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Doze vs. Sleep

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Dozeverb

(intransitive) To sleep lightly or briefly; to nap, snooze.

‘I didn’t sleep very well, but I think I may have dozed a bit.’;

Sleepverb

(intransitive) To rest in a state of reduced consciousness.

‘You should sleep 8 hours a day.’;

Dozeverb

(transitive) To make dull; to stupefy.

Sleepverb

To spin on its axis with no other perceptible motion.

‘When a top is sleeping, it is spinning but not precessing.’;

Dozeverb

To bulldoze.

Sleepverb

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

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Dozenoun

(countable) a light, short sleep or nap

‘I felt much better after a short doze.’;

Sleepverb

(transitive) To accommodate in beds.

‘This caravan can sleep up to four people.’;

Dozedeterminer

eye dialect of those

Sleepverb

(transitive) To be slumbering in (a state).

‘to sleep a dreamless sleep’;

Dozeverb

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.’;

Sleepverb

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

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Dozeverb

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

Sleepverb

(intransitive) To be dead; to lie in the grave.

Dozeverb

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.’;

Sleepverb

(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’;

Dozenoun

A light sleep; a drowse.

Sleepverb

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.’;

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Dozenoun

a light fitful sleep

Sleepnoun

(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.’;

Dozeverb

sleep lightly or for a short period of time

Sleepnoun

An act or instance of sleeping.

‘I’m just going to have a quick sleep.’;

Sleepnoun

A night.

‘There are only three sleeps till Christmas!’;

Sleepnoun

(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.’;

Sleepnoun

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.

Sleepnoun

The hibernation of animals.

Sleep

imp. of Sleep. Slept.

Sleepverb

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.’;

Sleepverb

To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.

‘We sleep over our happiness.’;

Sleepverb

To be dead; to lie in the grave.

‘Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.’;

Sleepverb

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!’;

Sleepverb

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

Sleepverb

To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.

Sleepnoun

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.’;

Sleepnoun

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’;

Sleepnoun

a torpid state resembling sleep

Sleepnoun

a period of time spent sleeping;

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

Sleepnoun

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’;

Sleepverb

be asleep

Sleepverb

be able to accommodate for sleeping;

‘This tent sleeps six people’;

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.

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