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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.


Synonymssleep


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.


Synonymspile


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


SynonymsNapoleon


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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