Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

in the wake of

Definition of in the wake of

  1. —used to say what happens after and often as a result of something <Safety regulations were improved in the wake of the oil spill.>



Word by Word Definitions

wakeplay
  1. :  to be or remain awake

    :  to remain awake on watch especially over a corpse

    :  to stay up late in revelry

  1. :  the state of being awake

    :  an annual English parish festival formerly held in commemoration of the church's patron saint

    :  vigil

  1. :  the track left by a moving body (as a ship) in a fluid (as water)

    :  a track or path left

    :  aftermath


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up in the wake of? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ