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sleep meaning and definition

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SLEEP noun

Definition of sleep (noun)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: slumber
  2. a torpid state resembling deep sleep
  3. a period of time spent sleeping
    • "he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap"
    • synonyms: nap
  4. euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

SLEEP verb

Definition of sleep (verb)

  1. be asleep
  2. be able to accommodate for sleeping
    • "This tent sleeps six people"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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