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Meaning of SLEEPING

Pronunciation:  'sleeping

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
  2. [n]  quiet and inactive restfulness
  3. [n]  the state of being asleep
  4. [adj]  (heraldry) lying with head on paws as if sleeping

SLEEPING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: dormancy, dormant(ip), quiescence, quiescency, unerect
 Antonyms: waking
 See Also: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, cat sleep, catnap, doze, dream, dreaming, drowse, ease, forty winks, nap, noctambulation, noctambulism, relaxation, repose, rest, short sleep, sleep, sleep talking, sleepwalking, slumber, snooze, somnambulation, somnambulism, somniloquism, somniloquy, vegetation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
a. & n. from {Sleep}.

{Sleeping car}, a railway car or carrriage, arranged with
   apartments and berths for sleeping.

{Sleeping partner} (Com.), a dormant partner. See under

{Sleeping table} (Mining), a stationary inclined platform on
   which pulverized ore is washed; a kind of buddle.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are sleeping indicates peace of mind. Alternatively, it may also mean that you are ignorant and not fully aware of the conditions and circumstances around you. If you are sleeping with a stranger, suggests that you are avoiding some issue or situation that is being symbolized by the stranger. Perhaps you are refusing to recognize a negative aspect of yourself. Seeing others sleeping, is often a reflection of yourself and your own unconscious mind. It is indicative of how you may not be alert or informed about a particular situation. Sleeping may also be synonymous with death in that it beckons renewal and new beginnings.