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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To take a light nap; doze.
  • n. A brief light sleep.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To sleep, especially briefly; to nap.
  • v. To pause; to postpone for a short while.
  • n. A period of sleep; a nap.
  • n. Something boring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short sleep; a nap.
  • intransitive v. To doze; to drowse; to take a short nap; to slumber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To slumber; take a short nap.
  • n. A short nap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. sleep lightly or for a short period of time
  • n. sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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