What is wake?

  • (verb): Cause to become awake or conscious.
    Example: "Please wake me at 6 AM."
    Synonyms: awaken, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse
    See also — Additional definitions below


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.

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Wake Christian Academy
... Wake Christian Academy is a private kindergarten, middle, and high school campus located in Raleigh, North Carolina, off US Hwy ... Wake Christian was founded by Frank and Evelyn Pierce in the 1960s ...
Wake-up Robot Problem
... In robotics, the wake-up robot problem refers to a situation where an autonomous robot is carried to an arbitrary location and put to operation, and the robot must localize itself without any prior knowledge ... The wake-up robot problem is closely related to the kidnapped robot problem ...
Wake Station
... Wake Station (和気駅, Wake-eki?) is a railway station in Wake, Wake District, Okayama Prefecture, Japan ...
Dino Gaudio - Head Coaching Record
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More definitions of "wake":

  • (verb): Be awake, be alert, be there.
  • (noun): An island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii.
    Synonyms: Wake Island
  • (noun): The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward.
    Example: "The motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
    Synonyms: backwash
  • (noun): A vigil held over a corpse the night before burial.
    Example: "There's no weeping at an Irish wake"
    Synonyms: viewing
  • (noun): The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event).
    Example: "In the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
    Synonyms: aftermath, backwash
  • (verb): Make aware of.
    Example: "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"

Famous quotes containing the word wake:

    And if tonight my soul may find her peace
    in sleep, and sink in good oblivion,
    and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower
    then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Why should the generations overlap one another at all? Why cannot we be buried as eggs in neat little cells with ten or twenty thousand pounds each wrapped round us in Bank of England notes, and wake up, as the Sphinx wasp does, to find that its papa and mamma have not only left ample provision at its elbow but have been eaten by sparrows some weeks before we began to live consciously on our own accounts?
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
    And Death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die!
    John Donne (c. 1572–1631)