1. [ noun ] the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
Synonyms: wake aftermath

"the aftermath of war" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

Related terms: consequence
2. [ noun ] the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
Synonyms: airstream race wash slipstream
Related terms: flow
3. [ noun ] the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
Synonyms: wake

"the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"

Related terms: wave
Similar spelling:   bakshis