waker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n waker a person who awakes "an early waker"
    • n waker someone who rouses others from sleep
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Waker One who wakes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n waker One who wakes or rouses from sleep.
    • n waker One who watches; a watcher.
    • n waker One who attends a wake.
    • waker Watchful; vigilant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Waker one who wakes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wacan, to be born, also wacian, to waken (cf. weccan, Ger. wecken). Cf. Wait, Watch.

Usage

In literature:

After feeling the pulse and applying a mirror to the lips, he requested me to speak to the sleep-waker again.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 2 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
There many waker than Anty Lynch, though few have had worse tratement to make them so.
"The Kellys and the O'Kellys" by Anthony Trollope
It is observable that these sleep-wakers, in their prescriptions, resemble the ancient sages, who culled only simples for the sick.
"Summer on the Lakes, in 1843" by S.M. Fuller
This official was called a sluggard-waker, and was usually our old friend the parish clerk with a new title.
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Mark, darlin', are you gettin' waker, for I am?
"The Tithe-Proctor The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
But he fare to get waker, and to stupe more ivry year.
"Two Suffolk Friends" by Francis Hindes Groome
How kin I be any 'waker when I'm 'wake?
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
O what an early waker art thou grown!
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Of the billions on earth, only a few hundred were wakers.
"The Happy Man" by Gerald Wilburn Page
Harriet went swiftly over to the waker.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
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In news:

My dad had told me about something called "foot wakers," but had leant his to a teammate.
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In science:

Error-Correcting Codes and Finite Fields, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992. b) Wakerly, J.F. Digital Design. Principles and Practices, 4th edition.
Optimization of Enzymatic Biochemical Logic for Noise Reduction and Scalability: How Many Biocomputing Gates Can Be Interconnected in a Circuit?
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