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  • n  a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    he didn't get enough sleep last night
  • n  a torpid state resembling deep sleep
  • n  a period of time spent sleeping
    he felt better after a little sleep
  • n  euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
    they had to put their family pet to sleep
  • v  be asleep
  • v  be able to accommodate for sleeping
    This tent sleeps six people

  • In the first study to associate meal timing with degree of weight gain, sleep scientists at Northwestern University compared two groups of mice, each placed on opposite feeding .
  • Long before Novelist AldousHuxley conceived of a Brave New World where schoolkids could learn their lessons through "hypnopaedia" (sleep-teaching), a less talented novelist wrote.
  • I usually sleep no more than five or six hours a night.
News & Articles


  • Humberto Moreira in New Zealand Herald
    That means there are 40,000 people who don't have any place to sleep,Governor Humberto Moreira told the Televisa network.
  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    She has gone home,Mr. Obama said, his voice tinged with emotion as he briefly spoke of her death at a campaign rally here. "She died peacefully in her sleep with my sister at her side, so there's great joy instead of tears."
  • Graeme McDowell in New York Times
    He's got to go home and sleep on a three-shot lead,McDowell said. "We'll see how he feels tomorrow."

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