Definitions of nap

  1. a short sleep ( usually not in bed)
  2. take a siesta; " She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"
  3. a soft or fuzzy surface texture
  4. a period of time spent sleeping; " he felt better after a little sleep"; " a brief nap"
  5. a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
  6. the yarn ( as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave; " for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
  7. a period of time spent sleeping; " he felt better after a little sleep"; " there wasn't time for a nap"
  8. To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze.
  9. To be in a careless, secure state.
  10. A short sleep; a doze; a siesta.
  11. The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.
  12. To raise, or put, a nap on.
  13. Same as Napoleon, 1, below.
  14. Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile.
  15. A short slumber; doze; the woolly substance on the surface of cloth; etc.; pile.
  16. To doze.
  17. Napped.
  18. Napping.
  19. A short sleep.
  20. To take a short sleep: to feel drowsy and secure:- pr. p. napping; pa. p. napped'.
  21. The woolly substance on the surface of cloth: the downy covering of plants.
  22. NAPPY.
  23. A short sleep; woolly fibres on the surface of cloth.
  24. To take a short sleep.
  25. To take a nap.
  26. A short sleep; doze.
  27. The short fibers on the surface of cloth.
  28. A sort of sleep or slumber.
  29. The woolly or villous substance on the surface of cloth; the downy substance on plants.
  30. To have a short sleep; to be careless or secure.
  31. The woolly or smooth hairy substance on the surface of cloth; the downy substance on plants.
  32. To have a short sleep; to feel drowsy.

Usage examples for nap

  1. On the evening of my fourteenth day I was awakened out of a nap into which I had fallen by a loud cry, and starting up, I gazed around me. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. Taking a nap, I believe." – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  3. He wears an old silk hat whose nap is attacked with a skin disease. – Letters of a Dakota Divorcee by Jane Burr
  4. We waited five minutes before Scharnhoff came in, looking as if we had disturbed his nap. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  5. Have you had a pleasant nap? – A Beautiful Alien by Julia Magruder
  6. Can't give me five minutes for a cat- nap, can you? – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower
  7. If you will give him the things from time to time, I will take a nap. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  8. She was sent with her ayah to the back of the tent for her nap. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  9. Why don't you take a nap, or- something? – Brother and Sister by Josephine Lawrence
  10. While Mother Bunker thought he was with the other children, they had no idea Mun Bun had refused to take his usual nap and had followed them from the house. – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  11. I write on my Oxford job till one, then lunch, then nap, then to my ... – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  12. Surely it was Nap! – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  13. She was right, for the wheel had not gone around many times, when the tap of the cane was heard, and the old lady came rustling in, quite ready for a chat, now that three cups of her own good tea and a nap in the chimney corner had refreshed her. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  14. " I believe the 'osses have been having a nap too. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  15. " You're all right, now," said the sweet voice, " just try to take a little nap and you'll feel better." – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  16. Not that way, he said; Dysart is in there taking a nap. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  17. Our skipper was taking a nap below at this time, or we supposed he was. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  18. And it's time for my nap. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  19. Don't say it, Nap! – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  20. Tell me- when you saw that I was beginning to think, why didn't you just needle me down for a short nap and leave? – The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye