Emerge or cause to emerge from a state of sleep; stop sleeping. Hold a vigil beside (someone who has died). A watch or vigil held beside the body of someone who has died, sometimes accompanied by ritual observances including eating and drinking. (in some parts of the UK) a festival and holiday held annually in a rural parish, originally on the feast day of the patron saint of the church. A trail of disturbed water or air left by the passage of a ship or aircraft.