from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by full consciousness, awareness, and alertness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Being awake; not sleeping.
  • Rousing from sleep; exciting into motion or action.
  • Passed in the waking state; experienced while awake: as, waking hours.
  • noun The act of passing from sleep to wakefulness, or of causing another so to pass.
  • noun The state or period of being awake.
  • noun Watch.
  • noun A vigil; especially, the act of holding a wake, or of watching the dead.

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

  • noun The act of waking, or the state or period of being awake.
  • noun obsolete A watch; a watching.

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

  • adjective Occurring during wakefulness.
  • verb Present participle of wake.

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

  • adjective marked by full consciousness or alertness
  • noun the state of remaining awake


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