I. verb (woke; also waked; woken or waked; also woke; waking) Etymology: partly from Middle English waken (past wook, past participle waken), from Old English wacan to awake (past wōc, past participle wacen); partly from Middle English wakien, waken (past & past participle waked), from Old English wacian to be awake (past wacode, past participle wacod); akin to Old English wæccan to watch, Latin vegēre to enliven Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to be or remain awake b. archaic to remain awake on watch especially over a corpse c. obsolete to stay up late in revelry 2. awake — often used with up transitive verb 1. to stand watch over (as a dead body); especially to hold a wake over 2. a. to rouse from or as if from sleep ; awake — often used with up b. stir, excite <
woke up latent possibilities — Norman Douglas
c. to arouse conscious interest in ; alert — usually used with to <
woke the public to the risks
waker noun II. noun Date: 13th century 1. the state of being awake 2. a. (1) an annual English parish festival formerly held in commemoration of the church's patron saint (2) vigil 1a b. the festivities originally connected with the wake of an English parish church — usually used in plural butsingular or plural in construction c. British an annual holiday or vacation — usually used in plural butsingular or plural in construction 3. a watch held over the body of a dead person prior to burial and sometimes accompanied by festivity III. noun Etymology: akin to Middle Low German wake wake, Norwegian dialect vok, Old Norse vǫk hole in ice Date: 1627 1. the track left by a moving body (as a ship) in a fluid (as water); broadly a track or path left 2. aftermath 3

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