Definitions for napnæp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
napnæp(v.; n.)napped, nap•ping
(v.i.)to sleep for a short time; doze.
to be off one's guard:
The question caught him napping.
(v.t.)to sleep or doze through:
I napped the afternoon away.
(n.)a brief period of sleep, esp. one taken during daytime.
Origin of nap:
bef. 900; ME; OE hnappian to sleep; c. MHG napfen
napnæp(n.; v.)napped, nap•ping.
(n.)the short fuzzy ends of fibers on the surface of cloth.
(v.t.)to raise a nap on.
Origin of nap:
1400–50; late ME noppe, OE -hnoppa, c. MD, MLG noppe; akin to OE hnoppian to pluck
a combining form extracted from kidnap , with the general sense “abduct or steal in order to collect a ransom”:
artnap; petnap; starnap.
a period of time spent sleeping
"he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap"
a soft or fuzzy surface texture
the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
"for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
nap, catnap, cat sleep, forty winks, short sleep, snooze(noun)
sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
nap, catnap, catch a wink(verb)
take a siesta
"She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a short period of sleep
I take a nap after lunch.; The baby is napping.
to have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze
to be in a careless, secure state
a short sleep; a doze; a siesta
woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; -- as, the nap of cotton flannel or of broadcloth
the loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet
to raise, or put, a nap on
Translations for nap
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a short sleep
She always has a nap after lunch.
- slapie, dutjieAfrikaans
- sonecaPortuguese (BR)
- zdřímnutí, šlofíkCzech
- das NickerchenGerman
- چرت زدنFarsi
- (petit) sommeFrench
- झपकी, मखमल के महीन धागेHindi
- tidur sebentarIndonesian
- sonnellino, pisolinoItalian
- 선잠, 낮잠Korean
- pogulis, prisnūdimasLithuanian
- tidur sekejapMalay
- lur, høneblundNorwegian
- چرت زدنPersian
- چرت وهلPashto
- pui de somnRomanian
- короткий сонRussian
- (白天)小睡，打盹Chinese (Trad.)
- дрімота; короткий сонUkrainian
- giấc ngủ ngắnVietnamese
- （白天）小睡，打盹Chinese (Simp.)
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