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Definitions of sleep

  1. be asleep Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep"; "a brief nap" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. be able to accommodate for sleeping; "This tent sleeps six people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a torpid state resembling sleep Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. imp. of Sleep. Slept. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To be dead; to lie in the grave. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To be slumbering in; - followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility. Medical Dictionary DB
  17. 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.
  18. To take rest in sleep; be motionless or inactive; be dead. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Slept. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Sleeping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  23. Rest for preservation of body, during which there is an ignorance of surroundings. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. The state of one who or that which sleeps: slumber: rest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Slumber; rest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To slumber; be inactive or unnoticed; to be dead. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. 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.
  29. To be asleep, dormant, or dead; slumber. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A state or period of unconsciousness; slumber; repose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. 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.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep. mso.anu.edu.au
  36. 1. (Or "block") When aprocess on a multitasking system asks the scheduler todeactivate it until some given external event (e.g. aninterrupt or a specified time delay) occurs.The alternative is to poll or "busy wait" for the eventbut this uses processing power.Also used in the phrase "sleep on" (or "block on") someexternal event, meaning to wait for it.E.g. the Unix command of the same name which pauses thecurrent process for a given number of seconds.2. To go into partial deactivation to save power. foldoc_fs
  37. To be slumbering in; followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep. dictgcide_fs
  38. sl[=e]p, v.i. 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.--n. the state of one who, or that which, sleeps: slumber: rest: the dormancy of some animals during winter: (bot.) nyctitropism.--n. SLEEP'ER, one who sleeps: a horizontal timber supporting a weight, rails, &c.--adv. SLEEP'ILY.--n. SLEEP'INESS.--p.adj. SLEEP'ING, occupied with, or for, sleeping: dormant.--n. the state of resting in sleep: (Shak.) the state of being at rest or in abeyance.--ns. SLEEP'ING-CAR, -CARRIAGE, a railway-carriage in which passengers have berths for sleeping in; SLEEP'ING-DRAUGHT, a drink given to bring on sleep; SLEEP'ING-PART'NER (see PARTNER).--adj. SLEEP'LESS, without sleep: unable to sleep.--adv. SLEEP'LESSLY.--ns. SLEEP'LESSNESS; SLEEP'-WALK'ER, one who walks while asleep: a somnambulist; SLEEP'-WALKING.--adj. SLEEP'Y, inclined to sleep: drowsy: dull: lazy.--n. SLEEP'YHEAD, a lazy person.--ON SLEEP (B.), asleep. [A.S. sl['æ]pan--sl['æ]p; Ger. schlaf, Goth. sleps.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. Temporary interruption of our relations with external objects. A repose of the organs of sense, intellectual faculties, and voluntary motion. The act of quitting this condition is called awaking, (F.) Evigilation, Reveil. Sometimes this is progressive and natural; at others, sudden and starting; (F.) Reveil en sursaut,-as in nightmare, affections of the heart, hypochondriasis, &c. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  40. Bodily condition, normally recurring every night& lasting several hours, in which nervous system is inactive, eyes are closed, muscles relaxed, & consciousness nearly suspended, prolonged similar condition of hibernating animals, (beauty s.; the s. of the just, sound; s. that knows not breaking, death; broken s., with disturbed intervals; go to s., fall asleep; fall on s. archaic, go to s., fig. dic); a period of or single indulgence in s. (shall try to get a s.); (fig.) rest, quiet, negligence, death, &c.; s.-walker, -walking, somnambulist, -ism. Hence sleepless a., sleeplessly adv., sleeplessness n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. (slept). Be immersed in s., fall or be asleep, (let sleeping dogs lie, avoid stirring up trouble; s. on, upon, over, a question, leave it till tomorrow; s. the clock round); spend in or affect by sleeping (s. the hours away; slept off his vexation, headache, de-bauch); be inactive or dormant (sword sleeps in the scabbard; top sleeps, spins so steadily as to seem motionless; sleeping partner, not sharing management); lie in the grave; provide sleeping accommodation for (lodging-house sleeps 300 men); sleeping-bag, for sleeping out-of-doors in; sleeping-car (riage), railway wagon provided with beds; sleeping-draught, opiate; sleeping-sickness, W.-Afr. disease with headache, drownsiness& emaciation, usu. fatal; sleeping-suit, pyjamas. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. The natural condition of restful unconsciousness into which the system falls normally with more or less regularity daily. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  43. (Naut.) See Asleep. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  44. n. [Anglo Saxon, Gothic] A natural periodical suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as those of the voluntary and rational soul;— slumber; repose; rest-death; rest in the grave. Cabinet Dictionary

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