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Meaning of NAP

Pronunciation:  nap

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short sleep (usually not in bed)
  2. [n]  a soft or fuzzy surface texture
  3. [n]  a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep"; "a brief nap"
  4. [v]  take a siesta; "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"

NAP is a 3 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: cat sleep, catch a wink, catnap, catnap, forty winks, short sleep, sleep, snooze
 See Also: beauty sleep, catch some Z's, doze, drowse, kip, kip, log Z's, period, period of time, siesta, sleep, sleeping, slumber, snooze, texture, time period, zizz



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nap\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Napped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Napping}.] [OE. nappen, AS. hn[ae]ppian to take a nap, to
    slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to bend one's self, Icel. hnipna,
    hn[=i]pa, to droop.]
    1. To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze. --Chaucer.
    2. To be in a careless, secure state. --Wyclif.
             I took thee napping, unprepared.      --Hudibras.
  2. \Nap\, n.
    A short sleep; a doze; a siesta. --Cowper.
  3. \Nap\, n. [OE. noppe, AS. hnoppa; akin to D. nop, Dan.
    noppe, LG. nobbe.]
    1. Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an
       external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers
       forming part of the substance of anything, and lying
       smoothly in one direction; the pile; -- as, the nap of
       cotton flannel or of broadcloth.
    2. pl. The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.
  4. \Nap\, v. t.
    To raise, or put, a nap on.
  5. \Nap\, n.
    Same as {Napoleon}, 1, below.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are taking a nap, suggests that you need to take a little time off to relax and take it easy. Give yourself a break.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blanket drill, break, cat nap, catnap, dover, doze, drowse, feel, finish, forty winks, grain, granular texture, indentation, interlude, intermission, knub, let up, nub, oversleep, pause, pile, pit, pock, protuberance, relax, respite, rest, saw logs, saw wood, shag, siesta, sleep, sleep soundly, slumber, snooze, snore, spot of sleep, structure, surface, surface texture, take a nap, texture, unlax, wale, weave, wink, wink of sleep, woof