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Meaning of AWAKE

Pronunciation:  u'weyk

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

AWAKE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: arouse, awaken, come alive, wake, wake up, waken
 Antonyms: dope off, doze off, drift off, drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off
 See Also: catch some Z's, change state, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*wake"\, v. t. [imp. {Awoke}, {Awaked}; p. p. {Awaked};
    (Obs.) {Awaken}, {Awoken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Awaking}. The
    form {Awoke} is sometimes used as a p. p.] [AS.
    [=a]w[ae]cnan, v. i. (imp. aw[=o]c), and [=a]wacian, v. i.
    (imp. awacode). See {Awaken}, {Wake}.]
    1. To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.
             Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her.
             And his disciples came to him, and awoke him,
             saying, Lord, save us; we perish.     --Matt. viii.
    2. To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death,
       stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new
       life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the
       dormant faculties.
             I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie.
             It way awake my bounty further.       --Shak.
             No sunny gleam awakes the trees.      --Keble.
  2. \A*wake"\, v. i.
    To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep;
    and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as
    inaction or death.
          The national spirit again awoke.         --Freeman.
          Awake to righteousness, and sin not.     --1 Cor. xv.
  3. \A*wake"\, a. [From awaken, old p. p. of awake.]
    Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of
    vigilance or action.
          Before whom awake I stood.               --Milton.
          She still beheld, Now wide awake, the vision of her
          sleep.                                   --Keats.
          He was awake to the danger.              --Froude.
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