Definition of Nap

1. Noun. A period of time spent sleeping. "There wasn't time for a nap"

Exact synonyms: Sleep
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Specialized synonyms: Beauty Sleep, Kip
Derivative terms: Sleep, Sleep



2. Verb. Take a siesta. "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"
Exact synonyms: Catch A Wink, Catnap
Generic synonyms: Catch Some Z's, Kip, Log Z's, Sleep, Slumber
Specialized synonyms: Doze, Drowse, Snooze
Derivative terms: Catnap

3. Noun. A soft or fuzzy surface texture.
Generic synonyms: Texture
Derivative terms: Nappy

4. Noun. The yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave. "For uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
Exact synonyms: Pile
Generic synonyms: Thread, Yarn

5. Noun. Sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed).
Exact synonyms: Cat Sleep, Catnap, Forty Winks, Short Sleep, Snooze
Generic synonyms: Sleeping
Specialized synonyms: Siesta, Zizz
Derivative terms: Catnap, Snooze

6. Noun. A card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes.
Exact synonyms: Napoleon
Generic synonyms: Card Game, Cards

Definition of Nap

1. v. i. To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze.

2. n. A short sleep; a doze; a siesta.

3. n. 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.

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

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

Definition of Nap

1. Noun. A short period of sleep, especially one during the day ¹

2. Verb. to have a nap; to sleep for a short period of time, especially during the day ¹

3. Verb. to be off one's guard ¹

4. Noun. A soft or fuzzy surface on fabric or leather ¹

5. Verb. to form or raise a soft or fuzzy surface on (fabric or leather) ¹

6. Noun. (British) A type of bet in British horse racing, based on the experts' best tips ¹

7. Noun. (uncountable games ) A card game in which players take tricks; properly (term Napoleon) ¹

8. Verb. (obsolete) to grab; to nab ¹

9. Verb. (cooking) To cover (something) with a sauce (usually in passive) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nap

1. to sleep briefly [v NAPPED, NAPPING, NAPS]

Medical Definition of Nap

1. 1. Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibres 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. The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet. Origin: OE. Noppe, AS. Hnoppa; akin to D. Nop, Dan. Noppe, LG. Nobbe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nap

nanpie
nanpies
nanpingite
nans
nansy pansy
nantle
nantokite
nanu-nanu
nanukayami
nanukayami fever
nanus
naoi
naology
naos
naoses
nap (current term)
napa
napa cabbage
napaceous
napalm
napalmed
napalming
napalmlike
napalms
napas
nape
nape-crest
nape nevus
nape of the neck
naped

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