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WAKE (woke, woken)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Wake mean? 

WAKE (noun)
  The noun WAKE has 4 senses:

1. the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
2. an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
3. the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
4. a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial

  Familiarity information: WAKE used as a noun is uncommon.


WAKE (verb)
  The verb WAKE has 5 senses:

1. be awake, be alert, be there
2. stop sleeping
3. arouse or excite feelings and passions
4. make aware of
5. cause to become awake or conscious

  Familiarity information: WAKE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


WAKE (noun)


Sense 1wake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

wake; aftermath; backwash

Context examples:

the aftermath of war / in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

Hypernyms ("wake" is a kind of...):

consequence; effect; event; issue; outcome; result; upshot (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon)


Sense 2Wake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Wake Island; Wake

Instance hypernyms:

island (a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water)

Domain member region:

Battle of Wake; Battle of Wake Island (in December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines)

Holonyms ("Wake" is a part of...):

Pacific; Pacific Ocean (the largest ocean in the world)


Sense 3wake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

backwash; wake

Context example:

the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe

Hypernyms ("wake" is a kind of...):

moving ridge; wave (one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water))


Sense 4wake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vigil held over a corpse the night before burial

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

viewing; wake

Context example:

there's no weeping at an Irish wake

Hypernyms ("wake" is a kind of...):

vigil; watch (the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival))


WAKE (verb)


Sense 1wake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be awake, be alert, be there

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wake"):

sit up; stay up (not go to bed)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Antonym:

sleep (be asleep)


Sense 2wake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stop sleeping

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

awake; come alive; waken; wake up; wake; awaken; arouse

Context example:

She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Hypernyms (to "wake" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

"Wake" entails doing...:

catch some Z's; kip; log Z's; sleep; slumber (be asleep)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3wake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arouse or excite feelings and passions

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

fire up; stir up; heat; ignite; wake; inflame

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "wake" is one way to...):

arouse; elicit; enkindle; evoke; fire; kindle; provoke; raise (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wake"):

ferment (work up into agitation or excitement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4wake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make aware of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation

Hypernyms (to "wake" is one way to...):

alarm; alert (warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 5wake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to become awake or conscious

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

awaken; wake up; waken; rouse; arouse; wake

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "wake" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wake"):

reawaken (awaken once again)

bring around; bring back; bring round; bring to (return to consciousness)

call (rouse somebody from sleep with a call)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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