Definitions for: Sleeping


[n] the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
[n] quiet and inactive restfulness
[n] the state of being asleep
[adj] (heraldry) lying with head on paws as if sleeping



Webster (1913) Definition: Sleep"ing,
a. & n. from Sleep.

Sleeping car, a railway car or carrriage, arranged with
apartments and berths for sleeping.

Sleeping partner (Com.), a dormant partner. See under
Dormant.

Sleeping table (Mining), a stationary inclined platform on
which pulverized ore is washed; a kind of buddle.

Synonyms: dormancy, dormant(ip), quiescence, quiescency, unerect

Antonyms: waking

See Also: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, cat sleep, catnap, doze, dream, dreaming, drowse, ease, forty winks, nap, noctambulation, noctambulism, relaxation, repose, rest, short sleep, sleep, sleep talking, sleepwalking, slumber, snooze, somnambulation, somnambulism, somniloquism, somniloquy, vegetation

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