[ verb ] be asleep
Used in print(William Gomberg, "Unions and the Anti-Trust Laws"...)
Or , in the words of Anatole_France , `` The law in its majestic equality must forbid the rich , as_well as the poor , from begging in the streets and sleeping under bridges '' .("Sports"...)
Mantle and Cerv use the twin_beds in the bedroom ; Maris sleeps on a green studio_couch in the living_room .(The Providence Journal...)
He preferred sleeping in bed with his head on a pillow .(Joseph E. Choate, "The American Boating Scene"...)
Currently , marina is used to indicate a municipal or commercially operated facility where a pleasure_boat may dock and find some or all_of the following available : gasoline , fresh water , electricity , telephone_service , ice , repair facilities , restaurants , sleeping accommodations , a general_store , and a grocery_store .(Hal Kelly, "Build Hotei"...)
Youngsters can sleep or amuse themselves safely in the large cabin which has 5 - foot 11 - inch headroom , bunks for three , galley and marine toilet .
[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
A `` mental_image '' subconsciously impressing us from beneath its language symbols in wakeful thought , or consciously in light sleep , is actually not an image at_all but is comprised of realities , viewed not in the concurrent sensory stream , but within the depths of the fourth_dimension .
When consciousness deserts the sleeping body and the wakeful world , it continues in the myriad progressions of the ever-present past and future , in a life as vibrant and real as the one left when the body tired and required sleep .(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
If we manage to keep track of a Bombus queen after she has left her feeding place , we may discover the snug little hideout which she has fixed_up for herself when she woke_up from her winter sleep .(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)
Before we comment further on these pathological conditions , we should remember that changes in the state of the hypothalamus within physiological limits distinguish sleep from wakefulness .
Thus , a low intensity of hypothalamic cortical discharges prevails in sleep and a high one during wakefulness , resulting in synchronous EEG potentials in the former and asynchrony in the latter condition .
[ noun ] (medicine) a torpid state resembling sleep