Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: A-VOUCH'ED – A-WAK'EN
Affirmed; maintained; called in to support.
One who avouches.
Affirming; calling in to maintain; vindicating.
Declaration; the act of avouching. – Shak.
A vow or determination. [Not used.] Gower.
A-VOW', v.t. [Fr. avouer; Arm. avoei; Norm. avower; L. voveo.]
- To declare openly, with a view to justify, maintain, or defend; or simply to own, acknowledge or confess frankly; as, a man avows his principles or his crimes.
- In law, to acknowledge and justify; as, when the distrainer of goods defends in an action of replevin, and avows the taking, but insists that such taking was legal. – Blackstone.
That may be avowed, or openly acknowledged with confidence. – Donne.
An open declaration; frank acknowledgment. – Hume.
The defendant in replevin, who avows the distress of the goods, and justifies the taking. – Cowel.
Openly declared; owned; frankly acknowledged.
In an open manner; with frank acknowledgment.
Sometimes used for advowee, the person who has a right to present to a benefice, the patron. [See Advowson.] – Cowel.
One who avows, owns, or asserts.
Openly declaring; frankly acknowledging; justifying.
In law, the act of the distrainer of goods, who, in an action of replevin, avows and justifies the taking; the act of maintaining the right to distrain, by the distrainer, or defendant in replevin. – Blackstone.
A-VULS'ED, a. [See Avulsion.]
Plucked or pulled off. – Shenstone.
A-VUL'SION, n. [L. avulsio, from avello, a and vello, to pull, coinciding with Heb. and Ar. פלה falah, to separate; Eng. pull.]
A pulling or tearing asunder; a rending or violent separation.
Ambush; in a state of waiting for. – Spenser.
A-WAIT, v.t. [a and wait. See Wait. Fr. guetter, to watch; guet, a watch; It. guatare, to look or watch. Literally, to remain, hold or stay.]
- To wait for; to look for, or expect. Betwixt the rocky pillars, Gabriel sat, / Chief of the angelic guards, awaiting night. – Milton.
- To be in store for; to attend; to be ready for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good.
Waiting for; looking for; expecting; being ready or in store for.
Not sleeping; in a state of vigilance or action.
- To cease to sleep; to come from a state of natural sleep. Jacob awaked out of sleep. Gen. xxviii.
- To bestir, revive or rouse from a state of inaction; to be invigorated with new life; as, the mind awakes from its stupidity. Awake, O sword, against my shepherd. Zech. xiii.
- To rouse from spiritual sleep. Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Eph. v. Awake to righteousness. – 1 Cor. xv.
- To rise from the dead. Job xiv.
A-WAKE', v.t. [pret. awoke, awaked; pp. awaked. Sax. gewæcan, wacian, or weccan; D. wekken; Ger. wecken; Sw. upväcka; Dan. vækker. The L. vigilo seems to be formed on this root. See Wake.]
- To rouse from sleep. I go that I may awake him out of sleep. John xi.
- To excite from a state resembling sleep, as from death stupidity or inaction; to put into action, or new life; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.
A-WAK'EN, v.t. [awa'kn.]
This is the word awake, with its Saxon infinitive. It is transitive or intransitive; but more frequently transitive, as awake is more frequently intransitive. Its significations are the same as those of awake.