Waking
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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep. [1913 Webster]

The father waketh for the daughter. --Ecclus. xlii. 9. [1913 Webster]

Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

I can not think any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible of it. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel. [1913 Webster]

The king doth wake to-night, and takes his rouse, Keeps wassail, and the swaggering upspring reels. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

He infallibly woke up at the sound of the concluding doxology. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

4. To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active. [1913 Webster]

Gentle airs due at their hour To fan the earth now waked. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Then wake, my soul, to high desires. --Keble. [1913 Webster]


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  • Waking — Wak ing, n. 1. The act of waking, or the state or period of being awake. [1913 Webster] 2. A watch; a watching. [Obs.] Bodily pain . . . standeth in prayer, in wakings, in fastings. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] In the fourth waking of the night.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waking — may refer to: *waking up *The Waking …   Wikipedia

  • waking — adjective a) Occurring during wakefulness. The city had as yet hardly drawn its first waking breath. b) When awake, alert or fully conscious Counting occupied my every waking thought …   Wiktionary

  • waking — wak|ing [ˈweıkıŋ] adj written waking hours/life/day etc all the time when you are awake ▪ His face haunted her every waking moment! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waking — wak|ing [ weıkıŋ ] adjective relating to all the time that you are awake: waking hour(s)/moment(s)/life: Abigail spent every waking hour working on the report …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • waking — adjective waking hours/life/day etc all the time when you are awake: How his face haunted her every waking moment! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • waking — UK [ˈweɪkɪŋ] / US adjective relating to all the time that you are awake waking hour(s)/moment(s)/life: Abigail spent every waking hour working on the report …   English dictionary

  • waking — I noun the state of remaining awake days of danger and nights of waking • Ant: ↑sleeping • Derivationally related forms: ↑wake • Hypernyms: ↑consciousness …   Useful english dictionary

  • waking — adjective Date: 1556 passed in a conscious or alert state < every waking hour > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • waking — wak·ing (wāʹkĭng) adj. Marked by full consciousness, awareness, and alertness: worked every moment of my waking hours. * * * …   Universalium

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