Antonyms for nap

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : nap
Phonetic Transcription : næp

Definition of nap

Origin :
  • "downy surface of cloth," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German noppe "nap, tuft of wool," probably introduced by Flemish cloth-workers. Cognate with Old English hnoppian "to pluck," ahneopan "pluck off," Old Swedish niupa "to pinch," Gothic dis-hniupan "to tear."
  • noun short, light sleep
  • noun grain of material
  • verb take a short, light sleep
Example sentences :
  • Only some chips that I'm saving till mother has her nap out.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Mary dismissed Garson presently, and betook herself to her bedroom for a nap.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • You feel sleepy after your meals, and willingly enjoy a nap?
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • How long my nap lasted, or what took place in the interval, I cannot say.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The man did not stay long, however, and I got a nap as soon as he disappeared.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Her husband had been taking a nap in the sitting-room, and he came out, rubbing his eyes.
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
  • That's as near a nap as I get—when the pictures mix up some.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • There's my nap after dinner—an hour—they're extremely welcome to that, and to make the most of it.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • But to-day, perhaps because of her nap in the cave, she had no desire for sleep.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • When he has departed for his nap, McCarthy and I get to work on the medicine.
  • Extract from : « The Stark Munro Letters » by J. Stark Munro

Synonyms for nap

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