What does sleeper mean?

Definitions for sleeper
ˈsli pərsleep·er

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Sleeper(noun)

    that which lies dormant, as a law

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

  3. Sleeper(noun)

    a sleeping car

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

  4. Sleeper(noun)

    an animal that hibernates, as the bear

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

  5. Sleeper(noun)

    a large fresh-water gobioid fish (Eleotris dormatrix)

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

  6. Sleeper(noun)

    a nurse shark. See under Nurse

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

  7. Sleeper(noun)

    something lying in a reclining posture or position

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

  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

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

  9. Sleeper(noun)

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

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

  10. Sleeper(noun)

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

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

  11. Sleeper(noun)

    the lowest, or bottom, tier of casks

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Tasha Fuiava:

    I’m actually a heavy sleeper. So when she told me ‘bunker down with the boys’ and go to sleep, I knocked out like the dead. It didn’t phase me.

  4. Milla Jovovich:

    [Ever] was never a ‘good’ sleeper, so every two or three hours I was waking up to feed her and calm her. I never wanted to let her signals go unanswered and letting her cry it out was not the way I wanted to raise my child, not that I judge other methods of mothering, I just knew that it wouldn’t make me happy to allow her to be separated from us at night and cry for hours on end. And I always say, whatever you need to do to be a happy mother is the best for baby.

  5. George W. Bush:

    Our intelligence community believes (he) was training in poisons at an al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan, and had been sent to the United States before September the 11th to serve as a sleeper agent ready for follow-on attacks, among the potential targets our intelligence community believes this al Qaeda operative discussed … were water reservoirs, the New York Stock Exchange and United States military academies such as this one.

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