- 1an occasion before or after a funeral when people gather to remember the dead person, traditionally held the night before the funeral to watch over the body before it is buried
- 2the track that a boat or ship leaves behind on the surface of the water Idioms
coming after or following someone or something There have been demonstrations on the streets in the wake of the recent bomb attack. A group of reporters followed in her wake. The storm left a trail of destruction in its wake.
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