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Hibernate vs. Sleep

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Hibernateverb

(intransitive) To spend winter time in hibernation.

Sleepverb

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

‘You should sleep 8 hours a day.’;

Hibernateverb

(intransitive) To live in seclusion.

Sleepverb

To spin on its axis with no other perceptible motion.

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

Hibernateverb

To enter a standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.

Sleepverb

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

Hibernateverb

To winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects.

‘Inclination would lead me to hibernate, during half the year, in this uncomfortable climate of Great Britain.’;

Sleepverb

(transitive) To accommodate in beds.

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

Hibernateverb

sleep during winter;

‘Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves’; ‘certain animals estivate’;

Sleepverb

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

‘to sleep a dreamless sleep’;

Hibernateverb

be in an inactive or dormant state

Sleepverb

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

Sleepverb

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

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’;

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.’;

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.’;

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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