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Etymology 1

Verb

Infinitive
to wake

Third person singular
wakes

Simple past
woke or waked

Past participle
woken or waked

Present participle
waking

to wake (third-person singular simple present wakes, present participle waking, simple past woke or waked, past participle woken or waked)
  1. (intransitive) (often followed by up) To stop sleeping.
    I woke up at 4 am this morning.
  2. (transitive) (often followed by up) To make somebody stop sleeping.
  3. to lay out a body prior to burial in order to allow family and friends to pay their last respects.
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Etymology 2

Old English wacu

Noun

Singular
wake

Plural
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wake ({{{1}}})
  1. A period after a person's death before the body is buried, in some cultures accompanied by a party.
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Etymology 3

Probably Middle Low German from Old Norse vök

Noun

Singular
wake

Plural
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wake ({{{1}}})
  1. The path left behind a ship on the surface of the water.
  2. The turbulent air left behind a flying aircraft.
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Etymology 4

Noun

Singular
wake

Plural
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wake ({{{1}}})
  1. A number of vultures assembled together.
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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'wakə/

Noun

wake f

  1. a gathering to remember a dead person

Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From Meriam wakey.

Noun

wake

  1. (eastern dialect) upper leg

Synonyms

  • dokap (western dialect)

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