Definitions of sleep

  1. To take rest by the suspension of the voluntary exercise of the bodily and mental powers; to rest; to be inactive or motionless; to lie or be still; to spin un observedly; to live thoughtlessly; to rest in the grave.
  2. To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.
  3. To be slumbering in; - followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.
  4. To make go away by sleep; as, he slept away his pain; to make pass through sleep; as, she slept the day away; to shake off through sleep; as, he slept off the evil effects of the poison.
  5. To rest or repose in ( sleep); as, to sleep the sleep of death.
  6. To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber.
  7. To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.
  8. To be dead; to lie in the grave.
  9. To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps.
  10. To take rest in sleep; be motionless or inactive; be dead.
  11. To take rest by relaxation: to become unconscious: to slumber: to rest: to be motionless or inactive: to remain unnoticed: to live thoughtlessly: to be dead: to rest in the grave:- pa. t. and pa. p. slept.
  12. To slumber; be inactive or unnoticed; to be dead.
  13. be asleep
  14. be able to accommodate for sleeping; " This tent sleeps six people"
  15. To be asleep, dormant, or dead; slumber.
  16. To take rest in sleep; to slumber; to repose; in Scrip., to rest in the grave; to be inattentive; to live thoughtlessly; to be unnoticed or unagitated, as a subject or question.
  17. Sleeping.
  18. a torpid state resembling sleep
  19. a period of time spent sleeping; " he felt better after a little sleep"; " there wasn't time for a nap"
  20. imp. of Sleep. Slept.
  21. A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state.
  22. A temporary, normal suspension of consciousness and will, occurring at regular intervals; slumber; rest; figuratively, death.
  23. The state of one who or that which sleeps: slumber: rest.
  24. Slumber; rest.
  25. A state or period of unconsciousness; slumber; repose.
  26. A temporary suspension of the active powers of mind and body for the refreshment and invigoration of the system; rest from physical action.
  27. That state of the body in which the voluntary exercise of the powers of body and mind is suspended; slumber; repose; among plants, a peculiar vital effect produced on some expanded flowers, and the leaflets of some leaves, by which they are closed or folded together at certain times.
  28. Slept.