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nap

noun

1 nap

A period of time spent sleeping:
— There wasn't time for a nap.

synonym: sleep.

Roget 329: structure (form) 240, organization, anatomy, frame, mold, fabric, construction; framework, carcass, architecture; stratification, ... show more



2 nap

A soft or fuzzy surface texture.

3 nap

The yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave.

synonym: pile.

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

Polish: włos

4 nap

Sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed).

synonyms: catnap, forty winks, light sleep, short sleep, snooze.

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Dutch: dutje, een dutje doen
Polish: drzemanie

5 nap

A card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes.

synonym: Napoleon.

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

verb

1 nap

Take a siesta:
— She naps everyday after lunch for an hour.

synonyms: catch a wink, catnap.

Roget 683: be inactive etc. adj.; do nothing etc. 681; move slowly etc. 275; let the grass grow under one's feet; take one's time, dawdle, drawl, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: blanket drill, break, cat nap, catnap, dover, doze, drowse, feel, finish, forty winks, grain, granular texture, indentation, interlude, intermission, knub, let up, nub, oversleep, pause ... show more.

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