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sleep

sleep

 
 
pronunciation:
slip
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sleeps, sleeping, slept
definition 1: to be in a state of bodily rest that is characterized by full or partial loss of consciousness and a slowing of bodily functions.
I slept well last night and woke up refreshed.Be quiet; the baby is sleeping.
synonyms:
slumber
antonyms:
wake
similar words:
bunk, catnap, doze, hibernate, nap, repose, rest, snooze
definition 2: to be very inactive or not alert.
I'm sorry; my brain was sleeping and I didn't hear what you said.
synonyms:
nap, vegetate
similar words:
slumber, stagnate
definition 3: to be in the repose of death.
Her body lies sleeping in the ground.
similar words:
lie in state, repose
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to rid oneself of by sleeping (usu. fol. by off or away).
I slept off my headache.He slept away the entire day.
similar words:
slumber
definition 2: to provide a sleeping place or places for.
This dormitory room sleeps six people.
synonyms:
accommodate, bed
similar words:
billet, house, lodge
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of a person or animal that is sleeping, or this state viewed as beneficial activity to restore the body.
He sometimes talks in his sleep.I'm tired all the time; I need to get more sleep.
 
synonyms:
slumber
definition 2: a period of sleeping.
During the patient's sleep, the nurse read a book.I had a nice long sleep last night.
synonyms:
catnap, nap, slumber
definition 3: any state of dormancy, hibernation, or complete inactivity.
The plants awaken after the sleep of winter.
synonyms:
dormancy, hibernation, slumber
definition 4: of computers, sleep mode.
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  • sleepy:
    feeling a need for sleep; tired.
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