Dictionary Results for wake


1. wake - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): aftermath, backwash

Hypernym(s): consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot




2. wake - noun

· an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii

Synonym(s): Wake_Island, Wake




3. wake - noun

· the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"

Synonym(s): backwash

Hypernym(s): wave, moving_ridge




4. wake - noun

· a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"

Synonym(s): viewing

Hypernym(s): vigil, watch




5. wake - verb

· be awake, be alert, be there

Antonym(s): sleep




6. wake - verb

· stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

Synonym(s): wake_up, awake, arouse, awaken, come_alive, waken

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

Antonym(s): fall_asleep




7. wake - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): inflame, stir_up, ignite, heat, fire_up

Hypernym(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke




8. wake - verb

· make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"

Hypernym(s): alarm, alert




9. wake - verb

· cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

Synonym(s): awaken, waken, rouse, wake_up, arouse

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

Antonym(s): cause_to_sleep





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