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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.
In this small study, preschoolers were deprived of roughly three hours of sleep on one day - they had no afternoon nap and were kept up for about two hours past their normal bedtime - before being awakened at their regularly scheduled times the next morning.
There would be an afternoon nap plus some sport on the telly and a film in the evening.
According to a study from the University of Colorado Boulder, children who didn't take their afternoon nap didn't display much joy and interest, had a higher level of anxiety, and lower problem-solving skills compared to other children who napped regularly.
Baby Martha enjoyed an afternoon nap, with mum Jennifer rocking the pram, and Willis, 26, said: "My life is so much better now I'm married and have a kid.
Scammers should leave me in peace ONCE again scam callers have started, mainly in the afternoon when elderly people have their afternoon nap.
A study involving nearly 3,000 older adults recorded participants' night-time sleep habits, and noted whether they took an afternoon nap and, if so, how long they napped.
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.
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.