Definition of Awakening

1. Noun. The act of waking. "It was the waking up he hated most"

Exact synonyms: Wakening, Waking Up
Generic synonyms: Arousal, Rousing
Specialized synonyms: Reveille
Derivative terms: Awaken, Awaken, Waken



Definition of Awakening

1. a. Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn.

2. n. The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep. Specifically: A revival of religion, or more general attention to religious matters than usual.

Definition of Awakening

1. Adjective. Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn. ¹

2. Noun. The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep. ¹

3. Noun. (religion) A revival of religion, or more general attention to religious matters than usual. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of awake) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Awakening

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Awakening

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Literary usage of Awakening

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1. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1895)
"SAN FRANCISCO AND THE CIVIC awakening, BY ADELINE KNAPP. PERHAPS of all signs of the ... The civic awakening is one of the most hopeful signs of the times, ..."

2. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori (1912)
"The master is to study man in the awakening of his intellectual life. The interest in humanity to which we wish to educate the teacher must be characterised ..."

3. A History of American Christianity by Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1897)
"THE SECOND awakening. The closing years of the eighteenth century show the lowest low-water mark of the lowest ebb-tide of spiritual life in the history of ..."

4. Ivanhoe: A Romance by Walter Scott (1895)
"... a bearskin which formed a sort of carpet to the pavilion, laid himself across the opening of the tent, so that no one could enter without awakening him. ..."

5. Hellenic History by George Willis Botsford (1922)
"... afforded so powerful a stimulus to the mind that we may describe the period thus beginning as one of intellectual awakening. The means of accumulating ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1874)
"THE GREAT awakening. ... The incipient manifestations of what subsequently became known as "the great awakening" were witnessed in the scattered settlements ..."

7. History of New England by John Gorham Palfrey, Francis Winthrop Palfrey (1905)
"According to different estimates of favorable judges, the converts made in New England during the Great awakening amounted to twenty-five thousand, ..."

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