Definition of wake:

part of speech: noun

The sitting up all night with a deceased person, usually accompanied with drinking, & c.; an annual festival in commemoration of the dedication of a parish church formerly observed by watching all night and feasting.

part of speech: verb

To rouse or be roused from sleep; to be alive or active; to put in motion or action.

part of speech: noun

The streak of smooth water left in the track of a ship.

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