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Meaning & Definition of Sleeping in English

English

Sleeping

/slipɪŋ/

noun

1. The state of being asleep

    synonym:
  • sleeping

2. Quiet and inactive restfulness

    synonym:
  • quiescence
  • ,
  • quiescency
  • ,
  • dormancy
  • ,
  • sleeping

3. The suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate

    synonym:
  • sleeping

adjective

1. Lying with head on paws as if sleeping

    synonym:
  • dormant(ip)
  • ,
  • sleeping

Examples of using

Where is the cat sleeping?
Tom was sleeping rough for a while after being evicted from his apartment.
Tom was sleeping when Mary rang the doorbell.