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sleep

noun

1 sleep

A natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended:
— He didn't get enough sleep last night.

synonym: slumber.

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

Roget 823: insensibility, insensibleness; moral insensibility; inertness, inertia; vis inertiae [Lat.]; impassibility, impassibleness; inappetency, apathy, phlegm, dullness, hebetude, supineness, ... show more

Roget 376: insensibility, physical insensibility; obtuseness etc. adj.; palsy, paralysis, paraesthesia [Med.], anaesthesia; sleep etc. 823; hemiplegia, motor paralysis; ... show more

Dutch: maffen, slaap, slapen, sluimer
Polish: sen, spoczynek



2 sleep

A torpid state resembling deep sleep.

synonym: sopor.

Dutch: slaap

3 sleep

A period of time spent sleeping:
— He felt better after a little sleep.

synonym: nap.

4 sleep

Euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb):
— They had to put their family pet to sleep.

synonyms: eternal rest, eternal sleep, quietus, rest.

Roget 687: repose, rest, silken repose; sleep etc. 683.    relaxation, breathing time; halt, stay, pause etc. (cessation) ... show more

Roget 265: rest; stillness etc. adj.; quiescence; stagnation, stagnancy; fixity, immobility, catalepsy; indisturbance; quietism.    quiet, ... show more

Dutch: kwijtschelding

verb

1 sleep

Be asleep.

synonyms: catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, slumber.

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

Dutch: bronzen, keveren, knorren, maffen, meuren, pitten, rusten, slapen, snurken

2 sleep

Be able to accommodate for sleeping.


Moby thesaurus: KO, annihilation, ataraxia, ataraxy, bane, be caught napping, be neglectful, be negligent, beauty sleep, beddy-bye, bedtime, biological death, blackout, blanket drill, bye-bye, calmness, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, catnap ... show more.

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