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Definitions of wake:
  • noun:   a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
    Example: "There's no weeping at an Irish wake"
  • noun:   the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
    Example: "The motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
  • noun:   an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
  • noun:   the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    Example: "In the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
  • verb:   be awake, be alert, be there
  • verb:   make aware of
  • verb:   cause to become awake or conscious
    Example: "Please wake me at 6 AM."
  • verb:   arouse or excite feelings and passions
    Example: "Wake old feelings of hatred"
  • verb:   stop sleeping
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #14153)

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