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Nap vs. Siesta

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Napnoun

A short period of sleep, especially one during the day.

Siestanoun

A nap, especially an afternoon one taken after lunch in some cultures.

Napnoun

A soft or fuzzy surface, generally on fabric or leather.

Siestaverb

(intransitive) to take a siesta; to nap.

Napnoun

The common direction, on some kinds of fabric, of the hairs making up the pile.

‘If the fabric has a nap, make sure all pieces are cut with the nap going the same direction.’;

Siestanoun

A short sleep taken about the middle of the day, or after dinner; a midday nap.

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Napnoun

(British) A type of bet in British horse racing, based on the experts' best tips.

Siestanoun

a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)

Napnoun

A card game in which players take tricks; properly Napoleon.

Siestanoun

an afternoon rest or nap, especially one taken during the hottest hours of the day in a hot climate

‘everyone had a siesta for a few hours’;

Napnoun

A bid to take five tricks in the card game Napoleon.

Siesta

A siesta (from Spanish, pronounced [ˈsjesta] and meaning ) is a short nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. Such a period of sleep is a common tradition in some countries, particularly those where the weather is warm.

‘nap’;

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Napnoun

(dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A cup, bowl.

Napverb

To have a nap; to sleep for a short period of time, especially during the day.

Napverb

(figuratively) To be off one's guard.

‘The regulators were caught napping by the financial collapse.’;

Napverb

To form or raise a soft or fuzzy surface on (fabric or leather).

Napverb

(obsolete) To grab; to nab.

Napverb

(cooking) To cover (something) with a sauce (usually in passive).

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Napverb

To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze.

Napverb

To be in a careless, secure state; to be unprepared; as, to be caught napping.

‘I took thee napping, unprepared.’;

Napverb

To raise, or put, a nap on.

Napnoun

A short sleep; a doze; a siesta.

Napnoun

Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; as, the nap of cotton flannel or of broadcloth.

Napnoun

The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.

Napnoun

Same as Napoleon, 1, below.

Napnoun

a period of time spent sleeping;

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

Napnoun

a soft or fuzzy surface texture

Napnoun

the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave;

‘for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction’;

Napnoun

a short sleep (usually not in bed)

Napnoun

a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes

Napverb

take a siesta;

‘She naps everyday after lunch for an hour’;

Nap

A nap is a short period of sleep, typically taken during daytime hours as an adjunct to the usual nocturnal sleep period. Naps are most often taken as a response to drowsiness during waking hours.

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