If you’re really tired during the day, go ahead and take a nap, even if you have to hide under your desk. A nap is a brief sleep. Good night.

When you take a nap, you rest, usually during the daytime. In some cultures, everybody naps after lunch, while in other places naps are only for young children and elderly people. Sigh. A second meaning of nap is "slightly fuzzy texture," like the nap of a jacket or the nap of a rug. This kind of nap stems from the Middle Low German noppe, "tuft of wool."

Definitions of nap
  1. noun
    sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
    synonyms: cat sleep, catnap, forty winks, short sleep, snooze
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    a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)
    a nap
    type of:
    the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
  2. noun
    a period of time spent sleeping
    “there wasn't time for a nap
    synonyms: sleep
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    beauty sleep
    sleep before midnight
    type of:
    period, period of time, time period
    an amount of time
  3. verb
    take a siesta
    “She naps everyday after lunch for an hour”
    synonyms: catch a wink, catnap
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    doze, drowse, snooze
    sleep lightly or for a short period of time
    type of:
    catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber
    be asleep
  4. noun
    a soft or fuzzy surface texture
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    type of:
    the feel of a surface or a fabric
  5. noun
    a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
    synonyms: Napoleon
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    type of:
    card game, cards
    a game played with playing cards
  6. noun
    the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
    synonyms: pile
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    type of:
    thread, yarn
    a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
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