- The definition of awake is you are no longer sleeping.
An example of awake is a person who is out of bed and just had his morning coffee.
- To awake is defined as changing from a state of sleep to a state of alertness.
An example of awake is when you open your eyes in the morning after a good night sleep.
The baby is awake.
awake definition by Webster's New World
- to rouse from sleep; wake
- to rouse from inactivity; stir up
- to call forth (memories, fear, etc.)
- to make aware: with to
Origin: a merging of two words: Middle English awaken ; from Old English awacan (on-, out plush wacan, to arise, awake) and amp; Middle English awakien ; from Old English awacian (on-, out plush wacian, to be awake, watch): see wake
- to come out of sleep; wake
- to become active
- to become aware: with to
- not asleep
- active or alert; aware
Origin: < obs pp. awaken
awake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb a·woke or a·waked, a·waked or a·wok·en , a·wak·ing, a·wakes verb, transitive
- To rouse from sleep; waken.
- To stir the interest of; excite.
- To stir up (memories, for example).
- To wake up.
- To become alert.
- To become aware or cognizant: awoke to reality. See Usage Note at wake1.
- Completely conscious; not in a state of sleep.
- Vigilant; watchful. See Synonyms at aware.
Origin: Middle English awaken, from Old English āwacan : ā-, intensive pref. + wacan, wake; see wake1.