Sleepiness Sleepless

Sleeping

Meanings and phrases

sleeping

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. lying with head on paws as if sleeping; dormant

sleeping

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the state of being asleep
  2. quiet and inactive restfulness; quiescence; quiescency; dormancy
  3. the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate

Sleeping Beauty

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fairy story: princess under an evil spell who could be awakened only by a prince's kiss

sleeping accommodation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a room used primarily for sleeping; bedroom; sleeping room; chamber; bedchamber

sleeping around

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations; promiscuity; promiscuousness

sleeping bag

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large padded bag designed to be slept in outdoors; usually rolls up like a bedroll
E.g.
  • A less expensive alternative to using a specialized bass drum pillow is to use an old sleeping bag.
  • To keep warm, Hill wrapped herself tight in a sleeping bag, leaving only a small hole for breathing.
  • During a video recorded by Ryan himself from within his sleeping bag, he explained that his hands were too cold to operate either his radio or his stove.

sleeping beauty

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person who is sleeping soundly
  2. a potential takeover target that has not yet been put in play

sleeping capsule

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule); sleeping pill; sleeping tablet; sleeping draught

sleeping car

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a passenger car that has berths for sleeping; sleeper; wagon-lit
E.g.
  • The 6-4-4 sleeping car operated through to Los Angeles.
  • Four conductors were also employed to serve the sitting and sleeping car passengers.
  • The last preserved Class WLAsüge 20 sleeping car is owned by the "Passauer Eisenbahnfreunden".

sleeping draught

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule); sleeping pill; sleeping tablet; sleeping capsule

sleeping hibiscus

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of various plants of the genus Malvaviscus having brilliant bell-shaped drooping flowers like incompletely opened hibiscus flowers; waxmallow; wax mallow

sleeping partner

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a partner (who usually provides capital) whose association with the enterprise is not public knowledge; silent partner

sleeping pill

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule); sleeping tablet; sleeping capsule; sleeping draught

sleeping room

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a room used primarily for sleeping; bedroom; sleeping accommodation; chamber; bedchamber

sleeping sickness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness; sleepy sickness; epidemic encephalitis; lethargic encephalitis; encephalitis lethargica
E.g.
  • Drug advances for sleeping sickness included Germanin and tryparsamide.
  • Melarsoprol Melarsoprol is a medication used for the treatment of sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis).
  • Afterwards, he served in West Africa, in Gabon and French Congo, where he researched malaria, sleeping sickness and pellagra.

sleeping tablet

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule); sleeping pill; sleeping capsule; sleeping draught

sleeping pills

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Investigators found 10 empty bags for sleeping pills in the kitchen bin.
  • Erik is an insomniac, who takes heavy sleeping pills and has marital troubles.
  • He developed a chest infection and could not sleep properly, so he took sleeping pills.

sleeping cars

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A usual consist had two sleeping cars, being increased to three in busier periods.
  • The BR decided from the very beginning that it would operate its own sleeping cars.
  • Unlike most Amtrak long-distance trains, the "Palmetto" does not have sleeping cars.

sleeping quarters

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • These include the sleeping quarters and the corridor of the "secret room".
  • The sleeping quarters are kept clear of shells, and feces are stored in refuse tunnels.
  • The sleeping quarters, officer's room, locker room and bathroom are on the second floor.

sleeping together

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She rushes to prevent the pair from sleeping together.
  • They end up kissing and sleeping together.
  • The atmosphere heats up and they end up sleeping together.

sleeping bags

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Products include tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags.
  • Much of the equipment, including sleeping bags, clothing and cooking stoves, also needed to be designed from scratch.
  • Both Cutshall and Allen were killed with a .45-caliber Marlin rifle as they slept in their sleeping bags on the beach.
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