- 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.
transitive verbawoke or awaked, awaked or awoken, awaking
- to rouse from sleep; wake
- to rouse from inactivity; stir up
- to call forth (memories, fear, etc.)
- to make aware: with to
Origin of awakea merging of two words: Middle English awaken ; from Old English awacan (on-, out + wacan, to arise, awake) and amp; Middle English awakien ; from Old English awacian (on-, out + 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 of awake< obs pp. awaken
verba·woke or a·waked, a·waked or a·wok·en , a·wak·ing, a·wakes
- To rouse from sleep; waken: “It was almost dark when the sound of crickets awoke her” (Jonathan Safran Foer).
- To make aware of: The report awoke him to the possibilities of a compromise.
- To stir up (memories, for example).
- To wake up.
- To become alert.
- To become aware or cognizant: “Web publishers have awaked to the idea that they need to offer not only material appealing to children, but a little supervision as well” (Laurie J. Flynn). See Usage Note at wake1.
- Completely conscious; not in a state of sleep.
- Fully alert; attuned. See Synonyms at aware.
Origin of awakeMiddle English awaken, from Old English āwacan : ā-, intensive pref. + wacan, wake; see wake1.
(comparative more awake, superlative most awake) (predicative only)
(third-person singular simple present awakes, present participle awaking, simple past awoke or (rare) awaked, past participle awoken, awaked, or (rare) awoke)
- (to gain consciousness): fall asleep