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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sleep, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slept p. pr. & vb. n. Sleeping.]
 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.
    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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slept imp. & p. p. of Sleep.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a natural and periodic state of rest during which
           consciousness of the world is suspended; "he didn't get
           enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless
           slumber" [syn: slumber]
      2: a torpid state resembling sleep
      3: a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a
         little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap" [syn: nap]
      4: euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a
         bed and in a tomb); "she was laid to rest beside her
         husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep"
         [syn: rest, eternal rest, eternal sleep, quietus]
      v 1: be asleep [syn: kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's]
           [ant: wake]
      2: be able to accommodate for sleeping; "This tent sleeps six
      [also: slept]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See sleep