Definitions for sleep

Definitions for (noun) sleep

Main entry: sleep, quietus, rest, eternal rest, eternal sleep

Definition: euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

Usage: she was laid to rest beside her husband; they had to put their family pet to sleep

Main entry: sleep, slumber

Definition: a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended

Usage: he didn't get enough sleep last night; calm as a child in dreamless slumber

Main entry: sleep, sopor

Definition: a torpid state resembling deep sleep

Main entry: sleep, nap

Definition: a period of time spent sleeping

Usage: he felt better after a little sleep; there wasn't time for a nap

Definitions for (verb) sleep

Main entry: catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber

Definition: be asleep

Main entry: sleep

Definition: be able to accommodate for sleeping

Usage: This tent sleeps six people

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