World English Dictionary
lyke-wake (ˈlaɪkˌweɪk)
(Brit) a watch held over a dead person, often with festivities
[C16: perhaps from Old Norse; see lych gate, wake1]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: lyingsin
Next Definition: lyken
Words Near: lyke-wake
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for lyke-wake
More from
Search for articles containing lyke-wake
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature