Results for sleep

Definitions of sleep:

part of speech: verb intransitive

To take rest by relaxation: to become unconscious: to slumber: to rest: to be motionless or inactive: to remain unnoticed: to live thoughtlessly: to be dead: to rest in the grave:- pa. t. and pa. p. slept.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To take rest in sleep; be motionless or inactive; be dead.

part of speech: verb transitive

To make go away by sleep; as, he slept away his pain; to make pass through sleep; as, she slept the day away; to shake off through sleep; as, he slept off the evil effects of the poison.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: noun

The state of one who or that which sleeps: slumber: rest.

part of speech: verb

To take rest in sleep; to slumber; to repose; in Scrip., to rest in the grave; to be inattentive; to live thoughtlessly; to be unnoticed or unagitated, as a subject or question.

part of speech: noun

A temporary, normal suspension of consciousness and will, occurring at regular intervals; slumber; rest; figuratively, death.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: noun

That state of the body in which the voluntary exercise of the powers of body and mind is suspended; slumber; repose; among plants, a peculiar vital effect produced on some expanded flowers, and the leaflets of some leaves, by which they are closed or folded together at certain times.

Usage examples for sleep:

  • Couldn't you go to sleep now, dear? "An Unknown Lover", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Now you will sleep won't you? "The Desired Woman", Will N. Harben
  • Come, Jim, you can't sleep this way. "The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V.", Kathleen Norris
  • So that he could get no sleep "The Darling and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov
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