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si·es·ta

 (sē-ĕs′tə)
n.
A rest or nap, especially one taken after the midday meal.

[Spanish, from Latin sexta (hōra), sixth (hour), midday, feminine of sextus, sixth; see sext1.]

siesta

(sɪˈɛstə)
n
a rest or nap, usually taken in the early afternoon, as in hot countries
[C17: from Spanish, from Latin sexta hōra the sixth hour, that is, noon]

si•es•ta

(siˈɛs tə)

n., pl. -tas.
a midday or afternoon rest or nap, esp. as taken in Spain and Latin America.
[1645–55; < Sp < Latin sexta (hōra) the sixth (hour), midday]

siesta

A Spanish word meaning sixth (hour), used to mean a sleep taken in the afternoon, especially after the midday meal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.siesta - a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)siesta - a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)
cat sleep, catnap, forty winks, short sleep, snooze, nap - sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

siesta

noun nap, rest, sleep, doze, kip (Brit. slang), snooze (informal), catnap, forty winks (informal), zizz (Brit. informal) Many cultures have a siesta during the hottest part of the day.

siesta

noun
A brief sleep:
verb
To sleep for a brief period:
catnap, doze (off), nap, nod (off), snooze.
Translations

siesta

[sɪˈestə] Nsiesta f
to have or take a siestadormir la siesta

siesta

[siˈɛstə] nsieste f
to have a siesta, to take a siesta → faire la sieste

siesta

nSiesta f; to have or take a siestaSiesta halten or machen

siesta

[sɪˈɛstə] nsiesta
to have a siesta → schiacciare un pisolino
References in classic literature ?
Her husband must have come in while she was taking her afternoon nap and shot her, holding the revolver near her breast.
He would hide his valise under the seat of the sleigh, and Zeena would suspect nothing till she went upstairs for her afternoon nap and found a letter on the bed.
My husband takes a long afternoon nap every day and wakes up refreshed.
Recently I had my afternoon nap interrupted by a lady who every few seconds pointed out that she didn't want me to give the wrong idea as to why she was phoning me.
The National Sleep Foundation says an afternoon nap improves mood and alertness.
When the Hare finally awakens from his too late afternoon nap, the Tortoise is nowhere in sight, but he hears faint cheering in the distant finish line area.
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Experts and scientific research have long recognized the power and importance of sleep, whether it's getting a full night's rest or a quick afternoon nap.
Christopher Arnold even threatened to kill her because he was angry she had taken an afternoon nap without telling him.
Benenden, a health-care and insurance firm, surveyed 2,000 people and found that needing an afternoon nap, groaning while bending down and not remembering the name of any modern bands are some of the signs you're no longer young, the Washington Post reported.
His parents had failed to wake him up after his afternoon nap, hospital sources told Times of Oman.
I thought in my own home I was entitled to an afternoon nap but instead I have to put up with phone pests several times a week, asking some personal questions about my life.