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Doze vs. Sleep — What's the Difference?

Doze vs. Sleep — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Doze and Sleep

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Doze

To sleep lightly and intermittently.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, reduced muscle activity and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and reduced interactions with surroundings. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, but more reactive than a coma or disorders of consciousness, with sleep displaying different, active brain patterns.
Mar 25, 2022

Doze

To spend (time) dozing or as if dozing
Dozed the summer away.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

A natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli. During sleep the brain in humans and other mammals undergoes a characteristic cycle of brain-wave activity that includes intervals of dreaming.
Mar 25, 2022

Doze

To use a bulldozer; bulldoze.
Mar 25, 2022
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Sleep

A period of this form of rest.
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Doze

A short, light sleep.
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Sleep

A state of inactivity resembling or suggesting sleep; unconsciousness, dormancy, hibernation, or death.
Mar 25, 2022

Doze

(intransitive) To sleep lightly or briefly; to nap, snooze.
I didn’t sleep very well, but I think I may have dozed a bit.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

A state in which a computer shuts off or reduces power to its peripherals (such as the display or memory) in order to save energy during periods of inactivity.
Mar 25, 2022

Doze

(transitive) To make dull; to stupefy.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

(Botany) The folding together of leaflets or petals at night or in the absence of light.
Mar 25, 2022

Doze

To bulldoze.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

A crust of dried tears or mucus normally forming around the inner rim of the eye during sleep.
Mar 25, 2022

Doze

A light, short sleep or nap.
I felt much better after a short doze.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To be in the state of sleep or to fall asleep.
Mar 25, 2022

Doze

To slumber; to sleep lightly; to be in a dull or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; to be drowsy.
If he happened to doze a little, the jolly cobbler waked him.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To be in a condition resembling sleep.
Mar 25, 2022

Doze

To pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's time.
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Sleep

To pass or get rid of by sleeping
Slept away the day.
Went home to sleep off the headache.
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Doze

To make dull; to stupefy.
I was an hour . . . in casting up about twenty sums, being dozed with much work.
They left for a long time dozed and benumbed.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To provide sleeping accommodations for
This tent sleeps three comfortably.
Mar 25, 2022

Doze

A light sleep; a drowse.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

(intransitive) To rest in a state of reduced consciousness.
You should sleep eight hours a day.
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Doze

A light fitful sleep
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Sleep

(transitive) To be slumbering in (a state).
To sleep a dreamless sleep
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Doze

Sleep lightly or for a short period of time
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Sleep

To achieve or make happen by manner of sleep.
Sleep your way to good health.
He hoped to sleep his troubles away.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To have sexual intercourse (see sleep with).
Last night we slept together for the first time.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

(idiomatic) To earn by sexual favors.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

(transitive) To accommodate in beds.
This caravan can sleep four people comfortably.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

(intransitive) To be careless, inattentive, or unconcerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

(intransitive) To be dead; to lie in the grave.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

(intransitive) To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant.
A question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To wait for a period of time without performing any action.
After a failed connection attempt, the program sleeps for 5 seconds before trying again.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To place into a state of hibernation.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To spin on its axis with no other perceptible motion.
When a top is sleeping, it is spinning but not precessing.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To cause (a spinning top or yo-yo) to spin on its axis with no other perceptible motion.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

(uncountable) The state of reduced consciousness during which a human or animal rests in a daily rhythm.
I really need some sleep.
We need to conduct an overnight sleep test to diagnose your sleep problem.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

An act or instance of sleeping.
I’m just going to have a quick sleep.
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Sleep

A night.
There are only three sleeps till Christmas!
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

(uncountable) Rheum, crusty or gummy discharge found in the corner of the eyes after waking, whether real or a figurative objectification of sleep (in the sense of reduced consciousness).
Wipe the sleep from your eyes.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

A state of plants, usually at night, when their leaflets approach each other and the flowers close and droop, or are covered by the folded leaves.
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Sleep

The hibernation of animals.
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Sleep

To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber.
Watching at the head of these that sleep.
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Sleep

To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.
We sleep over our happiness.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To be dead; to lie in the grave.
Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps.
How sweet the moonlight sleep upon this bank!
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To be slumbering in; - followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state.
O sleep, thou ape of death.
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

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
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

A torpid state resembling sleep
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Sleep

A period of time spent sleeping;
He felt better after a little sleep
There wasn't time for a nap
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

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
Mar 25, 2022

Sleep

Be asleep
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Sleep

Be able to accommodate for sleeping;
This tent sleeps six people
Mar 25, 2022

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