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4 letters words from 'wake'

WEKA 11 

3 letters words from 'wake'

AWK 10EWK 10

2 letters words from 'wake'

AE 2AW 5
EA 2EW 5
KA 6WE 5

All 4 letters words made out of wake

wake awke wkae kwae akwe kawe waek awek weak ewak aewk eawk wkea kwea weka ewka kewa ekwa akew kaew aekw eakw keaw ekaw

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Definitions and meaning of wake



  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /weɪk/
  • Homophone: Wake
  • Rhymes: -eɪk

Etymology 1

A merger of two verbs of similar form and meaning:

  • Middle English waken, Old English wacan, from Proto-Germanic *wakaną.
  • Middle English wakien, Old English wacian, from Proto-West Germanic *wakēn, from Proto-Germanic *wakāną.


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.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      How long I slept I cannot tell, for I had nothing to guide me to the time, but woke at length, and found myself still in darkness.
  2. (transitive) (often followed by up) To make somebody stop sleeping; to rouse from sleep.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite.
    • 1880, John Richard Green, History of the English People
      Even Richard's crusade woke little interest in his island realm.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) To be excited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
  5. To lay out a body prior to burial in order to allow family and friends to pay their last respects.
    • Section 14(1)(a), Infectious Diseases Act (Cap. 137, R. Ed. 2003)
      Where any person has died whilst being, or suspected of being, a case or carrier or contact of an infectious disease, the Director may by order prohibit the conduct of a wake over the body of that person or impose such conditions as he thinks fit on the conduct of such wake...
  6. To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.
  7. To be or remain awake; not to sleep.
    • , Book II, Chapter I
      I cannot think any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible of it.
  8. (obsolete) To be alert; to keep watch
  9. (obsolete) To sit up late for festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
Derived terms
  • bewake
  • wake up and smell the ashes
  • wake up and smell the coffee
  • wake up and smell the roses
Related terms
  • wacken


wake (plural wakes)

  1. (obsolete, poetic) The act of waking, or state of being awake.
    • 1677, John Dryden, All for Love
      Singing her flatteries to my morning wake.
  2. The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil.
    • The warlike wakes continued all the night, / And funeral games played at new returning light.

Derived terms

  • wakeful
  • wakeless
  • wakesome

Etymology 2

From Old English wacu, from Proto-Germanic *wakō.


wake (plural wakes)

  1. A period after a person's death before or after the body is buried, cremated, etc.; in some cultures accompanied by a party and/or collectively sorting through the deceased's personal effects.
  2. (historical, Church of England) A yearly 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.
    • 1523–1525, Jean Froissart, John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners (translator), Froissart's Chronicles
      Great solemnities were made in all churches, and great fairs and wakes throughout all England.
    • And every village smokes at wakes with lusty cheer.
  3. A number of vultures assembled together.
  • death watch
See also
  • arval, arvel
  • shiva, shivah

Etymology 3

Probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch wake, from or akin to Old Norse vǫk (a hole in the ice) ( > Danish våge, Icelandic vök), from Proto-Germanic *wakwō (wetness), from Proto-Indo-European *wegʷ- (moist, wet).


wake (plural wakes)

  1. The path left behind a ship on the surface of the water.
  2. The turbulent air left behind a flying aircraft.
  3. (figuratively) The area behind something, typically a rapidly moving object.
    • 1826, Thomas De Quincey, Lessing (published in Blackwood's Magazine)
      This effect followed immediately in the wake of his earliest exertions.
    • 1857-1859, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Virginians
      Several humbler persons [] formed quite a procession in the dusty wake of his chariot wheels.
Derived terms
  • wakeboarding
  • wakeskater
  • wakeskating
  • wake turbulence
  • wake vortex
See also
  • in the wake of
  • wakes

Related terms

  • wait
  • watch


  • weak, weka



From Old Dutch *waka, from Proto-Germanic *wakō.


  • IPA(key): /ˈʋaː.kə/


wake f (plural waken)

  1. A wake (a gathering to remember a dead person).



  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of waken




  1. Rōmaji transcription of わけ

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of woke




  1. plural of mke



  1. M class inflected form of -ake.
  2. U class inflected form of -ake.
  3. Wa class inflected form of -ake.

Torres Strait Creole


From Meriam wakey.



  1. (eastern dialect) thigh, upper leg


  • dokap (western dialect)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Japanese) an edible seaweed that can be soaked and used as a salad vegetable.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)