Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “awake”

See all translations

awake

adjective
 
 
/əˈweɪk/
be/lie/stay, etc awake B1 to not be sleeping: Is Tom awake yet? I'm going to watch the late film if I can stay awake. The noise from the party kept me awake all night.Not sleeping and not unconscious
be wide awake to be completely awakeNot sleeping and not unconscious
Translations of “awake”
in Korean 잠이깬…
in Arabic مُسْتَيْقِظ…
in Portuguese acordado, desperto…
in Catalan despert…
in Japanese 目覚めている, 起きている…
in Italian sveglio, desto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醒着的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 醒着的…
(Definition of awake adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “awake”

Definitions of “awake” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More