Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A telephone call that one requests to occur at a specific time in order to be woken up, especially in a hotel.
  • n. A sign or warning that alerts one to negative or dangerous behavior or circumstances: "Her personal life was spiraling out of control . . . and her brush with death came as a wake-up call” ( Geraldine Fabrikant).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A telephone call to awaken someone at a certain time, especially one requested by the person while staying at a hotel.
  • n. An alert, reminder, or call to action caused by a dramatic event.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected
  • n. a telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels)

Etymologies

wake-up + call (Wiktionary)

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