waking


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wake \Wake\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wakedor Woke (?); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Waking.] [AS. wacan, wacian; akin to OFries. waka,
   OS. wak?n, D. waken, G. wachen, OHG. wahh?n, Icel. vaka, Sw.
   vaken, Dan. vaage, Goth. wakan, v. i., uswakjan, v. t., Skr.
   v[=a]jay to rouse, to impel. ????. Cf. Vigil, Wait, v.
   i., Watch, v. i.]
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   1. To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
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            The father waketh for the daughter.   --Ecclus.
                                                  xlii. 9.
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            Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps. --Milton.
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            I can not think any time, waking or sleeping,
            without being sensible of it.         --Locke.
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   2. To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
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            The king doth wake to-night, and takes his rouse,
            Keeps wassail, and the swaggering upspring reels.
                                                  --Shak.
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   3. To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be
      awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.
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            He infallibly woke up at the sound of the concluding
            doxology.                             --G. Eliot.
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   4. To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a
      dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
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            Gentle airs due at their hour
            To fan the earth now waked.           --Milton.
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            Then wake, my soul, to high desires.  --Keble.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waking \Wak"ing\, n.
   1. The act of waking, or the state or period of being awake.
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   2. A watch; a watching. [Obs.] "Bodily pain . . . standeth in
      prayer, in wakings, in fastings." --Chaucer.
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            In the fourth waking of the night.    --Wyclif
                                                  (Matt. xiv.
                                                  25).
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