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Meaning & Definition of Sleep in English

English

Sleep

/slip/

noun

1. A natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended

  • "He didn't get enough sleep last night"
  • "Calm as a child in dreamless slumber"
    synonym:
  • sleep
  • ,
  • slumber

2. A torpid state resembling deep sleep

    synonym:
  • sleep
  • ,
  • sopor

3. A period of time spent sleeping

  • "He felt better after a little sleep"
  • "There wasn't time for a nap"
    synonym:
  • sleep
  • ,
  • nap

4. Euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

  • "She was laid to rest beside her husband"
  • "They had to put their family pet to sleep"
    synonym:
  • rest
  • ,
  • eternal rest
  • ,
  • sleep
  • ,
  • eternal sleep
  • ,
  • quietus

verb

1. Be asleep

    synonym:
  • sleep
  • ,
  • kip
  • ,
  • slumber
  • ,
  • log Z's
  • ,
  • catch some Z's

2. Be able to accommodate for sleeping

  • "This tent sleeps six people"
    synonym:
  • sleep

Examples of using

How many hours a day do you sleep?
Rock the baby to sleep.
There was such a racket at my house last night, I couldn't sleep.