napping napping  /ˈnæ pɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a period of time spent sleeping
  2. (n) a soft or fuzzy surface texture
  3. (n) the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
  4. (n) sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
  5. (n) a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
  6. (v) take a siesta
  7. (adj) not prepared or vigilant

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Yet most businesses still reject public napping.
  2. Sara Maghen, 17, leaves school one period early this semester, but she isn't spending the time chatting online with friends or napping at the beach.
  3. A PTI photo essay on May 31 - June 5: A crescent sun over Beirut, a brief protest in Mexico City and a gorilla in the midst of napping.

News

  1. Millions transferred when bank worker falls asleep on the job

    Power napping has many fans, but falling asleep at the desk could have cost one German bank millions and an employee her job.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WQAD Moline

  2. Dozing at your desk can be costly, as German bank finds out

    Power napping has many fans, but falling asleep at the desk could have cost one German bank millions and an employee her job.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  3. Sleepy bank clerk's $293 million error

    Power napping has many fans but falling asleep at the desk could have cost one German bank millions and an employee her job.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNN Money

Quotes

  1. "I bug him enough, I guess, and he lets me play with him," Watson said. "It's great. ...... I'm just napping at his feet to see how he works and see how he ticks."
    on Jun 16, 2006 By: Bubba Watson Source: 940 News

  2. "It wasn't Vesa's fault, to be left alone like that," Wilson said. "We got caught napping a little bit."
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Ron Wilson Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "Rondo puts pressure on you defensively with his ability to push the ball up the floor," said Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. "They caught us a lot of times napping and he would push it and get an easy basket."
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Jerry Sloan Source: ESPN

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