from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To rouse from sleep; awake: The noise wakened me.
- transitive v. To rouse from a quiescent or inactive state; stir.
- intransitive v. To become awake; wake up: I plan to waken at six o'clock tomorrow. See Usage Note at wake1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To awake or rouse from sleep; to stir.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
- transitive v. To excite or rouse from sleep; to wake; to awake; to awaken.
- transitive v. To excite; to rouse; to move to action; to awaken.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wake; cease to sleep; be awakened: literally or figuratively.
- To keep awake; refrain from sleeping; watch.
- To excite or rouse from sleep; awaken.
- To excite to action or motion; rouse; stir up.
- To excite; produce; call forth.
- A wake; not sleeping.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. stop sleeping
- v. cause to become awake or conscious
Middle English wakenen, from Old English wæcnan; see weg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English wæcnan. (Wiktionary)