(USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [WAKED, WOKE, WAKED, WOK·EN, WAK·ING.]
to become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often followed by up).
to become roused from a tranquil or inactive state; awaken; waken: to wake from one's daydreams.
to become cognizant or aware of something; awaken; waken: to wake to the true situation.
to be or continue to be awake: Whether I wake or sleep, I think of you.
to remain awake for some purpose, duty, etc.: I will wake until you return.
A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral.
Traditionally, a wake takes place in the house of the deceased with the body ...
Wakes and funerals are both types of ceremonies that are used to honor the
dead and allow survivors to mourn and remember their loved one. While the two
A viewing (also called a wake) may be brief and take place immediately before
the funeral service, or may last for up to three days before the service. A visitation
A wake is a time for visiting and commemorating the dead, while a funeral is a
formal, sometimes religious, ceremony conducted by...
Wakes, viewings, and visitations are all ways of spending time with the body of
the person who died and the family of the person who died before the funeral ...
Jul 14, 2014 ... http://youtu.be/01jlRChW_uM A 3-year-old girl who was pronounced dead after a
fever woke up a day later — in a coffin, during her funeral.
Broadly speaking, wakes are parties or social gatherings held in connection with
funerals. These sometimes involve keeping watch beside the corpse and ...
A Wake is the custom of keeping a vigil or watch over a body from death until
burial. This once common practice survives among Roman Catholics in English