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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sleep \Sleep\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Slept}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sleeping}.] [OE. slepen, AS. sl?pan; akin to OFries. sl?pa, OS. sl[=a]pan, D. slapen, OHG. sl[=a]fan, G. schlafen, Goth. sl?pan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. {Lapse}.]

1. To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber. --Chaucer.

Watching at the head of these that sleep. --Milton.

2. Figuratively: (a) To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.

We sleep over our happiness. --Atterbury. (b) To be dead; to lie in the grave.

Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. --1 Thess. iv. 14. (c) To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps.

How sweet the moonlight sleep upon this bank! --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sleeping \Sleep"ing\, 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 {Dormant}.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sleeping

adjective

1: lying with head on paws as if sleeping [syn: {dormant(ip)}, {sleeping}]

noun

1: the state of being asleep [ant: {waking}]

2: quiet and inactive restfulness [syn: {quiescence}, {quiescency}, {dormancy}, {sleeping}]

3: the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate


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