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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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To be slumbering in; - followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To rest or repose in (sleep); as, to sleep the sleep of death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To be dead; to lie in the grave. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To take rest in sleep; be motionless or inactive; be dead. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To slumber; be inactive or unnoticed; to be dead. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. be asleep Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. be able to accommodate for sleeping; "This tent sleeps six people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. To be asleep, dormant, or dead; slumber. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Sleeping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a torpid state resembling sleep Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. imp. of Sleep. Slept. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A temporary, normal suspension of consciousness and will, occurring at regular intervals; slumber; rest; figuratively, death. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. The state of one who or that which sleeps: slumber: rest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Slumber; rest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. A state or period of unconsciousness; slumber; repose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A temporary suspension of the active powers of mind and body for the refreshment and invigoration of the system; rest from physical action. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Slept. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for sleep

  1. All night the girl could not sleep – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. I could not sleep that night. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
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