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Noun: nap  nap
  1. A period of time spent sleeping
    "there wasn't time for a nap";
    - sleep, kip [Brit, informal]
     
  2. A soft or fuzzy surface texture
     
  3. The yarn (as in a rug, velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
    "for uniform colour and texture tailors cut velvet with the nap running the same direction";
    - pile
     
  4. Sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
    "Arthur's taking a short nap";
    - catnap, light sleep, short sleep, forty winks [informal], snooze, zizz [Brit, informal]
     
  5. A card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
    - Napoleon
Verb: nap (napped,napping)  nap
  1. Have a short sleep, esp. during the day
    "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour";
    - catnap, catch a wink [informal], kip [Brit, informal], snooze, drowse, doze, zizz [Brit, informal]

Sounds like: nacre, na, nap, knap, n

Derived forms: naps, napped, napping

Type of: card game, cards, catch some Z's [N. Amer, informal], period, period of time, sleep, sleeping, slumber, texture, thread, time period, yarn

Encyclopedia: Nap