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NAP (napped, napping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nap mean? 

NAP (noun)
  The noun NAP has 5 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: NAP used as a noun is common.


NAP (verb)
  The verb NAP has 1 sense:

1. take a siesta

  Familiarity information: NAP used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NAP (noun)


Sense 1nap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A period of time spent sleeping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

nap; sleep

Context examples:

he felt better after a little sleep / there wasn't time for a nap

Hypernyms ("nap" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nap"):

beauty sleep (sleep before midnight)

kip (sleep)


Sense 2nap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A soft or fuzzy surface texture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("nap" is a kind of...):

texture (the feel of a surface or a fabric)


Sense 3nap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

nap; pile

Context example:

for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction

Hypernyms ("nap" is a kind of...):

thread; yarn (a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving)


Sense 4nap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

cat sleep; catnap; forty winks; short sleep; snooze; nap

Hypernyms ("nap" is a kind of...):

sleeping (the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nap"):

siesta (a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries))

zizz (a nap)


Sense 5nap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

Napoleon; nap

Hypernyms ("nap" is a kind of...):

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)


NAP (verb)


Sense 1nap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take a siesta

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

catch a wink; catnap; nap

Context example:

She naps everyday after lunch for an hour

Hypernyms (to "nap" is one way to...):

catch some Z's; kip; log Z's; sleep; slumber (be asleep)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "nap"):

doze; drowse; snooze (sleep lightly or for a short period of time)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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