wake


wake (http://definr.com/wake)

     n 1: the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic
          event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the
          accident no one knew how many had been injured" [syn: aftermath,
           backwash]
     2: an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
        [syn: Wake Island, Wake]
     3: the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward;
        "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe" [syn: backwash]
     4: a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's
        no weeping at an Irish wake" [syn: viewing]
     v 1: be awake, be alert, be there [ant: sleep]
     2: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
        [syn: wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, come alive,
         waken] [ant: fall asleep]
     3: arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious
        way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor";
        "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the
        world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred" [syn: inflame, {stir
        up}, ignite, heat, fire up]
     4: make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the
        situation"
     5: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the
        drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
        [syn: awaken, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse]
        [ant: cause to sleep]