- (a) waking up
- (an) arousing or reviving, as of impulses, religion, etc.
the Great Awakening
any of several American movements of religious revival, specif.,
- one in the American Colonies from c. 1720 to the time of the Revolution
- one in the U.S. in the late 19th & early 20th cent.
- Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn.
- Present participle of awaken.