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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
sleep (noun)
1.
the natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored - compare REM sleep slow-wave sleep
2.
a state resembling sleep as
a) a state of torpid inactivity
b) - death put a pet cat to sleep , also - trance coma
c) the closing of leaves or petals especially at night
d) a state marked by a diminution of feeling followed by tingling - my foot's gone to sleep
e) the state of an animal during hibernation
3.
a) a period spent - sleeping
b) - night
c) a day's journey
4.
crusty matter present in the corner of an eye upon awakening
sleep (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to rest in a state of sleep
2.
to be in a state (as of quiescence or death) resembling sleep
3.
transitive verb
to have sexual relations - usually used with with
1.
to be slumbering in - slept the sleep of the dead
2.
to get rid of or spend in or by sleep - sleep away the hours sleep off a headache
3.
to provide accommodations for - sleeping the boat sleeps six
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
sleep (noun)
1.
a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself
SYNONIMS:
bed, catnapping, dozing, napping, repose, rest, resting, shut-eye, slumber, slumbering, snoozing, z's ( zs)
RELATED WORDS:
catnap, doze, drowse, forty winks, nap, siesta, snooze, wink; oversleeping; dreaming, rapid eye movement
NEAR ANTONYMS:
insomnia, sleeplessness
consciousness, wake, wakefulness
sleep (noun)
2.
the state of being dead
SYNONIMS:
dead, deadness, grave, lifelessness, nothingness, sleep
RELATED WORDS:
mortality
NEAR ANTONYMS:
immortality; life span, lifetime
existence, life
sleep (noun)
3.
the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
SYNONIMS:
curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, expiration, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleep
RELATED WORDS:
casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughter
NEAR ANTONYMS:
existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, rise
birth, nativity
sleep (verb)
1.
to be in a state of sleep
SYNONIMS:
catnap, doze, nap, rest, slumber, snooze
RELATED WORDS:
drop off, drowse (off), nod off; oversleep, sleep in; dream, hibernate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
arise, arouse, awake, rise, wake
sleep (verb)
2.
to engage in sexual intercourse
SYNONIMS:
breed, mate, sleep
RELATED WORDS:
fool around, fornicate
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