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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleep, slumber(noun)

    a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended

    "he didn't get enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"

    Synonyms:
    eternal sleep, nap, sopor, eternal rest, quietus, slumber, rest

    Antonyms:
    wake

  2. sleep, sopor(noun)

    a torpid state resembling deep sleep

    Synonyms:
    eternal sleep, nap, sopor, eternal rest, quietus, slumber, rest

    Antonyms:
    wake

  3. sleep, nap(noun)

    a period of time spent sleeping

    "he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap"

    Synonyms:
    eternal sleep, nap, sopor, eternal rest, snooze, quietus, pile, cat sleep, slumber, forty winks, short sleep, rest, catnap

    Antonyms:
    wake

  4. rest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus(verb)

    euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

    "she was laid to rest beside her husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep"

    Synonyms:
    remainder, relief, sopor, relaxation, respite, repose, balance, ease, residuum, rest, rest period, residual, nap, eternal sleep, residue, eternal rest, slumber, quietus

    Antonyms:
    wake

  5. sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's(verb)

    be asleep

    Synonyms:
    kip, catch some Z's, slumber, log Z's

    Antonyms:
    wake

  6. sleep(verb)

    be able to accommodate for sleeping

    "This tent sleeps six people"

    Synonyms:
    kip, catch some Z's, slumber, log Z's

    Antonyms:
    wake

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sleep

    Ease denotes freedom from cause of disturbance, whether external or internal. Quiet denotes freedom from agitation, or especially from annoying sounds. Rest is a cessation of activity especially of wearying or painful activity. Recreation is some pleasing activity of certain organs or faculties that affords rest to other parts of our nature that have become weary. Repose is a laying down, primarily of the body, and figuratively a similar freedom from toil or strain of mind. Repose is more complete than rest; a pause is a momentary cessation of activity; a black-smith finds a temporary rest while the iron is heating, but he does not yield to repose; in a pause of battle a soldier rests on his arms; after the battle the victor reposes on his laurels. Sleep is the perfection of repose, the most complete rest; slumber is a light and ordinarily pleasant form of sleep. In the figurative sense, rest of mind, soul, conscience, is not mere cessation of activity, but a pleasing, tranquil relief from all painful and wearying activity; repose is even more deep, tranquil, and complete.

    Synonyms:
    calm, calmness, cessation, ease, intermission, pause, peace, peacefulness, quiescence, quiet, quietness, quietude, recreation, repose, rest, slumber, stay, stillness, stop, tranquillity

    Antonyms:
    agitation, commotion, disquiet, disturbance, excitement, motion, movement, restlessness, rush, stir, strain, toil, tumult, unrest, work

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sleep(v)

    Synonyms:
    slumber, doze, drowse, snooze, repose

    Antonyms:
    be awake

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sleep(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    SLUMBER, doze, drowse, nap, repose, fall asleep, drop asleep, take a nap, SIESTA

  2. sleep(n.)

    Synonyms:
    slumber, repose, rest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sleeping, sor, slept, asleep, bed, slumber, layer, suspension, dream, hibernate, bed., shutdown, dodo, hanger, bedding, night

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