Awake vs Getup - What's the difference?
As an adjective awake
is not asleep; conscious.
As a verb awake
) to become conscious after having slept.
As a noun getup is
(chiefly|us|informal) a costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.
) (predicative only)
Not asleep; conscious.
(by extension) Alert, aware.
* (conscious) conscious, lucid, wide awake
* (conscious) asleep, unconscious
(label) To become conscious after having slept.
*:Each morning when I awake , I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
(label) To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping.
*:Thenne she called the heremyte syre Vlfyn I am a gentylwoman that wold speke with the knyght whiche is with yow / Thenne the good man awaked Galahad / & badde hym aryse and speke with a gentylwoman that semeth hath grete nede of yow / Thenne Galahad wente to her & asked her what she wold
(label) to excite or to stir up something latent.
To rouse from a state of inaction or dormancy.
To come out of a state of inaction or dormancy.
*(Edward Augustus Freeman) (1823-1892)
*:The national spirit again awoke .
*(Bible), xv. 34
*:Awake to righteousness, and sin not.
* (to gain consciousness) awaken, wake up,
* (to gain consciousness) fall asleep
* awake to
* wake up
* get up
(chiefly, US, informal) A costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.
* 1917 , "
- When near the buildings I met a white man, in such an unexpected elegance of get–up that in the first moment I took him for a sort of vision.
1,200 Reading Firemen March," Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania, USA), 28 Oct. p. 4:
* 2009 , "
- The Schnitzelbank Band, each member attired in an odd getup , received many comments for the manner in which the men marched.
Worried They Will Miss the War: Inside the Mind of West Point's Class of 2009," Newsweek , 6 June:
(informal) A fight or altercation.
* 2002 , Andrea Sachs, "
- [A] parade of costumed cadets trots by: a shark costume, an Uncle Sam getup and three young men in form-fitting bodysuits.
Caricature Builder," Time , 21 Jan.:
(publishing) Layout and production style, as of a magazine.
- "A bully. Picked on fellows. He loved to fight. But I never saw him in a getup with a fellow his own size."
* all get up
* get up