Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NAPS

And do you go over to Lucca, and raise me a few Naps on my 'rose-amethyst' ring.

I've got some fifty Naps by me—tame elephants—that are sure to entrap others.

Then Mun Bun and Margy awakened from their naps, and they, too, wanted rides.

“He busted in on us while we were taking our afternoon naps,” said Jimmy, weakly.

I know one to be had a bargain,—a bagatelle,—five hundred naps a-year.

The women said their prayers, took their naps, and wove their lace there.

She, the moon, goes into the same hole as her husband to sleep her naps.

We have coats that defy fashions, require no tailors, and never lose their naps.

As it began to get towards the end of winter his naps were shorter.

There were not many people in the car, and they were absorbed in their own books, gossips, or naps.

WORD ORIGIN

"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."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.