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Noun: sleep  sleep
  1. A natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    "he didn't get enough sleep last night";
    - slumber, shuteye [informal], shut-eye [informal]
  2. A torpid state resembling deep sleep
    - sopor
  3. A period of time spent sleeping
    "he felt better after a little sleep";
    - nap, kip [Brit, informal]
  4. A euphemism for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
    "they had to put their family pet to sleep"; "she was laid to eternal sleep beside her husband";
    - rest, eternal rest, eternal sleep, quietus
  5. A substance found in the corner of the eyes after waking up
Verb: sleep (slept)  sleep
  1. Be asleep
    - slumber, catch some Z's [N. Amer, informal]
  2. Be able to accommodate for sleeping
    "This tent sleeps six people"

Derived forms: slept, sleeps, sleeping

See also: live in, sleep late, sleep out

Type of: accommodate, admit, death, hold, period, period of time, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, rest, time period, time span

Antonym: wake

Encyclopedia: Sleep, Peter