KJV Dictionary Definition: awake


AWA'KE, v.t. pret. awoke, awaked; pp. awaked. The L. vigilo seems to be formed on this root. See Wake.

1. To rouse from asleep.

I go that I may awake him out of sleep. John 11.

2. To excite from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity or inaction; to put into action, or new life; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.

AWA'KE, v.i.

1. To cease to sleep; to come from a state of natural sleep.

Jacob awaked out of sleep. Gen. 28.

2. To bestir, revive or rouse from a state of inaction; to be invigorated with new life; as, the mind awakes from its stupidity.

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd. Zech. 13.

3. To rouse from spiritual sleep.

Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Eph. 5.

Awake to righteousness. 1Cor. 15.

4. To rise from the dead. Job 14.

AWA'KE, a. Not sleeping; in a state of vigilance or action.