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Definition of Wakes
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.
WakeWake 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.
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
Then wake, my soul, to high desires. --Keble.
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