• Sleep Definition & Synonyms
- (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.
- (v. i.) To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (v. i.) To be dead; to lie in the grave.
- (v. t.) To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.
- () imp. of Sleep. Slept.
- (v. i.) To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.
- (v. t.) To be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.
• Sleeper Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A large fresh-water gobioid fish (Eleotris dormatrix).
- (n.) A nurse shark. See under Nurse.
- (n.) An animal that hibernates, as the bear.
- (n.) The lowest, or bottom, tier of casks.
- (n.) A sleeping car.
- (n.) One of the joists, or roughly shaped timbers, laid directly upon the ground, to receive the flooring of the ground story.
- (n.) Something lying in a reclining posture or position.
- (n.) One who sleeps; a slumberer; hence, a drone, or lazy person.
- (n.) One of the pieces of timber, stone, or iron, on or near the level of the ground, for the support of some superstructure, to steady framework, to keep in place the rails of a railway, etc.; a stringpiece.
- (n.) One of the knees which connect the transoms to the after timbers on the ships quarter.
- (n.) That which lies dormant, as a law.