Definition of Sleeping

1. Noun. The state of being asleep.

Terms within: Dream, Dreaming
Generic synonyms: Sleep, Slumber
Derivative terms: Sleep
Antonyms: Waking

2. Adjective. Lying with head on paws as if sleeping.
Exact synonyms: Dormant
Category relationships: Heraldry
Similar to: Unerect

3. Noun. Quiet and inactive restfulness.
Exact synonyms: Dormancy, Quiescence, Quiescency
Generic synonyms: Ease, Relaxation, Repose, Rest
Specialized synonyms: Vegetation
Derivative terms: Dormant, Quiescent, Quiescent

4. Noun. The suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate.

Definition of Sleeping

1. Verb. (present participle of sleep) ¹

2. Adjective. asleep ¹

3. Adjective. used for sleep; used to produce sleep. ¹

4. Noun. the state or act of being asleep. ¹

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Definition of Sleeping

1. the act of one that sleeps [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sleeping

1. From Sleep. Sleeping car, a railway car or carrriage, arranged with apartments and berths for sleeping. Sleeping partner, a dormant partner. See Dormant. Sleeping table, a stationary inclined platform on which pulverized ore is washed; a kind of buddle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sleeping

sleeper cell
sleeper cells
sleeper goby
sleeper nest
sleeping (current term)
sleeping around
sleeping at the switch
sleeping bag
sleeping bags
sleeping beauty
sleeping capsule
sleeping car
sleeping cars
sleeping draught
sleeping giant
sleeping giants
sleeping hibiscus
sleeping lions
sleeping off

Literary usage of Sleeping

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"26), the 6th section of which provided as follows : " That the running and using of sleeping cars or coaches on railroads in Tennessee, not owned by the ..."

2. Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mary Huse Eastman (1915)
"sleeping beauty in the wood and other stories. Lansing. Fairy tales, v. 2. ... Briar Rose is a simpler version of the same sleeping beauty in the wood. ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"Fresh-air sleeping rooms for everybody. TH Rogers. 11. Country Life. ... sleeping sickness. Combating the sleeping sickness. Sei. Am. Ehrlich's chemotherapy ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1904)
"Preliminary Xotes on sleeping Sickness. By R. U Moffat, Principal Medical Officer, ... Reports of the sleeping-sickness Commission of the Royal Society. ..."

5. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"Presence of Trypanosoma in sleeping sickness. Rep. SS Comm. ... Adult forms and developmental forms of the Trypanosome found in sleeping sickness. ..."

6. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, Alfred William Pollard, William Caxton (1900)
"CHAPTER III How four queens found Launcelot sleeping, and how by enchantment he was taken and led into a castle. Now leave we these knights prisoners, ..."

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