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wake,

watch kept over a dead body, usually during the night preceding burialburial,
disposal of a corpse in a grave or tomb. The first evidence of deliberate burial was found in European caves of the Paleolithic period. Prehistoric discoveries include both individual and communal burials, the latter indicating that pits or ossuaries were unsealed for
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. Ancient peoples in various parts of the world observed the custom. As an ancient ritual, it was rooted in a concern that no person should be buried alive. After it was adopted by Christians and as it is practiced today, the wake serves the primary purpose of allowing friends and relatives of the deceased an opportunity to adjust collectively to the changed conditions. Typically there are traditional songs and laments. Prayers for the deceased and eating and drinking by the assembled mourners are features of the wake. Wakes may vary from part of one night to three nights in length. See funeral customsfuneral customs,
rituals surrounding the death of a human being and the subsequent disposition of the corpse. Such rites may serve to mark the passage of a person from life into death, to secure the welfare of the dead, to comfort the living, and to protect the living from the
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.

What does it mean when you dream about a wake?

Dreaming about waking up (but remaining asleep) can simply be reflecting our anxiety about waking up in time. Awaking is also a common metaphor for realizing something. Also note possible idiomatic meanings, such as a “rude awakening,” a “wake up call,” or “wake up and smell the coffee.”

wake

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(fluid mechanics)
The region behind a body moving relative to a fluid in which the effects of the body on the fluid's motion are concentrated.

wake

1
1. a watch or vigil held over the body of a dead person during the night before burial
2. (in Ireland) festivities held after a funeral
3. the patronal or dedication festival of English parish churches

wake

2
the waves or track left by a vessel or other object moving through water
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Many citizens say that due to the prevalence of tall buildings and the apartment culture in place of open houses, the need for people to wake people up for sehri is no longer felt.
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At its core, James Joyce and the Philosophers at Finnegans Wake is a focused formal study of Joyce's book, offering context and vocabulary that more literary-minded readers of the Wake might otherwise overlook.
Wake's own words litter the environment, demanding your light to change reality.
Chapter 1 offers "the wake" as a method for understanding the afterlife of slavery, making a case for "the past that is not yet past" (62), which contextualizes, interacts with, and acts upon Black peoples around the globe and of the Diaspora.
keep checking when you wake the night | "I shouldn't nap during the day" I recommend napping, especially to those who've developed a fear of going to bed because they're having problems falling asleep or those who are 'tired but wired'.
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In this paper we apply the time-frequency representation to study the transformation of wake waves in the surf zone.
We know to either outclimb it--good luck with that in most personal airplanes--or turn away from a departing jet's wake as soon as possible after takeoff.
If you have to wake up, it would be nicer to do so in a peaceful, less abrasive manner.