Meaning of “wake” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /weɪk/
in the wake of sth

after something has happened, and often because it has happened:

Airport security was extra tight in the wake of last week's bomb attacks.
SHIP [ C ]

the waves behind a moving ship


an occasion when people come together to remember someone who has recently died

(Definition of “wake noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)