What does sleep mean?

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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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleep

    imp. of Sleep. Slept

    Etymology: [OE. slepen, AS. slpan; akin to OFries. slpa, OS. slpan, D. slapen, OHG. slfan, G. schlafen, Goth. slpan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. Lapse.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. slepen, AS. slpan; akin to OFries. slpa, OS. slpan, D. slapen, OHG. slfan, G. schlafen, Goth. slpan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. Lapse.]

  3. Sleep(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. slepen, AS. slpan; akin to OFries. slpa, OS. slpan, D. slapen, OHG. slfan, G. schlafen, Goth. slpan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. Lapse.]

  4. Sleep(verb)

    to be dead; to lie in the grave

    Etymology: [OE. slepen, AS. slpan; akin to OFries. slpa, OS. slpan, D. slapen, OHG. slfan, G. schlafen, Goth. slpan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. Lapse.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. slepen, AS. slpan; akin to OFries. slpa, OS. slpan, D. slapen, OHG. slfan, G. schlafen, Goth. slpan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. Lapse.]

  6. Sleep(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. slepen, AS. slpan; akin to OFries. slpa, OS. slpan, D. slapen, OHG. slfan, G. schlafen, Goth. slpan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. Lapse.]

  7. Sleep(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. slepen, AS. slpan; akin to OFries. slpa, OS. slpan, D. slapen, OHG. slfan, G. schlafen, Goth. slpan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. Lapse.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. slepen, AS. slpan; akin to OFries. slpa, OS. slpan, D. slapen, OHG. slfan, G. schlafen, Goth. slpan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. Lapse.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sleep

    slēp, v.i. to take rest by relaxation: to become unconscious: to slumber: to rest: to be motionless or inactive: to remain unnoticed: to live thoughtlessly: to be dead: to rest in the grave:—pa.t. and pa.p. slept.—n. the state of one who, or that which, sleeps: slumber: rest: the dormancy of some animals during winter: (bot.) nyctitropism.—n. Sleep′er, one who sleeps: a horizontal timber supporting a weight, rails, &c.—adv. Sleep′ily.—n. Sleep′iness.—p.adj. Sleep′ing, occupied with, or for, sleeping: dormant.—n. the state of resting in sleep: (Shak.) the state of being at rest or in abeyance.—ns. Sleep′ing-car, -carriage, a railway-carriage in which passengers have berths for sleeping in; Sleep′ing-draught, a drink given to bring on sleep; Sleep′ing-part′ner (see Partner).—adj. Sleep′less, without sleep: unable to sleep.—adv. Sleep′lessly.—ns. Sleep′lessness; Sleep′-walk′er, one who walks while asleep: a somnambulist; Sleep′-walking.—adj. Sleep′y, inclined to sleep: drowsy: dull: lazy.—n. Sleep′yhead, a lazy person.—On sleep (B.), asleep. [A.S. slǽpanslǽp; Ger. schlaf, Goth. sleps.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sleep

    A sail sleeps when, steadily filled with wind, it bellies to the breeze.

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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

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How to say sleep in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleep in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sleep in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Garrison:

    It can lead to labeling their child as a ` bad sleeper ’ – and going forward, it could harm the development of independent sleep habits if the child internalizes the belief or if the parent’s belief results in reduced opportunities for the child to learn and practice healthy sleep habits.

  2. Tom Cruise:

    I just don't sleep, I just keep going.

  3. Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson:

    Our sages have said, "Sleep is one sixtieth of death" (Talmud, Berachot 57b). If sleep is a form of death, then death is a form of sleep -- but a temporary withdrawal of vitality for the sake of reawakening to a higher quality of life

  4. Nadine Kaslow:

    If you can't sleep, it's better to get up and be productive, or do something relaxing than to be stressed out that you're not sleeping, relaxation training is really helpful. You can do meditation when you wake up, muscle relaxation, even sleep imagery, such as imagining yourself in a safe place that is quiet and calm.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Bio-Cyber ​​Consciousness In reality, logic is quantum vision, just scrolling through a video player, so we can see a scenario of an unstable future. But going into Bio-cyberconsciousness, which forms an alternative reality of dreams, since technology is a biomechanical symbiote that absorbs our consciousness and thereby gains mind, forming a duality of the mind in which we begin to get confused about who we are - this is a black hole that scatters our mind into pixels of memories , a mosaic that is more difficult to assemble over time, this is how growing up in oblivion is formed - it is like a lethargic dream of illusions that takes us to another space. Hypper is a dream in which time accelerates during sleep, being on the verge of two worlds: reality and illusion. You miss life itself and the most important core of life is love. Love should become the main instinct that contains the filling of true happiness, namely the constant need to give your sincere love. Techno dimension in which there is only a sphere of consciousness called our immortality. Artificial hibernation in artificial happiness, since reality is an eternity in which a person feels only depression as he feels infinity - this is the immortality of consciousness, and infinity is the truth. Blindness from terabytes of HD imagination is a great denial of its essence and meanings depend on our desires. A place where we will never see infinity, since it is limited only by our associations of self-interest. Death itself is a great awakening from the slavery of desires, because the soul longs only for peace. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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