Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rousing; alarming: as, an awakening sermon.
  • noun The act of awaking from sleep.
  • noun An arousing from what is like sleep; a revival of interest in, or attention to, what has been neglected.
  • noun Especially A revival of religion, either in an individual or in a community: a use of the word derived from the Scripture symbol of sin as death or sleep, and conversion as resurrection or awakening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting
  • noun The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep. Specifically: A revival of religion, or more general attention to religious matters than usual.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn.
  • noun The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep.
  • noun religion A revival of religion, or more general attention to religious matters than usual.
  • verb Present participle of awake.

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

  • noun the act of waking

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  • Presto Chango! The penny drops; the picture snaps in focus; one becomes all. Now go chop wood and carry water!

    May 22, 2007

  • Did you just link to your email inbox? I can't get there, you know... ;-)

    May 22, 2007

  • Huh! Never thought of that. Gimme your edress (on my profile page) and i'll eml the cartoon if you're interested.

    May 22, 2007

  • I have no idea if I'm interested... what is it?

    May 22, 2007

  • It's a cartoon about so-called "awakening" (or enlightenment), and the goofy competitiveness (even hostility) that exists between two cartoon characters trying to be the first to awaken. Very unusual cartoon subject in my experience. Also, funny.

    June 6, 2007

  • [[ "Awakening is a shift in consciousness in which thinking and awareness separate ."( Eckart Tolle ) . A new earth : Awakening to your life's purpose . Author: Eckart Tolle . Page 259

    September 30, 2010