Word forms: naps
1. countable noun
If you have a nap, you have a short sleep, usually during the day. ⇒ Use your lunch hour to have a nap in your chair. ⇒ I might take a little nap.
If you nap, you sleep for a short period of time, usually during the day. [V] ⇒ An elderly person may nap during the day and then sleep only five hours a night.
3. singular noun The nap of a carpet or of a cloth such as velvet is the top layer of short threads, which usually lie smoothly in one direction.
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