- (n.) The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army.
- (v. i.) To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
- (v. i.) To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
- (v. i.) To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.
- (v. i.) To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
- (v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to awake.
- (v. t.) To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite.
- (v. t.) To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive.
- (v. t.) To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.
- (n.) The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake.
- (n.) The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil.
- (n.) An annual parish festival formerly held in commemoration of the dedication of a church. Originally, prayers were said on the evening preceding, and hymns were sung during the night, in the church; subsequently, these vigils were discontinued, and the day itself, often with succeeding days, was occupied in rural pastimes and exercises, attended by eating and drinking, often to excess.
- (n.) The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish.
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Definitions for: WEAK
- (a.) To make or become weak; to weaken.
- (v. i.) Wanting physical strength.
- (v. i.) Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted.
- (v. i.) Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope.
- (v. i.) Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship.
- (v. i.) Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant.
- (v. i.) Not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress.
- (v. i.) Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint.
- (v. i.) Not thoroughly or abundantly impregnated with the usual or required ingredients, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; of less than the usual strength; as, weak tea, broth, or liquor; a weak decoction or solution; a weak dose of medicine.
- (v. i.) Lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army.
- (v. i.) Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc.
- (v. i.) Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate.
- (v. i.) Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.
- (v. i.) Not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering.
- (v. i.) Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue.
- (v. i.) Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty.
- (v. i.) Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case.
- (v. i.) Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style.
- (v. i.) Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.
- (v. i.) Lacking in elements of political strength; not wielding or having authority or energy; deficient in the resources that are essential to a ruler or nation; as, a weak monarch; a weak government or state.
- (v. i.) Tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market.
- (v. i.) Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) and past participle by adding to the present the suffix -ed, -d, or the variant form -t; as in the verbs abash, abashed; abate, abated; deny, denied; feel, felt. See Strong, 19 (a).
- (v. i.) Pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo-Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in -n. See Strong, 19 (b).
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- (n.) A New Zealand rail (Ocydromus australis) which has wings so short as to be incapable of flight.