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English Dictionary: Wake' by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wake \Wake\, n. [Originally, an open space of water s[?]rrounded
      by ice, and then, the passage cut through ice for a vessel,
      probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v[94]k a hole, opening
      in ice, Sw. vak, Dan. vaage, perhaps akin to E. humid.]
      The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any
      track; as, the wake of an army.
               This effect followed immediately in the wake of his
               earliest exertions.                                 --De Quincey.
               Several humbler persons . . . formed quite a procession
               in the dusty wake of his chariot wheels. --Thackeray.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wake \Wake\, v. t.
      1. To rouse from sleep; to awake.
                     The angel . . . came again and waked me. --Zech. iv.
      2. To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite. [bd]I
            shall waken all this company.[b8] --Chaucer.
                     Lest fierce remembrance wake my sudden rage.
                     Even Richard's crusade woke little interest in his
                     island realm.                                    --J. R. Green.
      3. To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to
            reanimate; to revive.
                     To second life Waked in the renovation of the just.
      4. To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wake \Wake\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Waked}or {Woke} ([?]); p. pr.
      & vb. n. {Waking}.] [AS. wacan, wacian; akin to OFries. waka,
      OS. wak[?]n, D. waken, G. wachen, OHG. wahh[?]n, Icel. vaka,
      Sw. vaken, Dan. vaage, Goth. wakan, v. i., uswakjan, v. t.,
      Skr. v[be]jay to rouse, to impel. [?][?][?][?]. Cf. {Vigil},
      {Wait}, v. i., {Watch}, v. i.]
      1. To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
                     The father waketh for the daughter.   --Ecclus.
                                                                              xlii. 9.
                     Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps. --Milton.
                     I can not think any time, waking or sleeping,
                     without being sensible of it.            --Locke.
      2. To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
                     The king doth wake to-night, and takes his rouse,
                     Keeps wassail, and the swaggering upspring reels.
      3. To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be
            awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.
                     He infallibly woke up at the sound of the concluding
                     doxology.                                          --G. Eliot.
      4. To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a
            dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
                     Gentle airs due at their hour To fan the earth now
                     waked.                                                --Milton.
                     Then wake, my soul, to high desires.   --Keble.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wake \Wake\, n.
      1. The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of
            being awake. [Obs. or Poetic]
                     Making such difference 'twixt wake and sleep.
                     Singing her flatteries to my morning wake. --Dryden.
      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.
                     The wood nymphs, decked with daises trim, Their
                     merry wakes and pastimes keep.            --Milton.
      3. Specifically:
            (a) (Ch. of Eng.) 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
                           Great solemnities were made in all churches, and
                           great fairs and wakes throughout all England.
                                                                              --Ld. Berners.
                           And every village smokes at wakes with lusty
                           cheer.                                          --Drayton.
            (b) The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often
                  attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the
                  Irish. [bd]Blithe as shepherd at a wake.[b8] --Cowper.
      {Wake play}, the ceremonies and pastimes connected with a
            wake. See {Wake}, n., 3
            (b), above. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Wake, VA
      Zip code(s): 23176
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