English dictionary



Info: This web site is based on WordNet 3.0 from Princeton University.

English noun: sleep

1. sleep (state) a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended


SamplesHe didn't get enough sleep last night.
Calm as a child in dreamless slumber.


Synonymsslumber


Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state


Narrower (hyponym)nonrapid eye movement, nonrapid eye movement sleep, NREM, NREM sleep, orthodox sleep, paradoxical sleep, rapid eye movement, rapid eye movement sleep, REM, REM sleep, shuteye, sleeping

2. sleep (state) a torpid state resembling deep sleep


Synonymssopor


Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

3. sleep (time) a period of time spent sleeping


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


Synonymsnap


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


Narrower (hyponym)beauty sleep, kip

4. sleep (state) euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)


SamplesShe was laid to rest beside her husband.
They had to put their family pet to sleep.


Synonymseternal rest, eternal sleep, quietus, rest


Broader (hypernym)death


English verb: sleep

1. sleep (body) be asleep


ExamplesSam and Sue sleep


Synonymscatch some Z's, kip, log Z's, slumber


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)rest


Narrower (hyponym)aestivate, bundle, catch a wink, catnap, estivate, hibernate, hole up, nap, practice bundling, sleep in, sleep late


Antonymswake

2. sleep (stative) be able to accommodate for sleeping


SamplesThis tent sleeps six people.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, admit, hold









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk