What does Sleeper mean?

Definitions for Sleeper
ˈsli pərSleep·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Sleeper.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleeper, slumberer(noun)

    a rester who is sleeping

  2. sleeper(noun)

    a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal

  3. sleeper(noun)

    an unexpected achiever of success

    "the winner was a true sleeper--no one expected him to get it"

  4. tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper(noun)

    one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

    "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"

  5. sleeping car, sleeper, wagon-lit(noun)

    a passenger car that has berths for sleeping

  6. sleeper(noun)

    pajamas with feet; worn by children

  7. sleeper(noun)

    a piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed

  8. sleeper, sleeper goby(noun)

    tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water

  9. sleeper(noun)

    an unexpected hit

    "that movie was the sleeper of the summer"


  1. sleeper(Noun)

    Someone who sleeps.

  2. sleeper(Noun)

    A saboteur or terrorist who lives unobtrusively in a community until activated by a prearranged signal; may be part of a sleeper cell.

  3. sleeper(Noun)

    A railroad sleeping car.

    We spent a night on an uncomfortable sleeper between Athens and Vienna.

  4. sleeper(Noun)

    A railroad tie.

  5. sleeper(Noun)

    A structural beam in a floor running perpendicular to both the joists beneath and floorboards above.

  6. sleeper(Noun)

    A heavy floor timber in a ship's bottom.

  7. sleeper(Noun)

    Something that achieves unexpected success after an interval of time.

    A box-office bomb when it first came out, the film was a sleeper, becoming much more popular decades after being released.

  8. sleeper(Noun)

    A goby-like bottom-feeding freshwater fish of the family Odontobutidae. Also "sleeper goby."

  9. sleeper(Noun)

    A type of pajama for a person, especially a child, that covers its whole body, including their feet.

    Aaron, Devin, and Laura looked so comfy in their sleepers.

  10. sleeper(Noun)

    An automobile which, not too quick out of the factory has been internally modified to excess, while retaining a mostly stock appearance in order to fool opponents in a drag race.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleeper(noun)

    one who sleeps; a slumberer; hence, a drone, or lazy person

  2. Sleeper(noun)

    that which lies dormant, as a law

  3. Sleeper(noun)

    a sleeping car

  4. Sleeper(noun)

    an animal that hibernates, as the bear

  5. Sleeper(noun)

    a large fresh-water gobioid fish (Eleotris dormatrix)

  6. Sleeper(noun)

    a nurse shark. See under Nurse

  7. Sleeper(noun)

    something lying in a reclining posture or position

  8. Sleeper(noun)

    one of the pieces of timber, stone, or iron, on or near the level of the ground, for the support of some superstructure, to steady framework, to keep in place the rails of a railway, etc.; a stringpiece

  9. Sleeper(noun)

    one of the joists, or roughly shaped timbers, laid directly upon the ground, to receive the flooring of the ground story

  10. Sleeper(noun)

    one of the knees which connect the transoms to the after timbers on the ship's quarter

  11. Sleeper(noun)

    the lowest, or bottom, tier of casks

  12. Origin: [Cf. Norw. sleip a sleeper (a timber), as adj., slippery, smooth. See Slape.]


  1. Sleeper

    Sleeper were a British Britpop band in the 1990s fronted by Louise Wener. The band had eight UK Top 40 hit singles and three UK Top 10 albums. Their music was also featured in the soundtrack of Trainspotting.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sleeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sleeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Sleeper in a Sentence

  1. Abu Adel:

    ISIS can’t control Manbij again, but there are sleeper cells here. This is a big country and we liberated this city alongside the U.S., we still have threats, we still need their expertise.

  2. Peter Earnest:

    They were meant to be sleepers, typically an illegal sent to another country is a sleeper. He or she is available to handle a very sensitive asset, or in the case of wartime, or some sort of confrontation, be available.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Unless you have a very good reason, never wake up anybody or anything! Let the sleeper sleep in peace.

  4. Greek Proverb:

    The net of the sleeper catches fish.

  5. President Trump:

    That is something that I think will be the sleeper of the bill, you deduct it all in one year as opposed to over many years.

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