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I just thank God when I wake up every day.
Cilla Black

Meaning of "wake" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WAKE

Old English wacian; related to Old Frisian wakia, Old High German wahtēn.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WAKE

wake  [weɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WAKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wake is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wake in English.

WHAT DOES WAKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wake

Wake

A wake is the region of recirculating flow immediately behind a moving or stationary solid body, caused by the flow of surrounding fluid around the body.

Definition of wake in the English dictionary

The first definition of wake in the dictionary is to rouse or become roused from sleep. Other definition of wake is to rouse or become roused from inactivity. Wake is also to become conscious or aware.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WAKE

PRESENT

Present
I wake
you wake
he/she/it wakes
we wake
you wake
they wake
Present continuous
I am waking
you are waking
he/she/it is waking
we are waking
you are waking
they are waking
Present perfect
I have woken
you have woken
he/she/it has woken
we have woken
you have woken
they have woken
Present perfect continuous
I have been waking
you have been waking
he/she/it has been waking
we have been waking
you have been waking
they have been waking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I woke
you woke
he/she/it woke
we woke
you woke
they woke
Past continuous
I was waking
you were waking
he/she/it was waking
we were waking
you were waking
they were waking
Past perfect
I had woken
you had woken
he/she/it had woken
we had woken
you had woken
they had woken
Past perfect continuous
I had been waking
you had been waking
he/she/it had been waking
we had been waking
you had been waking
they had been waking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wake
you will wake
he/she/it will wake
we will wake
you will wake
they will wake
Future continuous
I will be waking
you will be waking
he/she/it will be waking
we will be waking
you will be waking
they will be waking
Future perfect
I will have woken
you will have woken
he/she/it will have woken
we will have woken
you will have woken
they will have woken
Future perfect continuous
I will have been waking
you will have been waking
he/she/it will have been waking
we will have been waking
you will have been waking
they will have been waking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wake
you would wake
he/she/it would wake
we would wake
you would wake
they would wake
Conditional continuous
I would be waking
you would be waking
he/she/it would be waking
we would be waking
you would be waking
they would be waking
Conditional perfect
I would have wake
you would have wake
he/she/it would have wake
we would have wake
you would have wake
they would have wake
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been waking
you would have been waking
he/she/it would have been waking
we would have been waking
you would have been waking
they would have been waking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wake
we let´s wake
you wake
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wake
Past participle
woken
Present Participle
waking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WAKE


bake
beɪk
Blake
bleɪk
brake
breɪk
break
breɪk
cake
keɪk
cupcake
ˈkʌpˌkeɪk
drake
dreɪk
earthquake
ˈɜːθˌkweɪk
fake
feɪk
intake
ˈɪnˌteɪk
jake
dʒeɪk
lake
leɪk
make
meɪk
mistake
mɪˈsteɪk
outbreak
ˈaʊtˌbreɪk
sake
seɪk
shake
ʃeɪk
snake
sneɪk
steak
steɪk
take
teɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WAKE

wake up and smell the coffee
wake-robin
wake-up
wake-up call
wakeboard
wakeboarder
wakeboarding
Wakefield
wakeful
wakefully
wakefulness
wakeless
wakeman
waken
wakener
waker
wakerife
wakes

WORDS THAT END LIKE WAKE

ake
awake
birthday cake
bukkake
cheesecake
chocolate cake
devil´s food cake
handshake
pancake
pound cake
quake
rake
Red Deer Lake
remake
salt lake
snowflake
Timberlake
undertake
uptake
wedding cake

Synonyms and antonyms of wake in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WAKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wake» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wake

Translation of «wake» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WAKE

Find out the translation of wake to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wake from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wake» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

醒来/唤醒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

despertar
570 millions of speakers

English

wake
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जाग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

استيقظ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проснуться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acordar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উঠা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se réveiller
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bangun
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

erwachen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

起こす/起きる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잠이 깨다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tangi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எழுப்ப
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जागे होणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uyanmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

svegliare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obudzić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прокинутися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

trezi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξυπνήσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wakker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vakna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

våkne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wake

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WAKE»

The term «wake» is very widely used and occupies the 4.890 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WAKE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wake

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10 QUOTES WITH «WAKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wake.
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Ami Ayalon
You can't ignore reality. You won't wake up one morning and find that the Arabs of Umm al-Faham have become part of Palestine and are no longer in Israel.
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Pearl Bailey
I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go.
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Adrienne Bailon
I feel like in L.A., you wake up, you put your diamond studs on, put your workout gear, your cute shades, and it is kind of the outfit you stay in the entire day.
4
Ernie Banks
When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a billionaire without paying taxes.
5
Richard Barnfield
He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need: if thou sorrow, he will weep; if you wake, he cannot sleep; thus of every grief in heart he with thee doth bear a part.
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Cilla Black
I just thank God when I wake up every day.
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Benny Blanco
My studio's always in my house. I want to wake up and be like, 'You know I'm gonna make music today in my underwear. You know what, I'm gonna be in my pajamas. You know what, I'm actually just gonna stay inside for the next three days so I can make music.'
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Jack Bruce
I know he played on the last record but I don't wake up in the middle of the night thinking of Eric Clapton.
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Bryan Clay
I train six to seven hours every single day. I wake up six days a week and know that it's going to be the same thing.
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Gary Cohn
Keep yourself motivated. You've got to be motivated, you've got to wake up every day and understand what that day is about; you've got to have personal goals - short term goals, intermediate goals, and long term goals. Be flexible in getting to those goals, but if you do not have goals, you will not achieve them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WAKE»

Discover the use of wake in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wake and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wake
This is the nightmare that she keeps falling into, the one where, for the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant…
Lisa McMann, 2010
2
Wake
Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.
Amanda Hocking, 2012
3
If I Should Die Before I Wake
Somehow, in her mind, she has become Chana, a Jewish girl fighting for her own life in the ghettos and concentration camps of World War II. Han Nolan offers powerful insight into one young woman's survival through the Holocaust and another ...
Han Nolan, 2003
4
Blizzard's Wake
In March of 1941, when a severe blizzard suddenly hits Bismarck, North Dakota, a girl trying to save her stranded father and brother inadvertently helps the man who killed her mother four years before.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 2002
5
Wake Up, Sir!: A Novel
Alan Blair, the hero of Wake Up, Sir! Well, read the book and find out!
Jonathan Ames, 2007
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Before I Wake
I died on a Thursday—killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul.
Rachel Vincent, 2012
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Finnegans Wake
In Chapelizod, a suburb of Dublin, an innkeeper and his family are sleeping.
James Joyce, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Erik Bindervoet, 2012
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Alan Wake
Welcome to Bright Falls-a seemingly idyllic small town in the Pacific Northwest. The perfect place for Alan Wake, a bestselling crime novelist, and his wife, Alice, to relax for a few weeks.
Rick Burroughs, 2011
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Wake the Town & Tell the People: Dancehall Culture in Jamaica
But beyond its importance as the 'first' study of dancehall, this book is outstanding because of its theoretical sophistication, its comprehensive scope, and its firm grounding in extensive fieldwork among dancehall participants.
Norman C. Stolzoff, 2000
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In the Wake of Chaos: Unpredictable Order in Dynamical Systems
In this timely book, Stephen Kellert takes the first sustained look at the broad intellectual and philosophical questions raised by recent advances in chaos theory—its implications for science as a source of knowledge and for the very ...
Stephen H. Kellert, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WAKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wake is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wake Held for Mass. Native Killed Fighting ISIS
Clergy members and police directed mourners into the wake Tuesday evening for 36-year-old Keith Broomfield at Grace Baptist Church in Hudson. Broomfield ... «NECN, Jun 15»
2
Wake Forest Baptist CEO talks about changing exec structure
With the departure of two top executives this week, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has made tweaks to its executive organizational structure — one that ... «Triad Business Journal, Mar 15»
3
Florida hotel blasts The Lion King theme as spring break wake-up call
That's pretty much the wake-up call during spring-break season at the Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City – and people love it. Each late-morning, when it ... «USA TODAY College, Mar 15»
4
Wake Forest's Danny Manning set for ACC debut at home
When Wake Forest takes the floor for the second game of the 2015 ACC tournament Tuesday afternoon against Virginia Tech, Deacons head coach Danny ... «News & Observer, Mar 15»
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Grayson Allen scores 27 as No. 3 Duke rolls past Wake Forest
Grayson Allen scored a season-best 27 points, and Duke routed Wake Forest 94-51 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win. "It wasn't really me waiting for a ... «ESPN, Mar 15»
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Bruce Willis Action Pic 'Wake' Closes Down Amid Financing Woes
Financing problems have shut down production of action-thriller “Wake,” starring Bruce Willis, which had been shooting in Cleveland. “Benaroya Pictures is ... «Variety, Feb 15»
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Short-handed Virginia thumps Wake Forest in 36-point rout
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- No. 2 Virginia didn't have two starters. Wake Forest never had a chance. The Cavaliers earned their seventh straight win by routing ... «ESPN, Feb 15»
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Malcolm Brogdon steal helps No. 2 Virginia beat Wake Forest by 1
Brogdon found himself matched up one-on-one with Wake Forest's best crunch time player, Codi Miller-McIntyre, and had to figure the outcome was hanging in ... «ESPN, Feb 15»
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No. 15 UNC beats Wake Forest 87-71 for 4th straight win
Kennedy Meeks scored 12 of his 16 points after halftime to help North Carolina pull away and beat Wake Forest 87-71 on Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels ... «ESPN, Jan 15»
10
ACC cuts ties with referee accused of using ethnic slur at Wake
From left: Officials Sean Hall and Karl Hess joke with fomer Wake Forest University star Ish Smith during a basketball game between Georgia Tech and Wake ... «myfox8.com, Jan 15»

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