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sleep

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
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62 in 58 verses (in OT : 53 in 50 verses) (in NT : 9 in 8 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

sleepimp. 
     imp. of Sleep. Slept.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
sleepv. i. [OE. slepen, AS. slpan; akin to OFries. slpa, OS. slāpan, D. slapen, OHG. slāfan, G. schlafen, Goth. slpan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. Lapse.].
  •  To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Watching at the head of these that sleep."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.  [1913 Webster]
    "We sleep over our happiness."  [1913 Webster]
    "Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him."  [1913 Webster]
    "How sweet the moonlight sleep upon this bank!"  [1913 Webster]
sleepv. t. 
  •  To be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.  Tennyson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.  Blackw. Mag.  [1913 Webster]
To sleep away, to spend in sleep; as, to sleep away precious time. -- To sleep off, to become free from by sleep; as, to sleep off drunkeness or fatigue.
sleepn. [AS. sl; akin to OFries. sl, OS. slāp, D. slaap, OHG. slāf, G. schlaf, Goth. sl. See Sleep, v. i.].
     A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    " Sleep is attended by a relaxation of the muscles, and the absence of voluntary activity for any rational objects or purpose. The pulse is slower, the respiratory movements fewer in number but more profound, and there is less blood in the cerebral vessels. It is susceptible of greater or less intensity or completeness in its control of the powers."  [1913 Webster]
    "O sleep, thou ape of death."  [1913 Webster]
Sleep of plants (Bot.), a state of plants, usually at night, when their leaflets approach each other, and the flowers close and droop, or are covered by the folded leaves.
Syn. -- Slumber; repose; rest; nap; doze; drowse.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

sleep, n. & v.
--n.
1 a condition of body and mind such as that which normally recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.
2 a period of sleep (shall try to get a sleep).
3 a state like sleep, such as rest, quiet, negligence, or death.
4 the prolonged inert condition of hibernating animals.
5 a substance found in the corners of the eyes after sleep.
--v. (past and past part. slept)
1 intr. a be in a state of sleep. b fall asleep.
2 intr. (foll. by at, in, etc.) spend the night.
3 tr. provide sleeping accommodation for (the house sleeps six).
4 intr. (foll. by with, together) have sexual intercourse, esp. in bed.
5 intr. (foll. by on, over) not decide (a question) until the next day.
6 intr. (foll. by through) fail to be woken by.
7 intr. be inactive or dormant.
8 intr. be dead; lie in the grave.
9 tr. a (foll. by off) remedy by sleeping (slept off his hangover). b (foll. by away) spend in sleeping (sleep the hours away).
10 intr. (of a top) spin so steadily as to seem motionless.

Idiom
get to sleep manage to fall asleep. go to sleep 1 enter a state of sleep.
2 (of a limb) become numbed by pressure. in one's sleep while asleep. last sleep death. let sleeping dogs lie avoid stirring up trouble. put to sleep 1 anaesthetize.
2 kill (an animal) painlessly. sleep around colloq. be sexually promiscuous.
sleep in
1 remain asleep later than usual in the morning.
2 sleep by night at one's place of work. sleeping-bag a lined or padded bag to sleep in esp. when camping etc. Sleeping Beauty a fairy-tale heroine who slept for 100 years. sleeping-car (or -carriage) a railway coach provided with beds or berths. sleeping-draught a drink to induce sleep. sleeping partner a partner not sharing in the actual work of a firm. sleeping-pill a pill to induce sleep. sleeping policeman a ramp etc. in the road intended to cause traffic to reduce speed. sleeping sickness any of several tropical diseases with extreme lethargy caused by a trypanosome transmitted by a tsetse-fly bite. sleeping-suit a child's one-piece night-garment. sleep-learning learning by hearing while asleep. sleep like a log (or top) sleep soundly. the sleep of the just sound sleep. sleep out sleep by night out of doors, or not at one's place of work. sleep-out n. Austral. & NZ a veranda, porch, or outbuilding providing sleeping accommodation.
Etymology
OE slep, sl{aelig}p (n.), slepan, sl{aelig}pan (v.) f. Gmc

THESAURUS

sleep

KO, annihilation, ataraxia, ataraxy, bane, be caught napping, be neglectful, be negligent, beauty sleep, beddy-bye, bedtime, biological death, blackout, blanket drill, bye-bye, calmness, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, catnap, cessation of life, clinical death, coma, comfort, composure, contemplation, crossing the bar, curtains, death, death knell, debt of nature, decease, default, demise, departure, disregard, dissolution, doom, doss, doze, dreamland, drop off, drowse, dying, ease, ebb of life, end, end of life, ending, eternal rest, exit, expiration, extinction, extinguishment, fail, faint, final summons, finger of death, fitful sleep, forty winks, fust, gloss over, going, going off, grave, grayout, hand of death, hang fire, hibernation, idle, ignore, imperturbability, inactivity, jaws of death, kayo, knell, knockout, land of Nod, lapse, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, leaving life, let go, let ride, let slide, let slip, light sleep, lipothymia, lipothymy, lose sight of, lose track of, loss of life, lucid stillness, making an end, marmoreal repose, nap, neglect, nirvana, nirvana principle, nod, nod off, not care for, not get involved, not heed, not think, nothingness, oblivion, obliviousness, overlook, oversleep, parting, pass over, passing, passing away, passing over, peace, peacefulness, perishing, placidity, placidness, pound, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quietism, quietness, quietude, quietus, relax, relaxation, release, repose, rest, restfulness, reward, satori, saw logs, saw wood, semiconsciousness, senselessness, sentence of death, serenity, shades of death, shadow of death, shut-eye, siesta, silence, silken repose, sleep soundly, sleepland, sleepwalking, slumber, slumberland, smolder, snooze, snoozle, snore, somatic death, somnambulism, somniloquy, somnus, stagnate, stillness, stupor, summons of death, swoon, syncope, take a nap, take for granted, tranquillity, unbuttoned ease, unconsciousness, vegetate, winter sleep, wise passiveness

ROGET THESAURUS

sleep

Inactivity

N inactivity, inaction, inertness, obstinacy, lull, quiescence, rust, rustiness, idleness, remissness, sloth, indolence, indiligence, dawdling, ergophobia, otiosity, dullness, languor, segnity, segnitude, lentor, sluggishness, procrastination, torpor, torpidity, torpescence, stupor, somnolence, drowsiness, nodding, oscitation, oscitancy, pandiculation, hypnotism, lethargy, statuvolence heaviness, heavy eyelids, sleep, slumber, sound sleep, heavy sleep, balmy sleep, Morpheus, Somnus, coma, trance, ecstasis, dream, hibernation, nap, doze, snooze, siesta, wink of sleep, forty winks, snore, hypnology, dull work, pottering, relaxation, Castle of Indolence, lullaby, sedative, tranquilizer, hypnotic, sleeping pill, relaxant, anaesthetic, general anaesthetic, torpedo, idler, drone, droil, dawdle, mopus, do- little faineant, dummy, sleeping partner, afternoon farmer, truant, bummer, loafer, goldbrick, goldbicker, lounger, lazzarone, lubber, lubbard, slow coach (slow, ), opium eater, lotus eater, slug, lag, sluggard, slugabed, slumberer, dormouse, marmot, waiter on Providence, fruges consumere natus, inactive, motionless, unoccupied, unbusied, indolent, lazy, slothful, idle, lusk, remiss, slack, inert, torpid, sluggish, otiose, languid, supine, heavy, dull, leaden, lumpish, exanimate, soulless, listless, drony, dronish, lazy as Ludlam's dog, dilatory, laggard, lagging, slow, rusty, flagging, lackadaisical, maudlin, fiddle-faddle, pottering, shilly-shally, sleeping asleep, fast asleep, dead asleep, sound asleep, in a sound sleep, sound as a top, dormant, comatose, in the arms of Morpheus, in the lap of Morpheus, sleepy, sleepful, dozy, drowsy, somnolent, torpescent, lethargic, lethargical, somnifacient, statuvolent, statuvolic, heavy, heavy with sleep, napping, somnific, somniferous, soporous, soporific, soporiferous, hypnotic, balmy, dreamy, unawakened, unawakened, sedative, inactively, at leisure, the eyes begin to draw straws, bankrupt of life yet prodigal of ease, better 50 years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay, idly busy rolls their world away, the mystery of folded sleep, the timely dew of sleep, thou driftest gently down the tides of sleep, tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep.

VB be inactive, do nothing, move slowly, let the grass grow under one's feet, take one's time, dawdle, drawl, droil, lag, hang back, slouch, loll, lollop, lounge, poke, loaf, loiter, go to sleep over, sleep at one's post, ne battre que d'une aile, take it easy, take things as they come, lead an easy life, vegetate, swim with the stream, eat the bread of idleness, loll in the lap of luxury, loll in the lap of indolence, waste time, consume time, kill time, lose time, burn daylight, waste the precious hours, idle away time, trifle away time, fritter away time, fool away time, spend time in, take time in, peddle, piddle, potter, pudder, dabble, faddle fribble, fiddle-faddle, dally, dilly-dally, sleep, slumber, be asleep, hibernate, oversleep, sleep like a top, sleep like a log, sleep like a dormouse, sleep soundly, heavily, doze, drowze, snooze, nap, take a nap, dream, snore one's best, settle to sleep, go to sleep, go off to sleep, doze off, drop off, fall asleep, drop asleep, close the eyes, seal up the eyes, seal up eyelids, weigh down the eyelids, get sleep, nod, yawn, go to bed, turn, get some z's, stack z's, languish, expend itself, flag, hang fire, relax, render idle, sluggardize, mitigate.

Repose

N repose, rest, silken repose, sleep, relaxation, breathing time, halt, stay, pause, respite, day of rest, dies non, Sabbath, Lord's day, holiday, red-letter day, vacation, recess, reposing, relaxed, unstrained, unstressed, at rest, The best of men have ever loved repose, to repair our nature with comforting repose.

Insensibility

N insensibility, insensibleness, moral insensibility, inertness, inertia, vis inertiae, impassibility, impassibleness, inappetency, apathy, phlegm, dullness, hebetude, supineness, lukewarmness, cold fit, cold blood, cold heart, coldness, coolness, frigidity, sang froid, stoicism, imperturbation, nonchalance, unconcern, dry eyes, insouciance, recklessness, callousness, heart of stone, stock and stone, marble, deadness, torpor, torpidity, obstupefaction, lethargy, coma, trance, vegetative state, sleep, suspended animation, stupor, stupefaction, paralysis, palsy, numbness, neutrality, quietism, vegetation, insensible, unconscious, impassive, impassible, blind to, deaf to, dead to, unsusceptible, insusceptible, unimpressionable, unimpressible, passionless, spiritless, heartless, soulless, unfeeling, unmoral, apathetic, leuco-, phlegmatic, dull, frigid, cold blooded, cold hearted, cold as charity, flat, maudlin, obtuse, inert, supine, sluggish, torpid, torpedinous, torporific, sleepy, languid, half-hearted, tame, numbed, comatose, anaesthetic, stupefied, chloroformed, drugged, stoned, palsy-stricken, indifferent, lukewarm, careless, mindless, regardless, inattentive, neglectful, disregarding, unconcerned, nonchalant, pococurante, insouciant, sans souci, unambitious, unaffected, unruffled, unimpressed, uninspired, unexcited, unmoved, unstirred, untouched, unshocked, unstruck, unblushing, unanimated, vegetative, callous, thick-skinned, hard-nosed, pachydermatous, impervious, hardened, inured, casehardened, steeled against, proof against, imperturbable, unfelt, insensibly, aequo animo, without being moved, without being touched, without being impressed, in cold blood, with dry eyes, with withers unwrung, never mind, macht nichts, it is of no consequence, it cannot be helped, nothing coming amiss, it is all the same to, it is all one to.

Quiescence

N quiescence, rest, stillness, quiescence, stagnation, stagnancy, fixity, immobility, catalepsy, indisturbance, quietism, quiet, tranquility, calm, repose, peace, dead calm, anticyclone, statue-like repose, silence, not a breath of air, not a mouse stirring, sleep, pause, lull, stand still, standing still, lock, dead lock, dead stop, dead stand, full stop, fix, embargo, resting place, gite, bivouac, home, pillow, haven, goal, quiescent, still, motionless, moveless, fixed, stationary, immotile, at rest at a stand, at a standstill, at anchor, stock, still, standing still, sedentary, untraveled, stay-at-home, becalmed, stagnant, quiet, unmoved, undisturbed, unruffled, calm, restful, cataleptic, immovable, sleeping, silent, still as a statue, still as a post, still as a mouse, still as death, vegetative, vegetating, at a stand, tout court, at the halt, Int, stop!, stay!, avast!, halt!, hold hard!, whoa!, hold!, sabr karo!, requiescat in pace, Deus nobis haec otia fecit, the noonday quiet holds the hill.

Physical Insensibility

N insensibility, physical insensibility, obtuseness, palsy, paralysis, paraesthesia, anaesthesia, sleep, hemiplegia, motor paralysis, vegetable state, coma, anaesthetic agent, opium, ether, chloroform, chloral, nitrous oxide, laughing gas, exhilarating gas, protoxide of nitrogen, refrigeration, insensible, unfeeling, senseless, impercipient, callous, thick- skinned, pachydermatous, hard, hardened, case hardened, proof, obtuse, dull, anaesthetic, comatose, paralytic, palsied, numb, dead.


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