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Meaning of nap

nap

Pronunciation: (nap), [key]
— v., n. napped, nap•ping,
—v.i.
  1. to sleep for a short time; doze.
  2. to be off one's guard: The question caught him napping.
—v.t.
  1. to sleep or doze through (a period of time, an activity, etc.) (usually fol. by away): I napped the afternoon away. He naps away most of his classes.
—n.
  1. a brief period of sleep, esp. one taken during daytime: Has the baby had her nap?

nap

Pronunciation: (nap), [key]
— n., v., napped, nap•ping.
—n.
  1. the short fuzzy ends of fibers on the surface of cloth, drawn up in napping.
  2. any downy coating, as on plants.
—v.t.
  1. to raise a nap on.

nap

Pronunciation: (nap), [key]
— n.
  1. napoleon (defs. 2, 3).

-nap

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form extracted fromwith the general sense “abduct or steal in order to collect a ransom”: artnap; petnap; starnap.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • nap (Thesaurus)