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Sleep meaning

sleep - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. imp. of Sleep. Slept.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.
  4. 4. To be dead; to lie in the grave.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. To be slumbering in; - followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.
  9. 9. Slumber; rest.
  10. 10. To slumber; be inactive or unnoticed; to be dead.

sleep - examples of usage

  1. The Sleep Suit is certainly fitting for any toiling design students in need of the so-called power naps.
  2. Why can't I sleep like 'er? - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  3. But it means we'll have to sleep out if we go that way." - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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