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Overview of noun sleep

The noun sleep has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (23) sleep, slumber

(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")

2. (1) sleep, sopor

(a torpid state resembling deep sleep)

3. sleep, nap

(a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap")

4. rest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus

(euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); "she was laid to rest beside her husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep")

Overview of verb sleep

The verb sleep has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (58) sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's

(be asleep)

2. sleep

(be able to accommodate for sleeping; "This tent sleeps six people") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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