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Synonyms of 'sleep'

(noun) 
Definition
a state of rest during which the eyes are closed, the muscles and nerves are relaxed, and the mind is unconscious
Try and get some sleep.
Synonyms
slumber(s)
,
rest
Go home and have a rest.
,
nap
I think I'll take a little nap for an hour or so.
,
doze
After lunch I had a doze.
,
kip (British, slang)
,
snooze (informal)
The bird is enjoying a snooze.
,
repose
So you'll be ready for a night's repose?
,
hibernation
,
siesta
Many cultures have a siesta during the hottest part of the day.
,
dormancy
,
beauty sleep (informal)
,
forty winks (informal)
,
shuteye (slang)
,
zizz (British, informal)
(verb) 
Definition
to be in or as in the state of sleep
I've not been able to sleep for the last few nights.
Synonyms
slumber
The older three girls are still slumbering peacefully.
,
drop off (informal)
I was just dropping off.
,
doze
For a while she dozed fitfully.
,
kip (British, slang)
,
snooze (informal)
He snoozed in front of the television.
,
snore
,
hibernate
Dormice hibernate from October to May.
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nod off (informal)
The judge appeared to nod off while the witness was being cross-examined.
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take a nap
, ,
drowse
She drowsed for a while.
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go out like a light
,
take forty winks (informal)
,
zizz (British, informal)
,
be in the land of Nod
,
rest in the arms of Morpheus
(verb) 
Definition
to have sleeping accommodation for (a certain number)
The villa sleeps 10.
Synonyms
accommodate
Students are accommodated in homes nearby.
,
take
The place could just about take 2000 people.
,
house
The building will house twelve boys and eight girls.
,
hold
The small bottles don't seem to hold much.
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lodge
They questioned me, then lodged me in a children's home.
,
cater for
,
have space for
,
have beds for

idioms

See get to sleep

Phrasal verbs

See sleep over

related words

related mania hypnomania
related phobia hypnophobia

Quotations

Oh Sleep! it is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole,
To Mary Queen the praise be given!
She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
That slid into my soul
[Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe Ancient Mariner]
Come, sleep, O sleep, the certain knot of peace,
The baiting place of wit, the balm of woe
[Philip SidneyAstrophil and Stella]
to sleep: perchance to dream [William ShakespeareHamlet]sleep the twin of death [HomerIliad]The sleep of a labouring man is sweet [Bible: Ecclesiastes]Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night,
Brother to Death, in silent darkness born
[Samuel DanielDelia]
Care-charming Sleep, thou easer of all woes,
Brother to Death
[John FletcherWit Without Money]
I sleep like a baby. I wake up every 10 minutes screaming [Boris Jordan]

proverb

One hour's sleep before midnight is worth two after

Additional synonyms

in the sense of catnap
Definition
to sleep or doze for a short time or intermittently
Synonyms
nap,
kip (British, slang),
take forty winks (informal)
in the sense of doze
Definition
a short sleep
After lunch I had a doze.
Synonyms
nap,
kip (British, slang),
snooze (informal),
little sleep,
forty winks (informal),
shuteye (slang),
zizz (British, informal)
in the sense of doze
Definition
to sleep lightly or for a short period
For a while she dozed fitfully.
Synonyms
nap,
nod,
kip (British, slang),
snooze (informal),
sleep lightly,
zizz (British, informal)

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