A natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli. During sleep the brain in humans and other mammals undergoes a characteristic cycle of brain-wave activity that includes intervals of dreaming. (noun)
A period of this form of rest. (noun)
A state of inactivity resembling or suggesting sleep; unconsciousness, dormancy, hibernation, or death. (noun)
Botany The folding together of leaflets or petals at night or in the absence of light. (noun)
A crust of dried tears or mucus normally forming around the inner rim of the eye during sleep. (noun)
To be in the state of sleep or to fall asleep. (verb-intransitive)
To be in a condition resembling sleep. (verb-intransitive)
To pass or get rid of by sleeping: slept away the day; went home to sleep off the headache. (verb-transitive)
To provide sleeping accommodations for: This tent sleeps three comfortably. (verb-transitive)
sleep around Informal To be sexually active with more than one partner. (phrasal-verb)
sleep in To sleep at one's place of employment: a butler and a chauffeur who sleep in. (phrasal-verb)
sleep in To oversleep: I missed the morning train because I slept in. (phrasal-verb)
sleep in To sleep late on purpose: After this week's work, I will sleep in on Saturday. (phrasal-verb)
sleep on To think about (something) overnight before deciding. (phrasal-verb)
sleep out To sleep at one's own home, not at one's place of employment. (phrasal-verb)
sleep out To sleep away from one's home. (phrasal-verb)
sleep over To spend the night as a guest in another's home. (phrasal-verb)
sleep together To have sexual relations. (phrasal-verb)
sleep with To have sexual relations with. (phrasal-verb)
log To sleep very deeply. (idiom)
Examples of word Sleep
Wake up brush teeth shower breakfast school [sleep] come home watch t. v do homework here my parents argue eat dinner . watch t. v . finish homework sleep
_A_ may go to sleep quicker than _B_, but cannot _do more sleep_ in a given time.
"I want sleep child," said Miss Webster, "I want _sleep_, leave me alone."
Sometimes her voice breaks the stillness of my chamber in the darkness of night, for I never sleep -- my brain is _too hot for sleep_.
In fundamental contrast with those saws which assume that sleep is disturbed by dreams, we hold the _dream as the guardian of sleep_.