Dictionary: A-VOUCH'ED – A-WAK'EN

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Affirmed; maintained; called in to support.


One who avouches.


Affirming; calling in to maintain; vindicating.


Declaration; the act of avouching. – Shak.

A-VOW', n.

A vow or determination. [Not used.] Gower.

A-VOW', v.t. [Fr. avouer; Arm. avoei; Norm. avower; L. voveo.]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

A-VOW'AL, n.

An open declaration; frank acknowledgment. – Hume.


The defendant in replevin, who avows the distress of the goods, and justifies the taking. – Cowel.

A-VOW'ED, pp.

Openly declared; owned; frankly acknowledged.

A-VOW'ED-LY, adv.

In an open manner; with frank acknowledgment.

A-VOW'EE, n.

Sometimes used for advowee, the person who has a right to present to a benefice, the patron. [See Advowson.] – Cowel.

A-VOW'ER, n.

One who avows, owns, or asserts.

A-VOW'ING, ppr.

Openly declaring; frankly acknowledging; justifying.

A-VOW'RY, n.

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.

A-WAIT', n.

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.]

  1. To wait for; to look for, or expect. Betwixt the rocky pillars, Gabriel sat, / Chief of the angelic guards, awaiting night. – Milton.
  2. To be in store for; to attend; to be ready for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good.

A-WAIT'ING, ppr.

Waiting for; looking for; expecting; being ready or in store for.

A-WAKE', a.

Not sleeping; in a state of vigilance or action.

A-WAKE', v.i.

  1. To cease to sleep; to come from a state of natural sleep. Jacob awaked out of sleep. Gen. xxviii.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.]

  1. To rouse from sleep. I go that I may awake him out of sleep. John xi.
  2. 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.