Crossword clues for nap
- Carpet fuzz
- Break in the day
- Occasion to recharge
- Recharging aid
- Toddler's need
- Be off guard
- What you may do when you're beat
- See 92-Down
- Recover from an all-nighter, say
- Go out for a while?
- It can be felt on felt
- Quick refreshment
- Some fuzz
- Part of a baby's daily schedule
- Day care break
- Something Garfield often takes
- Not pay attention at all
- Quiet break
- Get some Z's
- Power ___
- Quick time-out
- Experience a minor crash?
- Recharge midday
- Fail as a night guard, say
- Few Z's
- Spend time in a hammock, say
- Tennis ball fuzz
- Preschool break
- Take a time out?
- Be out for a bit?
- Brief siesta
- A short sleep (usually not in bed)
- A period of time spent sleeping
- A soft or fuzzy surface texture
- What a baby needs
- Downy coating
- Suede surface
- Catch a Z or two
- Rya feature
- Part of a baby's routine
- Cards raise this
- Baize feature
- Be careless or unguarded
- Feature of baize
- Infant's daily break
- Aspect of velvet
- Teasel raises it
- Short sleep
- Part of a baby's day
- Carpet down
- It makes towels plushy
- Tot's timeout
- Tot's time-out
- The pause that refreshes?
- It may help you "catch up"
- Softness provider
- Suede feature
- Drop off for a bit
- Kindergarten break
- More than nod
- Forty winks
- Raised fiber
- Not pay attention
- 40 winks
- Downy surface
- Drop off, maybe
- Afternoon break
- Towel feature
- Nod off
- Day break
- Time out?
- Break of a sort
- Flannel feature
- Velvet pile
- Day break?
- Short snooze
- Get a little shuteye
- A few Z's
- Down-and-out time?
- Brief time out?
- Not be alert
- Short respite
- Afternoon treat, maybe
- Catch a few Z's
- High fiber?
- Quick shuteye
- Quick rest
- Tennis ball feature
- Quick refresher
- Pause that refreshes
- Be off one's guard
- Go out for a bit?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nap \Nap\ (n[a^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Napped (n[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Napping (n[a^]p"p[i^]ng).] [OE. nappen, AS. hn[ae]ppian to take a nap, to slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to bend one's self, Icel. hnipna, hn[=i]pa, to droop.]
To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze.
To be in a careless, secure state; to be unprepared; as, to be caught napping.
I took thee napping, unprepared.
Nap \Nap\, n.
A short sleep; a doze; a siesta.
Nap \Nap\, n. [OE. noppe, AS. hnoppa; akin to D. nop, Dan. noppe, LG. nobbe.]
Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; as, the nap of cotton flannel or of broadcloth.
pl. The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.
Nap \Nap\, v. t. To raise, or put, a nap on.
Nap \Nap\, n. Same as Napoleon, 1, below.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"downy surface of cloth," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German noppe "nap, tuft of wool," probably introduced by Flemish cloth-workers. Cognate with Old English hnoppian "to pluck," ahneopan "pluck off," Old Swedish niupa "to pinch," Gothic dis-hniupan "to tear."
Old English hnappian "to doze, sleep lightly," of unknown origin, apparently related to Old High German hnaffezan, German dialectal nafzen, Norwegian napp. Related: Napped; napping.
"short spell of sleep," c.1300, from nap (v.). With take (v.) from c.1400.
"to furnish with a nap, raise the nap of," 1610s, from nap (n.1).
Etymology 1 n. A short period of sleep, especially one during the day vb. 1 to have a nap; to sleep for a short period of time, especially during the day 2 to be off one's guard Etymology 2
n. A soft or fuzzy surface on fabric or leather. vb. to form or raise a soft or fuzzy surface on (fabric or leather) Etymology 3
n. 1 (context British English) A type of bet in British horse racing, based on the experts' best tips 2 (context uncountable card games English) A card game in which players take tricks; properly (term: Napoleon) 3 A bid to take five tricks in the card game Napoleon. Etymology 4
vb. (context obsolete English) to grab; to nab Etymology 5
vb. (context cooking English) To cover (something) with a sauce (usually in passive)
n. a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap" [syn: sleep]
a soft or fuzzy surface texture
the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave; "for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction" [syn: pile]
a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes [syn: Napoleon]
A nap is a short period of sleep.
Nap or NAP may also refer to:
Primarily, nap is the raised (fuzzy) surface on certain kinds of cloth, such as velvet. Nap can refer additionally to other surfaces that look like the surface of a napped cloth, such as the surface of a felt or beaver hat.
Starting around the 14th century, the word referred originally to the roughness of woven cloth before it was sheared. When cloth, especially woollen cloth, is woven, the surface of the cloth is not smooth, and this roughness is the nap. Generally the cloth is then 'sheared' to create an even surface, and the nap is thus removed. A person who trimmed the surface of cloth with shears to remove any excess nap was known as a shearman.
A nap is a short period of sleep, typically taken between the hours of 9am and 9pm as an adjunct to the usual nocturnal sleep period. Naps are most often taken as a response to drowsiness during waking hours. A nap is a form of biphasic or polyphasic sleep, where the latter terms also include longer periods of sleep in addition to one single period. Cultural attitudes toward napping during the work day vary. In many Western cultures, children and the elderly are expected to nap during the day and are provided with designated periods and locations to do so. In these same cultures, most working adults are not expected to sleep during the day and napping on the job is widely considered unacceptable. Other cultures (especially those in hot climates) serve their largest meals at midday, with allowance for a nap period ( siesta) afterwards before returning to work.
Usage examples of "nap".
Christian was, Hopeful had taken a nap, as he so confidingly called it--a fatal nap in that arbour built by the enemy of pilgrims, just on purpose for the young and the ignorant, the inexperienced and the self-indulgent.
He had only allowed himself a two-hour nap while Anoshi and Bap dropped safely off to sleep.
Mijnheer Beek took longer than usual to settle for his after-lunch nap the next day.
I was so exhausted from pain, I had to take a two-hour nap to be able to go to the Ice Capades with Lindsay.
Walton selected a private room, lunched lightly on baked chlorella steak and filtered rum, and dialed a twelve-minute nap.
How long until page 27, the culling song, gets read to fifty kids before nap time?
The deafening roll of the thunder awoke Washington White from a short nap, and the darkey was not at all sure that he was safe from the lightning bolts.
Perhaps Sir would consider an after dinner digestif and a post-prandial nap instead?
He felt his spirits lift, and his time as a dormouse had already become nothing more in his head than the remnants of a dream, as if he had merely taken an afternoon nap in front of the kitchen fire and was now wide awake once more.
He had hopes, too, of ultimately catching the good attorney napping, and leading him too, bound and docile, into his ergastulum, although he was himself just now in jeopardy from that quarter.
Leo sometimes caught naps while Erith slept and fed in the afternoon, but still collapsed like the exhausted man he was from midnight to dawn.
The Fam spent most of her time with Straif, demanding petting, curling to nap on his lap when he worked in his ResidenceDen, sometimes sneaking into the bed during the middle of the night and sleeping next to Straif.
Women sometimes became hewers, but it was rare: when wielding the pick or hammer most women could not hit hard enough, and it took them too long to win the coal from the face, The men always took a nap when they came home.
Williard took his usual nap after chow, then rounded up Tex, Heavy and Junkman for the trip to Long Binh.
Amos went up to his room to take a nap and I started cleaning up things downstairs where Libbet worked yesterday.