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1. sleep

verb. ['ˈsliːp'] be asleep.

Synonyms

  • catnap
  • hibernate
  • estivate
  • hole up
  • bundle
  • catch some Z's
  • slumber
  • nap
  • rest
  • sleep late
  • sleep in
  • log Z's
  • practice bundling
  • aestivate
  • catch a wink

Antonyms

  • estivate
  • wake
  • aestivate
  • be active

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Sleep

  • anandeep
  • streep
  • phillipe
  • felipe
  • bopeep
  • sweep
  • steep
  • schliep
  • griep
  • creep
  • bleep
  • weep
  • veep
  • tepe
  • sheep
  • sepe
  • seipp
  • seip
  • seep
  • riepe
  • reep
  • reap
  • peep
  • lepe
  • leap
  • kniep
  • kneip
  • keep
  • jeep
  • heape

Example sentences of the word sleep


1. Noun, singular or mass
It is not uncommon for the recently single to get less sleep or eat nutritionally empty foods.

2. Verb, base form
Many rooms offer a connecting option and family suites are also available and can sleep up to six people.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
It's so easy that there's even one version you can (mostly) do while you sleep.

Quotes containing the word sleep


1. The woman who runs the Pennsylvania Innocence Project told me that there's a man she's been trying to get out of prison for 26 years. Every night before she goes to bed, she thinks, 'What is he doing?' She says you don't sleep. And yet, she has the greatest sense of humor and this light that comes out of her.
- Richard LaGravenese

2. I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
- Nikola Tesla

3. I get very little sleep. But I try to stay constantly busy. My fear is that if I stop working I'll, like, die. So throughout my life I've always tried to remain busy, and I sort of know no other way. I think if my heart rate slowed it would affect my constitution, strangely. I've been trained to do that.
- Matthew Gray Gubler

2. sleep-learning

noun. teaching during sleep (as by using recordings to teach a foreign language to someone who is asleep).

Synonyms

  • instruction
  • pedagogy
  • hypnopedia

3. sleep

noun. ['ˈsliːp'] a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended.

Synonyms

  • REM sleep
  • NREM
  • shuteye
  • nonrapid eye movement sleep
  • orthodox sleep
  • rapid eye movement
  • slumber
  • sleeping
  • physiological condition
  • nonrapid eye movement
  • NREM sleep
  • physiological state
  • REM
  • paradoxical sleep
  • rapid eye movement sleep

Antonyms

  • sit
  • stand
  • action
  • activeness

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. sleep

noun. ['ˈsliːp'] a torpid state resembling deep sleep.

Synonyms

  • physiological condition
  • physiological state
  • sopor

Antonyms

  • hyperthermia
  • hypopigmentation
  • hypocapnia
  • hypothermia

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. sleep

noun. ['ˈsliːp'] euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb).

Synonyms

  • quietus
  • rest
  • eternal rest
  • death

Antonyms

  • unpack
  • activity
  • change
  • lie

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. sleep

verb. ['ˈsliːp'] be able to accommodate for sleeping.

Synonyms

  • admit
  • accommodate

Antonyms

  • hypercapnia
  • impotence
  • ill health

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. sleep

noun. ['ˈsliːp'] a period of time spent sleeping.

Synonyms

  • beauty sleep
  • nap
  • period of time
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • hyperpigmentation
  • impotency
  • estrus
  • infertility

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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