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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wake, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waked or Woke (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Waking.]
 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.   --Shak.
 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)

 Wak·ing, n.
 1. The act of waking, or the state or period of being awake.
 2. A watch; a watching.  [Obs.] “Bodily pain . . . standeth in prayer, in wakings, in fastings.”
    In the fourth waking of the night.   --Wyclif (Matt. xiv. 25).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : marked by full consciousness or alertness; "worked every
            moment of my waking hours" [syn: waking(a)]
      n : the state of remaining awake; "days of danger and nights of
          waking" [ant: sleeping]