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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Etymology

From Middle English awaken, from Old English awacan, from a- (intensive prefix) + wacan (wake).

Pronunciation

Adjective

awake (comparative more awake, superlative most awake)

Positive
awake

Comparative
more awake

Superlative
most awake

(predicative only)

  1. not asleep; conscious.
  2. (vulgar) acquainted with, knowing the business.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to awake

Third person singular
awakes

Simple past
awoke or awaked

Past participle
awoken or awaked

Present participle
awaking

to awake (third-person singular simple present awakes, present participle awaking, simple past awoke or awaked, past participle awoken or awaked)

  1. (intransitive) to become conscious after having slept.
  2. (transitive) to cause somebody to stop sleeping.
  3. (transitive) to excite or to stir up something latent.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Translations

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See also

References

  • awake” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • awake” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "awake" in WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2006.
  • awake in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • awake in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Simple English

Animals are awake for some hours each day or night. They are awake when they do not sleep. When they change from being asleep to being awake, it is said that they wake up, or awaken.

Animals which are awake during the day are called diurnal. Animals which are awake during the night are called nocturnal.

Diurnal animals, including humans, wake up in the morning, and are awake during the day. During the day they eat and move about. People may work or go to school during the day.

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