1. [ verb ] be asleep
Synonyms: slumber catch_some_Z's log_Z's kip
Related terms: wake rest rest hibernate sleep_late nap bundle estivate live_in sleep_late sleep_late live_out sleeper
2. [ noun ] a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
Synonyms: slumber

"he didn't get enough sleep last night" "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"

Related terms: physiological_state sleeping shuteye nonrapid_eye_movement_sleep nonrapid_eye_movement rapid_eye_movement_sleep
3. [ noun ] (medicine) a torpid state resembling sleep
Related terms: physiological_state
4. [ noun ] a period of time spent sleeping
Synonyms: nap

"he felt better after a little sleep" "there wasn't time for a nap"

Related terms: time_period beauty_sleep kip nap
5. [ verb ] be able to accommodate for sleeping

"This tent sleeps six people"

Related terms: accommodate contain
6. [ noun ] euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
Synonyms: rest quietus eternal_sleep eternal_rest

"she was laid to rest beside her husband" "they had to put their family pet to sleep"

Related terms: death
Similar spelling:   sleepy