Antonyms for naps

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

Definition of naps

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 :
  • And do you go over to Lucca, and raise me a few Naps on my 'rose-amethyst' ring.
  • Extract from : « One Of Them » by Charles James Lever
  • I've got some fifty Naps by me—tame elephants—that are sure to entrap others.
  • Extract from : « A Rent In A Cloud » by Charles James Lever
  • Then Mun Bun and Margy awakened from their naps, and they, too, wanted rides.
  • Extract from : « Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's » by Laura Lee Hope
  • “He busted in on us while we were taking our afternoon naps,” said Jimmy, weakly.
  • Extract from : « Across the Mesa » by Jarvis Hall
  • I know one to be had a bargain,—a bagatelle,—five hundred naps a-year.
  • Extract from : « The Parisians, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The women said their prayers, took their naps, and wove their lace there.
  • Extract from : « Ramona » by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • She, the moon, goes into the same hole as her husband to sleep her naps.
  • Extract from : « Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 » by Andrew Lang
  • We have coats that defy fashions, require no tailors, and never lose their naps.
  • Extract from : « The Monikins » by J. Fenimore Cooper
  • As it began to get towards the end of winter his naps were shorter.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of Bobby Coon » by Thornton W. Burgess
  • There were not many people in the car, and they were absorbed in their own books, gossips, or naps.
  • Extract from : « We Can't Have Everything » by Rupert Hughes

Synonyms for naps

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019