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"
To be in a careless, secure state; to be unprepared; as, to be caught napping. Wyclif.
Origin: [OE. nappen, AS. hnppian to take a nap, to slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to bend one's self, Icel. hnipna, hnpa, to droop.]
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
Origin: [OE. noppe, AS. hnoppa; akin to D. nop, Dan. noppe, LG. nobbe.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nap, n. a short sleep.—v.i. to take a short sleep: to feel drowsy and secure:—pr.p. nap′ping; pa.p. napped.—Catch napping, to come upon unprepared. [A.S. hnappian; cf. Ger. nicken, to nod.]
nap, n. the woolly substance on the surface of cloth: the downy covering of plants.—v.t. to raise a nap on.—ns. Nap′-mē′ter, a machine for testing the wearing strength of cloth; Nap′piness.—adj. Nap′py. [M. E. noppe: the same as knop.]
nap, n. a game of cards—Napoleon (q.v.).
nap, v.t. to seize, to take hold of, steal.
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Etymology and Origins
A game of cards, originally named after Napoleon I.
The numerical value of nap in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of nap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of nap in a Sentence
Rather than a nap by necessity, this is a nap by choice.
I don't generally feel anything until noon then it's time for my nap.
I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap.
If you care mostly about optimal performance, you would nap after lunch.
I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it's not a waste of time.
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Translations for nap
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- becainaCatalan, Valencian
- υπνάκος, χνούδι, ελαφροκοιμάμαιGreek
- hacer siesta, dormitar, siestaSpanish
- torkut, tirsat, nokkaunet, nokosetFinnish
- faire un somme, somme, sieste, faire une siesteFrench
- bruth, caitínIrish
- dèan dùsal, norrag, dùsalScottish Gaelic
- pennichella, pisolino, pelucco, fare un sonnellino, fare un pisolino, napoleone, sonnellinoItalian
- თვლემა, რული, ხანმოკლე ძილიGeorgian
- kerehunga, tawheMāori
- dutje, een dutje doenDutch
- drzemać, drzemkaPolish
- soneca, sestaPortuguese
- somnuleț, somnișor, dormita, pui de somnRomanian
- лёгкий сон, ворс, наполеон, дремать, пушок, подремать, вздремнутьRussian
- tupplur, ta en tupplurSwedish
- ngủ trưaVietnamese
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