Synonyms of 'sleep'
a state of rest during which the eyes are closed, the muscles and nerves are relaxed, and the mind is unconsciousTry and get some sleep.
Go home and have a rest.
I think I'll take a little nap for an hour or so.
After lunch I had a doze.
The bird is enjoying a snooze.
So you'll be ready for a night's repose?
siesta, , ,
Many cultures have a siesta during the hottest part of the day.
forty winks (informal), ,
to be in or as in the state of sleepI've not been able to sleep for the last few nights.
The older three girls are still slumbering peacefully.
drop off (informal),
I was just dropping off.
For a while she dozed fitfully.
snooze (informal), ,
He snoozed in front of the television.
Dormice hibernate from October to May.
nod off (informal),
The judge appeared to nod off while the witness was being cross-examined.
take a nap, ,
She drowsed for a while.
go out like a light,
take forty winks (informal), ,
be in the land of Nod,
rest in the arms of Morpheus
to have sleeping accommodation for (a certain number)The villa sleeps 10.
Students are accommodated in homes nearby.
The place could just about take 2000 people.
The building will house twelve boys and eight girls.
The small bottles don't seem to hold much.
They questioned me, then lodged me in a children's home.
have space for,
have beds for
See get to sleep
See sleep over
See sleep together
related mania hypnomania
related phobia hypnophobia
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 – The Ancient Mariner]Come, sleep, O sleep, the certain knot of peace,
The baiting place of wit, the balm of woe – Astrophil and Stella]to sleep: perchance to dream – Hamlet]sleep the twin of death – Iliad]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 – Delia]Care-charming Sleep, thou easer of all woes,
Brother to Death – Wit Without Money]I sleep like a baby. I wake up every 10 minutes screaming
One hour's sleep before midnight is worth two after
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in the sense of catnap
to sleep or doze for a short time or intermittently
in the sense of doze
a short sleepAfter lunch I had a doze.
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