Definitions for napnæp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

napnæp(v.; n.)napped, nap•ping

  1. (v.i.)to sleep for a short time; doze.

  2. to be off one's guard:

    The question caught him napping.

  3. (v.t.)to sleep or doze through:

    I napped the afternoon away.

  4. (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.

  1. (n.)the short fuzzy ends of fibers on the surface of cloth.

  2. (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



  1. a combining form extracted from kidnap , with the general sense “abduct or steal in order to collect a ransom”:

    artnap; petnap; starnap.

    Category: Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleep, nap(noun)

    a period of time spent sleeping

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

  2. nap(noun)

    a soft or fuzzy surface texture

  3. pile, nap(noun)

    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"

  4. nap, catnap, cat sleep, forty winks, short sleep, snooze(noun)

    sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

  5. Napoleon, nap(verb)

    a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes

  6. nap, catnap, catch a wink(verb)

    take a siesta

    "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nap(noun)æp

    a short period of sleep

    I take a nap after lunch.; The baby is napping.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nap(verb)

    to have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze

  2. Nap(verb)

    to be in a careless, secure state

  3. Nap(noun)

    a short sleep; a doze; a siesta

  4. Nap(noun)

    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

  5. Nap(noun)

    the loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet

  6. Nap(verb)

    to raise, or put, a nap on


  1. N.A.P.

    New African Poets are a French hip hop group from Strasbourg. The members of the group are Mustapha, Bilal, Malik, Aïssa, Mohammed and Karim. Most of the group come from the Neuhof quartier of Strasbourg. They have been rapping together since 1988. Brothers Malik and Bilal produced the group's first album. Aïssa is their cousin.

Anagrams of nap

  1. Pan

Translations for nap

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a short sleep

She always has a nap after lunch.

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