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Definition 1: an unexpected hit - [noun denoting act]

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

  • that movie was the sleeper of the summer

(sleeper is a kind of ...) a conspicuous success

"that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career" "that new Broadway show is a real smasher" "the party went with a bang"

(sleeper is used in the usage domain ...) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Definition 2: tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for sleeper in the sense of this definition

(sleeper is a kind of ...) any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes

(... is a member of sleeper) sleepers

Definition 3: a passenger car that has berths for sleeping - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sleeper in the sense of this definition

(sleeper is a kind of ...) a railcar where passengers ride

(sleeper is a part of ...) a private compartment on a sleeping car with three bunks and a toilet

(sleeper is a part of ...) a small private compartment for one on a sleeping car

Definition 4: one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the British call a railroad tie a sleeper

Synonyms for sleeper in the sense of this definition

(sleeper is a kind of ...) a structural member used to stiffen a framework

(... is part of sleeper) a line of track providing a runway for wheels

"he walked along the railroad track"

Definition 5: a piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed - [noun denoting artifact]

(sleeper is a kind of ...) furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

"they had too much furniture for the small apartment" "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

Definition 6: pajamas with feet; worn by children - [noun denoting artifact]

(sleeper is a kind of ...) (usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging; have a jacket top and trousers

Definition 7: a rester who is sleeping - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for sleeper in the sense of this definition

(sleeper is a kind of ...) a person who rests

(... is a kind of sleeper ) someone who is dreaming

(... is a kind of sleeper ) a person who sleeps a lot

(... is a kind of sleeper ) a person who is sleeping soundly

(... is a kind of sleeper ) someone who walks about in their sleep

(... is a kind of sleeper ) someone who snores while sleeping

(... is a kind of sleeper ) someone who talks while asleep

Definition 8: an unexpected achiever of success - [noun denoting person]

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

  • the winner was a true sleeper--no one expected him to get it

(sleeper is a kind of ...) a person with a record of successes

"his son would never be the achiever that his father was" "only winners need apply" "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"

Definition 9: a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal - [noun denoting person]

(sleeper is a kind of ...) someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks

(sleeper is a kind of ...) (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors

(sleeper is a kind of ...) a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities

(... is a member of sleeper) a nest of sleepers awaiting a prearranged signal

"sleeper nests of Islamic terrorists were capable of launching major attacks in Europe"

(sleeper belongs to category ...) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

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