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Definition 1: sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for nap in the sense of this definition

(nap is a kind of ...) the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate

(... is a kind of nap ) a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)

(... is a kind of nap ) a nap

"Arthur's taking a short zizz"

Definition 2: a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for nap in the sense of this definition

(nap is a kind of ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 3: the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where nap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for nap in the sense of this definition

(nap is a kind of ...) a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

Definition 4: a soft or fuzzy surface texture - [noun denoting attribute]

(nap is a kind of ...) the feel of a surface or a fabric

"the wall had a smooth texture"

Definition 5: a period of time spent sleeping - [noun denoting time]

Samples where nap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for nap in the sense of this definition

(nap is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of nap ) sleep before midnight

(... is a kind of nap ) sleep

"roused him from his kip"

Definition 6: take a siesta - [verb of body]

Samples where nap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She naps everyday after lunch for an hour

Synonyms for nap in the sense of this definition

(nap is a kind of ...) be asleep

(... is a kind of nap ) sleep lightly or for a short period of time

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