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Wake vs. Waken

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Wakeverb

(intransitive) (often followed by up) To stop sleeping.

‘I woke up at four o'clock this morning.’;

Wakenverb

(transitive) To wake or rouse from sleep.

Wakeverb

(transitive) (often followed by up) To make somebody stop sleeping; to rouse from sleep.

‘The neighbour's car alarm woke me from a strange dream.’;

Wakenverb

(intransitive) To awaken; to cease to sleep; to be awakened; to stir.

Wakeverb

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

Wakenverb

To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.

‘Early, Turnus wakening with the light.’;

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Wakeverb

To be excited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.

Wakenverb

To excite or rouse from sleep; to wake; to awake; to awaken.

Wakeverb

To lay out a body prior to burial in order to allow family and friends to pay their last respects.

Wakenverb

To excite; to rouse; to move to action; to awaken.

‘Then Homer's and Tyrtæus' martial museWakened the world.’; ‘Venus now wakes, and wakens love.’; ‘They introduceTheir sacred song, and waken raptures high.’;

Wakeverb

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

Wakenverb

cause to become awake or conscious;

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

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Wakeverb

To be or remain awake; not to sleep.

Wakenverb

stop sleeping;

‘She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock’;

Wakeverb

(obsolete) To be alert; to keep watch

Wakeverb

(obsolete) To sit up late for festive purposes; to hold a night revel.

Wakenoun

The act of waking, or state of being awake.

Wakenoun

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

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Wakenoun

A period after a person's death before or after the body is buried, cremated, etc.; in some cultures accompanied by a party and/or collectively sorting through the deceased's personal effects.

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.

Wakenoun

The path left behind a ship on the surface of the water.

Wakenoun

The turbulent air left behind a flying aircraft.

Wakenoun

(figuratively) The area behind something, typically a rapidly moving object.

Wakenoun

A number of vultures assembled together.

Wakenoun

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

Wakenoun

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

‘Making such difference 'twixt wake and sleep.’; ‘Singing her flatteries to my morning wake.’;

Wakenoun

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.’;

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.

‘Great solemnities were made in all churches, and great fairs and wakes throughout all England.’; ‘And every village smokes at wakes with lusty cheer.’;

Wakenoun

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

Wakeverb

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

‘The father waketh for the daughter.’; ‘Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps.’; ‘I can not think any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible of it.’;

Wakeverb

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.’;

Wakeverb

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.’;

Wakeverb

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 hourTo fan the earth now waked.’; ‘Then wake, my soul, to high desires.’;

Wakeverb

To rouse from sleep; to awake.

‘The angel . . . came again and waked me.’;

Wakeverb

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

‘Lest fierce remembrance wake my sudden rage.’; ‘Even Richard's crusade woke little interest in his island realm.’;

Wakeverb

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

‘To second lifeWaked in the renovation of the just.’;

Wakeverb

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

Wakenoun

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’;

Wakenoun

an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii

Wakenoun

the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward;

‘the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe’;

Wakenoun

a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial;

‘there's no weeping at an Irish wake’;

Wakeverb

be awake, be alert, be there

Wakeverb

stop sleeping;

‘She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock’;

Wakeverb

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’;

Wakeverb

make aware of;

‘His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation’;

Wakeverb

cause to become awake or conscious;

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

Wake

In fluid dynamics, a wake may either be: the region of recirculating flow immediately behind a moving or stationary blunt body, caused by viscosity, which may be accompanied by flow separation and turbulence, or the wave pattern on the water surface downstream of an object in a flow, or produced by a moving object (e.g. a ship), caused by density differences of the fluids above and below the free surface and gravity (or surface tension).

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