Definitions for: Nap


[n] a short sleep (usually not in bed)
[n] a soft or fuzzy surface texture
[n] a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep"; "a brief nap"
[v] take a siesta; "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"



Webster (1913) Definition: Nap, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Napped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Napping.] [OE. nappen, AS. hn[ae]ppian to take a nap, to
slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to bend one's self, Icel. hnipna,
hn[=i]pa, to droop.]
1. To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze. --Chaucer.

2. To be in a careless, secure state. --Wyclif.

I took thee napping, unprepared. --Hudibras.


Nap, n.
A short sleep; a doze; a siesta. --Cowper.


Nap, n. [OE. noppe, AS. hnoppa; akin to D. nop, Dan.
noppe, LG. nobbe.]
1. Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an
external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers
forming part of the substance of anything, and lying
smoothly in one direction; the pile; -- as, the nap of
cotton flannel or of broadcloth.

2. pl. The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.
--Knight.


Nap, v. t.
To raise, or put, a nap on.


Nap, n.
Same as Napoleon, 1, below.

Synonyms: cat sleep, catch a wink, catnap, catnap, forty winks, short sleep, sleep, snooze

See Also: beauty sleep, catch some Z's, doze, drowse, kip, kip, log Z's, period, period of time, siesta, sleep, sleeping, slumber, snooze, texture, time period, zizz

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