worm's flesh, trying to wake the children, calling, shouting, yelling.
▪ Anyone who tried to sleep was woken up by bright lights and an officer running a stick along the cell bars.
waking hours/life/day etc
▪ Every second of his waking hours, he was watched.
▪ He inhales desert lore and data all his waking hours.
▪ Indeed we sometimes spend a lot of our waking hours making sure that everything is as secure as we can make it.
▪ Real will is an attribute of consciousness, not of the sleep in which most people pass their waking lives.
▪ She still wanted to look as she did in waking life, but there were improvements she could make.
▪ Some people wrestle with their problems until the very last minutes of their waking hours.
▪ The documentation that he signed said, observe this resident one on one during waking hours.
▪ We were young and our waking hours were given to games.
▪ Dad said he woke up at five this morning.
▪ Try not to wake the baby if you go in the bedroom.
▪ And he woke up with more than just his stomach growling.
▪ But do not try to wake him into a higher level.
▪ Fourteenth-century Wandsworth was waking up, deciding it could have another ten minutes, and turning over in its warm straw.
▪ It was impossible to wake anyone in the house.
▪ The windows of the house glowed suddenly bright, like the eyes of some monster waking in the dark.
▪ Then Mrs Dempster woke him as usual with a cup of tea, and he felt better.
▪ But again political events were overtaking the scheme and bringing in their wake a radical reshaping of the whole programme.
▪ One also needs to be wary of the inequalities that market mechanisms bring in their wake.
▪ Saying that they are inner things brings scepticism in its wake.
▪ Desire brings in its wake sorrow, unrest and disappointment.
▪ But it brings problems in its wake.
▪ We are also aware of the need to halt the environmental degradation that overproduction brings in its wake.
▪ Technological change brings in its wake social change.
▪ It may also bring in its wake the danger of a too-ready acceptance of that which is not yet proven.
▪ The interest in the sale comes in the wake of Durham County Council's decision to close eight of its homes.
▪ He has refused to come to the wake or to the funeral.
▪ The establishment of first and middle schools came in the wake of the Plowden Report of 1966.
▪ The move comes in the wake of the recent Echo Inquiry which exposed the potential danger in flats and bedsits.
▪ Proud parents and a mass of other churchgoers came in their wake.
▪ The latter move came in the wake of parliament's decision of Dec. 11 temporarily to suspend the privatization process.
▪ The agreement came in the wake of a fourth attempt, in as many weeks, to reach a consensus among members.
▪ The service trades have always followed in the wake of the producing industries.
▪ He merely followed in their wake, a dark ragged figure guided by the blossoming plums.
▪ Cattle Ranching Hungry subsistence farmers follow in the wake of loggers.
▪ A regimental musician who had become detached from his unit, he followed in the wake of the attack as a spectator.
▪ Others, inspired by my example, are following in my wake.
▪ And out he went, with J.. Philip Flynn following in his wake.
▪ Ronni followed in his wake, wondering what was coming next.
▪ As the code gained widespread acceptance, certain logical consequences followed in its wake.
▪ He seemed to make a habit of charging through her life and leaving destruction in his wake.
▪ The rain had finished, leaving in its wake a vast, permeating leakage, the river noise of runoff.
▪ And such a world will have to get used to the social and political instability which these crises leave in their wake.
▪ Several high-ranking Apple executives, including its top marketing officer, have left in the wake of Jobs' ascendance.
▪ He left them in his wake and when a little distance separated them from him, he heard one call out to him.
▪ The business-as-usual measures the organization has taken in response to the crisis leave in their wake a corrosive residue.
▪ Bottom turns and cut-backs are performed along the wave leaving a wiggly wake.
▪ But officials switched from one theory to another in the following days, leaving confusion in their wake.
▪ But if Nader is having problems capturing the magical double-digit support level, his nearest third-party rivals are floundering in his wake.
▪ I was like a water-skier without the skis, dragged through the wake of an uncompromising culture by my neck.
▪ In each half of the wake the eddy consists of two parallel vortex tubes of opposite sense.
▪ In its wake, tens of thousands are slipping off, quietly once more, to sanctuaries abroad.
▪ In the wake of the Clause, the Stonewall Trust was set up.
▪ On the way up, the slightest connection with the deceased or his family was enough reason to attend a wake.
▪ Salomon discards a pay plan in the wake of a string of key departures.
▪ The interest in the sale comes in the wake of Durham County Council's decision to close eight of its homes.
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 earliest exertions.
--De Quincey.

Several humbler persons . . . formed quite a procession in the dusty wake of his chariot wheels.


Wake \Wake\, v. t.

  1. To rouse from sleep; to awake.

    The angel . . . came again and waked me.
    --Zech. iv. 1.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.]

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
    --G. Eliot.

  4. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Specifically:

    1. (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.
      --Ld. Berners.

      And every village smokes at wakes with lusty cheer.

    2. 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.

  1. n. 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" [syn: aftermath, backwash]

  2. an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii [syn: Wake Island]

  3. the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe" [syn: backwash]

  4. a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake" [syn: viewing]

  5. [also: woken, woke]

  1. v. be awake, be alert, be there [ant: sleep]

  2. stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock" [syn: wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, come alive, waken] [ant: fall asleep]

  3. 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]

  4. make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"

  5. cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM." [syn: awaken, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse] [ant: cause to sleep]

  6. [also: woken, woke]

Wake -- U.S. County in North Carolina
Population (2000): 627846
Housing Units (2000): 258953
Land area (2000): 831.923863 sq. miles (2154.672822 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 25.331901 sq. miles (65.609320 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 857.255764 sq. miles (2220.282142 sq. km)
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.796512 N, 78.665751 W
Wake, NC
Wake County
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 (Dead Can Dance album)

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.

WAKE (cipher)

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.

Wake (disambiguation)

Wake is the region of recirculating flow immediately behind a moving solid body.

Wake may also refer to:

Wake (Trio Töykeät album)

Wake is a jazz album by Trio Töykeät. It was released in 2005.

Wake (Tara MacLean album)

Wake is an album by Canadian singer/songwriter Tara MacLean, released April 22, 2008 (see 2008 in music).

Wake (Floater album)

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 (Mortal album)

Wake is the third full-length studio album by Christian hard rock band Mortal. For this album, the band moved away from industrial and embraced a more alternative rock-based sound. The album reached No. 21 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Christian chart.

Wake (film)

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.

Wake (ceremony)

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 (comics)

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 (1500 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an oldies format.

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 (McMann novel)

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 (Sawyer novel)

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 (Lycia album)

Wake is the debut studio album of Lycia, released in March 1989 through Orphanage Records.

Wake (The Secret Circle)

"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 (2016 film)

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 (For Today album)

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 (sculpture)

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 (surname)

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 (Emmet Swimming album)

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.