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Meaning of wake


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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  wake
      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}, {wake}, {backwash}]
      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: {wake},
         {backwash}]
      4: a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's
         no weeping at an Irish wake" [syn: {wake}, {viewing}]
      v 1: be awake, be alert, be there [ant: {catch some Z's}, {kip},
           {log Z's}, {sleep}, {slumber}]
      2: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
         [syn: {wake up}, {awake}, {arouse}, {awaken}, {wake}, {come
         alive}, {waken}] [ant: {dope off}, {doze off}, {drift off},
         {drop off}, {drowse off}, {fall asleep}, {flake out}, {nod
         off}]
      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}, {wake},
         {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}, {wake}, {waken}, {rouse}, {wake up}, {arouse}]
         [ant: {cause to sleep}]


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