Definitions for sleepslip

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sleepslip(v.; n.)slept, sleep•ing

  1. (v.i.)to take the rest afforded by a suspension of voluntary bodily functions and the natural suspension, complete or partial, of consciousness; to cease being awake.

    Category: Physiology

  2. Bot. to assume, esp. at night, a state similar to the sleep of animals, marked by closing of petals, leaves, etc.

    Category: Botany

  3. to be dormant, quiescent, or inactive, as faculties.

  4. to allow one's alertness or attentiveness to lie dormant.

  5. to lie in death.

  6. (v.t.)to take rest in (a specified kind of sleep):

    to sleep the sleep of the innocent.

  7. to have sleeping accommodations for:

    This trailer sleeps three people.

  8. sleep around, to be sexually promiscuous.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  9. sleep away, to spend or pass (time) in sleep. Also, sleep off. to get rid of (a headache, hangover, etc.) by sleeping.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  10. sleep in, (of domestic help) to sleep where one is employed. to sleep beyond one's usual time of arising.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  11. sleep on, to postpone making a decision about for at least a day.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  12. sleep out, (of domestic help) to sleep away from one's place of employment.

  13. sleep over, to sleep in another person's home.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  14. sleep together, to be sexual partners.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  15. sleep with, to have sexual relations with.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  16. (n.)the state of a person, animal, or plant that sleeps.

  17. a period of sleeping.

  18. dormancy or inactivity.

  19. the repose of death.

Origin of sleep:

bef. 900; (v.) ME slepen, OE slēpan, slǣpan, slāpan, c. OHG slāfan, Go slepan

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleep, slumber(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"

  2. sleep, sopor(noun)

    a torpid state resembling deep sleep

  3. sleep, nap(noun)

    a period of time spent sleeping

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

  4. rest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus(verb)

    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"

  5. sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's(verb)

    be asleep

  6. sleep(verb)

    be able to accommodate for sleeping

    "This tent sleeps six people"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sleep(verb)slip

    to close your eyes and go into a deep state of rest, usually at night

    The boy slept for 12 hours.; to sleep well/badly

  2. sleepslip

    used to tell sb to sleep well

  3. sleepslip

    (of a house or room) to have beds for a particular number of people

    The house sleeps eight comfortably.

  4. sleep(noun)slip

    the state of being asleep

    Try to get some sleep.

  5. sleepslip

    to begin sleeping

    It took me a long time to go to sleep.

  6. sleepslip

    to make sb start sleeping

    The class was so boring, it put me to sleep.

  7. sleepslip

    while you are sleeping

    She talks in her sleep.

  8. sleepslip

    indicates sth is very easy for sb

    I could take the test in my sleep.

  9. sleepslip

    (of part of your body) to become numb because of lack of blood

    My whole left leg went to sleep.

  10. sleepslip

    to not be worried or bothered about

    We lost one game - I'm not going to lose sleep over it.

  11. sleepslip

    to kill an injured or dying animal with an injection of drugs

    They had to put the dog to sleep.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleep

    imp. of Sleep. Slept

  2. Sleep(verb)

    to take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber

  3. Sleep(verb)

    to be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly

  4. Sleep(verb)

    to be dead; to lie in the grave

  5. Sleep(verb)

    to be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps

  6. Sleep(verb)

    to be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep

  7. Sleep(verb)

    to give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge

  8. Sleep(verb)

    a natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state


  1. Sleep

    Sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by reduced or absent consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, and is more easily reversible than being in hibernation or a coma. Sleep is a heightened anabolic state, accentuating the growth and rejuvenation of the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems. It is observed in all mammals, all birds, and many reptiles, amphibians, and fish. The purposes and mechanisms of sleep are only partially clear and the subject of substantial ongoing research. Sleep is sometimes thought to help conserve energy, though this theory is not fully adequate as it only decreases metabolism by about 5–10%. Additionally it is observed that mammals require sleep even during the hypometabolic state of hibernation, in which circumstance it is actually a net loss of energy as the animal returns from hypothermia to euthermia in order to sleep.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. sleep

    1. [techspeak] To relinquish a claim (of a process on a multitasking system) for service; to indicate to the scheduler that a process may be deactivated until some given event occurs or a specified time delay elapses. 2. In jargon, used very similarly to v. block; also in sleep on, syn.: with block on. Often used to indicate that the speaker has relinquished a demand for resources until some (possibly unspecified) external event: “They can't get the fix I've been asking for into the next release, so I'm going to sleep on it until the release, then start hassling them again.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sleep

    A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sleep' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2729

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sleep' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1475

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sleep' in Nouns Frequency: #1127

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sleep' in Verbs Frequency: #302

Anagrams of sleep

  1. Peels

Translations for sleep

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a) rest in a state of natural unconsciousness

It is bad for you to have too little sleep, since it makes you tired; I had only four hours' sleep last night.

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