Definitions for napnæp

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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"


  1. Nap(v. i.)

    To be in a careless, secure state; to be unprepared; as, to be caught napping. Wyclif.

  2. Origin: [OE. nappen, AS. hnppian to take a nap, to slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to bend one's self, Icel. hnipna, hnpa, to droop.]

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

  7. Origin: [OE. noppe, AS. hnoppa; akin to D. nop, Dan. noppe, LG. nobbe.]

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