- A vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"
- The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
- An island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
- The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
- Stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
- Cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
- Be awake, be alert, be there
- Make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
- Arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
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Definition for: ASKEW
- (adv. & a.) Awry; askance; asquint; oblique or obliquely; -- sometimes indicating scorn, or contempt, or entry.
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- Flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting