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Lap vs. Sleep

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Lapnoun

The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron.

Sleepverb

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

‘You should sleep 8 hours a day.’;

Lapnoun

An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth.

Sleepverb

To spin on its axis with no other perceptible motion.

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

Lapnoun

The part of the clothing that lies on the knees or thighs when one sits down; that part of the person thus covered

Sleepverb

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

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Lapnoun

(figuratively) a place of rearing and fostering

Sleepverb

(transitive) To accommodate in beds.

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

Lapnoun

The upper legs of a seated person.

‘The boy was sitting on his mother's lap.’;

Sleepverb

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

‘to sleep a dreamless sleep’;

Lapnoun

The female pudenda.

Sleepverb

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

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Lapnoun

(construction) A component that overlaps or covers any portion of itself or of an adjacent component.

Sleepverb

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

Lapnoun

The act or process of lapping.

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’;

Lapnoun

That part of any substance or fixture which extends over, or lies upon, or by the side of, a part of another.

‘the lap of a board’;

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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Lapnoun

The state or condition of being in part extended over or by the side of something else; or the extent of the overlapping.

‘The second boat got a lap of half its length on the leader.’;

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.’;

Lapnoun

The amount by which a slide valve at its half stroke overlaps a port in the seat, being equal to the distance the valve must move from its mid stroke position in order to begin to open the port. Used alone, lap refers to outside lap (see below).

Sleepnoun

An act or instance of sleeping.

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

Lapnoun

(sports) One circuit around a race track, or one traversal down and then back the length of a pool

‘to run twenty laps’; ‘to win by three laps’; ‘swim two laps’;

Sleepnoun

A night.

‘There are only three sleeps till Christmas!’;

Lapnoun

In card playing and other games, the points won in excess of the number necessary to complete a game; — so called when they are counted in the score of the following game.

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.’;

Lapnoun

A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine.

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.

Lapnoun

A piece of brass, lead, or other soft metal, used to hold a cutting or polishing powder in cutting glass, gems, etc. or in polishing cutlery, etc. It is usually in the form of a wheel or disk that revolves on a vertical axis.

Sleepnoun

The hibernation of animals.

Lapverb

(transitive) To enfold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish.

Sleep

imp. of Sleep. Slept.

Lapverb

(transitive) To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap.

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.’;

Lapverb

(transitive) To fold; to bend and lay over or on something.

‘to lap a piece of cloth’;

Sleepverb

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

‘We sleep over our happiness.’;

Lapverb

(transitive) to wrap around, enwrap, wrap up

‘to lap a bandage around a finger’;

Sleepverb

To be dead; to lie in the grave.

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

Lapverb

(transitive) to envelop, enfold

‘lapped in luxury’;

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!’;

Lapverb

(intransitive) to wind around

Sleepverb

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

Lapverb

(transitive) To place or lay (one thing) so as to overlap another.

‘One laps roof tiles so that water can run off.’;

Sleepverb

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

Lapverb

(transitive) To polish, e.g., a surface, until smooth.

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.’;

Lapverb

(intransitive) To be turned or folded; to lie partly on or over something; to overlap.

‘The cloth laps back.’; ‘The boats lap; the edges lap.’;

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’;

Lapverb

(transitive) To overtake a straggler in a race by completing one more whole lap than the straggler.

Sleepnoun

a torpid state resembling sleep

Lapverb

To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc.

Sleepnoun

a period of time spent sleeping;

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

Lapverb

(ambitransitive) To take (liquid) into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue.

‘Don't lap your soup like that, you look like a dog.’;

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’;

Lapverb

To wash against a surface with a splashing sound; to swash.

Sleepverb

be asleep

Lapnoun

The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron.

Sleepverb

be able to accommodate for sleeping;

‘This tent sleeps six people’;

Lapnoun

An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth.

‘If he cuts off but a lap of truth's garment, his heart smites him.’;

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.

Lapnoun

The part of the clothing that lies on the knees or thighs when one sits down; that part of the person thus covered; figuratively, a place of rearing and fostering; as, to be reared in the lap of luxury.

‘Men expect that happiness should drop into their laps.’;

Lapnoun

That part of any substance or fixture which extends over, or lies upon, or by the side of, a part of another; as, the lap of a board; also, the measure of such extension over or upon another thing.

Lapnoun

The amount by which a slide valve at its half stroke overlaps a port in the seat, being equal to the distance the valve must move from its mid stroke position in order to begin to open the port. Used alone, lap refers to outside lap. See Outside lap (below).

Lapnoun

The state or condition of being in part extended over or by the side of something else; or the extent of the overlapping; as, the second boat got a lap of half its length on the leader.

Lapnoun

One circuit around a race track, esp. when the distance is a small fraction of a mile; as, to run twenty laps; to win by three laps. See Lap, to fold, 2.

Lapnoun

In card playing and other games, the points won in excess of the number necessary to complete a game; - so called when they are counted in the score of the following game.

Lapnoun

A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine.

Lapnoun

A piece of brass, lead, or other soft metal, used to hold a cutting or polishing powder in cutting glass, gems, and the like, or in polishing cutlery, etc. It is usually in the form of wheel or disk, which revolves on a vertical axis.

Lapnoun

The act of lapping with, or as with, the tongue; as, to take anything into the mouth with a lap.

Lapnoun

The sound of lapping.

Lapverb

To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap.

‘To lap his head on lady's breast.’;

Lapverb

To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st Lap, 10.

Lapverb

To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth.

Lapverb

To wrap or wind around something.

‘About the paper . . . I lapped several times a slender thread of very black silk.’;

Lapverb

To infold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish.

‘Her garment spreads, and laps him in the folds.’;

Lapverb

To lay or place over anything so as to partly or wholly cover it; as, to lap one shingle over another; to lay together one partly over another; as, to lap weather-boards; also, to be partly over, or by the side of (something); as, the hinder boat lapped the foremost one.

Lapverb

To lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for further working.

Lapverb

To be turned or folded; to lie partly upon or by the side of something, or of one another; as, the cloth laps back; the boats lap; the edges lap.

‘The upper wings are opacous; at their hinder ends, where they lap over, transparent, like the wing of a flay.’;

Lapverb

To take up drink or food with the tongue; to drink or feed by licking up something.

‘The dogs by the River Nilus's side, being thirsty, lap hastily as they run along the shore.’;

Lapverb

To make a sound like that produced by taking up drink with the tongue.

‘I heard the ripple washing in the reeds,And the wild water lapping on the crag.’;

Lapverb

To take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue.

‘They 'II take suggestion as a cat laps milk.’;

Lapnoun

the upper side of the thighs of a seated person;

‘he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap’;

Lapnoun

an area of control or responsibility;

‘the job fell right in my lap’;

Lapnoun

the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs;

‘his lap was covered with food stains’;

Lapnoun

a flap that lies over another part;

‘the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches’;

Lapnoun

movement once around a course;

‘he drove an extra lap just for insurance’;

Lapnoun

touching with the tongue;

‘the dog's laps were warm and wet’;

Lapverb

lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another

Lapverb

pass the tongue over;

‘the dog licked her hand’;

Lapverb

move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound;

‘The bubbles swoshed around in the glass’; ‘The curtain swooshed open’;

Lapverb

take up with the tongue;

‘The cat lapped up the milk’; ‘the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast’;

Lapverb

wash or flow against;

‘the waves laved the shore’;

Lap

A lap is a surface (usually horizontal) created between the knee and hips of a biped when it is in a seated or lying down position. The lap of a parent or loved one is seen as a physically and psychologically comfortable place for a child to sit.In some countries where Christmas is celebrated, it has been a tradition for children to sit on the lap of a person dressed as Santa Claus to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, and have their picture taken, but this practice has since been questioned in some of these countries, where this sort of contact between children and unfamiliar adults raises concerns.Among adults, a person sitting on the lap of another usually indicates an intimate or romantic relationship between the two; this is a factor in the erotic activity in strip clubs known as a lap dance, where one person straddles the lap of the other and gyrates their lower extremities in a provocative manner.A Lap steel guitar is a type of steel guitar played in a sitting position with the instrument placed horizontally across the player's knees.

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