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Meaning of WAKEN

Pronunciation:  'weykun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
  2. [v]  cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

WAKEN is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: arouse, awake, awaken, come alive, rouse, wake, wake up
 Antonyms: cause to sleep, dope off, doze off, drift off, drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off
 See Also: alter, bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to, call, catch some Z's, change, change state, kip, log Z's, reawaken, sleep, slumber, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wak"en\, v. i. [imp. & p. pr. {Wakened}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Wakening}.] [OE. waknen, AS. w[ae]cnan; akin to Goth.
    gawaknan. See {Wake}, v. i.]
    To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
          Early, Turnus wakening with the light.   --Dryden.
  2. \Wak"en\, v. t.
    1. To excite or rouse from sleep; to wake; to awake; to
       awaken. ``Go, waken Eve.'' --Milton.
    2. To excite; to rouse; to move to action; to awaken.
             Then Homer's and Tyrt[ae]us' martial muse Wakened
             the world.                            --Roscommon.
             Venus now wakes, and wakens love.     --Milton.
             They introduce Their sacred song, and waken raptures
             high.                                 --Milton.