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Definition of Sleep


  1. imp. of Sleep. Slept.
  2. To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber.
  3. To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.
  4. To be dead; to lie in the grave.
  5. To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps.
  6. To be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.
  7. To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.
  8. A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state.

Sleep Quotations

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
Anthony Burgess

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
William Blake

Sleep is the best meditation. - Dalai Lama
Sleep is the best meditation.
Dalai Lama

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Earl Nightingale
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Sleep Translations

sleep in Dutch is slapen, maffen
sleep in French is pioncer, dormez, dormir, sommeil, dormons, dorment
sleep in German is Schlaf, Schlaf, schlafen
sleep in Italian is dormire, sonno, dormicchiare
sleep in Latin is quiesco, somnus
sleep in Portuguese is dormir, sono
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