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  • nounshort, light sleep
  • noungrain of material
  • verbtake a short, light sleep

synonyms for nap

  • break
  • catnap
  • doze
  • interlude
  • intermission
  • nod
  • pause
  • respite
  • rest
  • shuteye
  • siesta
  • snooze
  • spot
  • few z's
  • forty winks
  • microsleep
See also synonyms for: napping / naps
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    How to use nap in a sentence

    The last thing I want to do is spend ANY amount of time in my hotel room, because inevitably I will gravitate toward taking a nap.
    TRIED AND TRUE TRICKS FOR GETTING OVER JET LAGRACHEL KINGDECEMBER 27, 2020FORTUNE
    I do not think they chose to wait until the Politics Report bedded down for the long winter nap but I suspect they maybe did.
    POLITICS REPORT: SHIRLEY WEBER’S SHOES TO FILLSCOTT LEWISDECEMBER 26, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    A mask to keep the world at bayBest known for creating an extremely antisocial nap pillow a few years back, Ostrich now has a moderately antisocial eye mask to offer.
    GIFTS FOR THE MOST STRESSED OUT PEOPLE YOU KNOWRACHEL FELTMANDECEMBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
    Much of the team had dozed off for a quick nap or busied themselves tuning up their bicycles.
    HOW BIKING ACROSS AMERICA FORMED AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPRAFFI JOE WARTANIANOCTOBER 8, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
    “Never was a nap person in The Before and yet here we find ourselves,” Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation, recently observed of her own altered habits on Twitter.
    WHY YOU SHOULDN’T FEEL GUILTY FOR NAPPING WHILE WORKING AT HOMESARAH TODDSEPTEMBER 20, 2020QUARTZ
    When North Carolina’s League of Women Voters ran an informal precursor to those teams, volunteers had to go room to room, sometimes waking residents from naps, said Vice President Marian Lewin.
    HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMICBY RYAN MCCARTHY AND JACK GILLUMAUGUST 26, 2020PROPUBLICA
    He ate as many as he wanted and then, as he always felt sleepy after he had eaten, he thought he would lie down and have a nap.
    SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
    Then came dinner and a nap under the trees until the late afternoon, when work began again.
    ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
    However, when the church-bells began, she was turning round in her warm bed for another nap.
    ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
    When it was time for him to have a nap, and mamma went to call him, she noticed that a great many of the dandelions were gone.
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    WORDS RELATED TO NAP

    • extra sleep
    • forty winks
    • full night's sleep
    • nap
    • rest
    • siesta
    • sleep before midnight
    • snooze
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