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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.  --Thackeray. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wake  \Wake\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  rouse  from  sleep;  to  awake. 
  The  angel  .  .  .  came  again  and  waked  me  --Zech.  iv 
  2.  To  put  in  motion  or  action  to  arouse;  to  excite.  ``I 
  shall  waken  all  this  company.''  --Chaucer. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wake  \Wake\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Waked}or  {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.  --Milton. 
  I  can  not  think  any  time,  waking  or  sleeping, 
  without  being  sensible  of  it  --Locke. 
  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.  --Milton. 
  Then  wake,  my  soul,  to  high  desires.  --Keble. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.  --Dryden. 
  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  --Milton. 
  3.  Specifically: 
  a  (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 
  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.  --Drayton. 
  b  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.''  --Cowper. 
  {Wake  play},  the  ceremonies  and  pastimes  connected  with  a 
  wake.  See  {Wake},  n.,  3 
  (b),  above.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  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}, 
  2:  an  island  in  the  western  Pacific  between  Guam  and  Hawaii 
  [syn:  {Wake  Island},  {Wake}] 
  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}] 
  v  1:  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}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Wake,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  23176 

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