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    sleep - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sleep

    Definition
    (noun) a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    Synonyms : slumber
    Example Sentence
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
    Definition
    (noun) a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    Synonyms : sopor
    Definition
    (noun) a period of time spent sleeping
    Synonyms : nap
    Example Sentence
    • he felt better after a little sleep
    • there wasn't time for a nap
    Definition
    (noun) euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
    Example Sentence
    • she was laid to rest beside her husband
    • they had to put their family pet to sleep
    Definition
    (verb) be asleep
    Synonyms : catch some z's , kip , log z's , slumber
    Definition
    (verb) be able to accommodate for sleeping
    Example Sentence
    • This tent sleeps six people
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