Definitions for sleeper
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sleeper.
a rester who is sleeping
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
an unexpected achiever of success
"the winner was a true sleeper--no one expected him to get it"
tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleepernoun
one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
"the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
sleeping car, sleeper, wagon-litnoun
a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
pajamas with feet; worn by children
a piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed
sleeper, sleeper gobynoun
tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water
an unexpected hit
"that movie was the sleeper of the summer"
Someone who sleeps.
A saboteur or terrorist who lives unobtrusively in a community until activated by a prearranged signal; may be part of a sleeper cell.
A railroad sleeping car.
We spent a night on an uncomfortable sleeper between Athens and Vienna.
A railroad tie.
A structural beam in a floor running perpendicular to both the joists beneath and floorboards above.
A heavy floor timber in a ship's bottom.
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.
A goby-like bottom-feeding freshwater fish of the family Odontobutidae. Also "sleeper goby."
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.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from sleep.
Sound musick; come my queen, take hand with me,
And rock the ground whereon these sleepers be. William Shakespeare.
What’s the business,
That such an hideous trumpet calls to parley
The sleepers of the house? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
In some countries, a plant which shutteth in the night, openeth in the morning, and openeth wide at noon; the inhabitants say is a plant that sleepeth. There be sleepers enow then; for almost all flowers do the like. Francis Bacon.
Night is indeed the province of his reign;
Yet all his dark exploits no more contain
Than a spy taken, and a sleeper slain. Dryden.
He must be no great eater, drinker, nor sleeper, that will discipline his senses, and exert his mind: every worthy undertaking requires both. Nehemiah Grew.
Let penal laws, if they have been sleepers of long, or if grown unfit for the present time, be by wise judges confined in the execution. Francis Bacon.
one who sleeps; a slumberer; hence, a drone, or lazy person
that which lies dormant, as a law
a sleeping car
an animal that hibernates, as the bear
a large fresh-water gobioid fish (Eleotris dormatrix)
a nurse shark. See under Nurse
something lying in a reclining posture or position
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
one of the joists, or roughly shaped timbers, laid directly upon the ground, to receive the flooring of the ground story
one of the knees which connect the transoms to the after timbers on the ship's quarter
the lowest, or bottom, tier of casks
Etymology: [Cf. Norw. sleip a sleeper (a timber), as adj., slippery, smooth. See Slape.]
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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The numerical value of sleeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of sleeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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.
The race was a bit of a sleeper.
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
The net of the sleeper catches fish.
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.
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Translations for sleeper
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- travessa, dormilegaCatalan, Valencian
- Eisenbahnschwelle, Schläfer, Schwelle, BahnschwelleGerman
- dormanto, ŝpaloEsperanto
- durmiente, pijama con los pies, traviesa, dormilónSpanish
- nukkuja, ratapölkkyFinnish
- dormeur, traverseFrench
- traversa, traversinaItalian
- biels, dwarsligger, slaper, bielDutch
- dormente, dorminhoco, dorminhoca, travessaPortuguese
- крот, соня, шпала, диверса́нт, [[спать, сабота́жникRussian
- sovare, syllSwedish
- doirmeu, soctante, doirmeuse, soctantWalloon
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