nap

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."

Primary Meanings of nap

1.
nv
sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
take a siesta
2.
n
a soft or fuzzy surface texture
3.
n
a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
4.
n
the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
Full Definitions of nap
1

n sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

Synonyms:
cat sleep, catnap, forty winks, short sleep, snooze
Types:
siesta
a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)
zizz
a nap
Type of:
sleeping
the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate

n a period of time spent sleeping

“there wasn't time for a nap
Synonyms:
sleep
Types:
beauty sleep
sleep before midnight
kip
sleep
Type of:
period, period of time, time period
an amount of time

v take a siesta

“She naps everyday after lunch for an hour”
Synonyms:
catch a wink, catnap
Types:
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
2

n a soft or fuzzy surface texture

Type of:
texture
the feel of a surface or a fabric
3

n a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes

Synonyms:
Napoleon
Type of:
card game, cards
a game played with playing cards
4

n the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave

Synonyms:
pile
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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