sleep has definitions from the field of medicine
[ 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 '' .


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

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[ noun ] a period of time spent sleeping




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

[ verb ] be able to accommodate for sleeping


"This tent sleeps six people"

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accommodate contain

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


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

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