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English noun: nap

1. nap (time) a period of time spent sleeping

SamplesHe felt better after a little sleep.
There wasn't time for a nap.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

Narrower (hyponym)beauty sleep, kip

2. nap (attribute) a soft or fuzzy surface texture

Broader (hypernym)texture

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

SamplesFor uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction.


Broader (hypernym)thread, yarn

4. nap (act) sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

Synonymscat sleep, catnap, forty winks, short sleep, snooze

Broader (hypernym)sleeping

Narrower (hyponym)siesta, zizz

5. nap (act) a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes


Broader (hypernym)card game, cards

English verb: nap

1. nap (body) take a siesta

SamplesShe naps everyday after lunch for an hour.

Synonymscatch a wink, catnap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber

Narrower (hyponym)doze, drowse, snooze

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