Definitions of sleep

  1. be asleep
  2. euphemisms for death ( based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); " she was laid to rest beside her husband"; " they had to put their family pet to sleep"
  3. a period of time spent sleeping; " he felt better after a little sleep"; " a brief nap"
  4. be able to accommodate for sleeping; " This tent sleeps six people"
  5. a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended; " he didn't get enough sleep last night"; " calm as a child in dreamless slumber"
  6. a torpid state resembling sleep
  7. a period of time spent sleeping; " he felt better after a little sleep"; " there wasn't time for a nap"
  8. imp. of Sleep. Slept.
  9. 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.
  10. To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.
  11. To be dead; to lie in the grave.
  12. 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.
  13. To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.
  14. 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.
  15. To be slumbering in; - followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.
  16. A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility.
  17. A temporary, normal suspension of consciousness and will, occurring at regular intervals; slumber; rest; figuratively, death.
  18. To take rest in sleep; be motionless or inactive; be dead.
  19. 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.
  20. Slept.
  21. Sleeping.
  22. A physiological state of relative unconsciousness and inaction of the voluntary muscles, the need of which recurs periodically. It is a period of regeneration of the higher nervous system and of muscular tissue, the nutritive and metabolic processes continuing. The number of hours in the twenty- four given to sleep varies from six or seven in the aged to twelve or fourteen in the infant, the average for the male adult being eight and for the female adult nine, these figures varying somewhat with the individual.
  23. Rest for preservation of body, during which there is an ignorance of surroundings.
  24. 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.
  25. The state of one who or that which sleeps: slumber: rest.
  26. Slumber; rest.
  27. To slumber; be inactive or unnoticed; to be dead.
  28. To rest or repose in ( sleep); as, to sleep the sleep of death.
  29. To be asleep, dormant, or dead; slumber.
  30. A state or period of unconsciousness; slumber; repose.
  31. A temporary suspension of the active powers of mind and body for the refreshment and invigoration of the system; rest from physical action.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.

Usage examples for sleep

  1. " For some reason I don't sleep well. – The Man Who Could Not Lose by Richard Harding Davis
  2. Well, can't she go to sleep in the morning if she wants? – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  3. I could not sleep that night. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  4. Go home and get some sleep, take the next day off. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  5. She went back to bed but not to sleep. – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  6. Then she said: You had best sleep now. – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  7. Go to sleep again, dear. – Five Little Plays by Alfred Sutro
  8. Did you not promise me you would have a sleep? – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  9. When he had told her this he went to sleep. – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  10. All night the girl could not sleep. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. She would sleep some while yet. – The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.] by Richard Le Gallienne
  12. I, for my part,- I could not sleep. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  13. I will show you where you are to sleep. – The Strange Story Book by Mrs. Andrew Lang
  14. Oh, if only he could sleep and forget everything. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  15. You must try and get a sleep. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  16. Let him sleep it off! – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  17. Bauer could sleep there. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  18. Turn over and go to sleep." – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  19. Let's both sleep and forget it. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln