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nap 1

 (năp)
n.
A brief sleep, often during the day.
intr.v. napped, nap·ping, naps
1. To sleep for a brief period, often during the day; doze.
2. To be unaware of imminent danger or trouble; be off guard: The civil unrest caught the police napping.

[Middle English, from nappen, to doze, from Old English hnappian.]

nap′per n.

nap 2

 (năp)
n.
A soft or fuzzy surface on fabric or leather.
tr.v. napped, nap·ping, naps
To form or raise a soft or fuzzy surface on (fabric or leather).

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by obsolete French nape, tablecloth) of Middle English noppe, from Middle Dutch.]

nap 3

 (năp)
tr.v. napped, nap·ping, naps
To pour or put a sauce or gravy over (a cooked dish) in a thin, even layer: "a stuffed veal chop napped with an elegant Port sauce" (Jay Jacobs).

[French napper, from nappe, cover; see nappe.]

nap 4

 (năp)
n.
1.
a. A trick-taking card game in which each player is dealt five cards and bids the number of tricks he or she intends to take, with the highest bidder deciding the trump.
b. The first bid of five tricks in this game, the maximum number in a hand. Also called napoleon.
2. See napoleon1.

[Short for napoleon.]

nap

(næp)
vb (intr) , naps, napping or napped
1. to sleep for a short while; doze
2. to be unaware or inattentive; be off guard (esp in the phrase catch someone napping)
n
a short light sleep; doze
[Old English hnappian; related to Middle High German napfen]

nap

(næp)
n
1. (Textiles)
a. the raised fibres of velvet or similar cloth
b. the direction in which these fibres lie when smoothed down
2. any similar downy coating
3. informal Austral blankets, bedding
vb, naps, napping or napped
(Textiles) (tr) to raise the nap of (cloth, esp velvet) by brushing or similar treatment
[C15: probably from Middle Dutch noppe; related to Old English hnoppian to pluck]

nap

(næp)
n
1. (Card Games) Also called: napoleon a card game similar to whist, usually played for stakes
2. (Card Games) a call in this card game, undertaking to win all five tricks
3. (Horse Racing) horse racing a tipster's choice for an almost certain winner
4. (Card Games) to undertake to win all five tricks at nap
5. to risk everything on one chance
6. not to go nap on slang Austral to hold in disfavour
7. nap hand a position in which there is a very good chance of success if a risk is taken
vb, naps, napping or napped
(Horse Racing) (tr) horse racing to name (a horse) as likely to win a race
[C19: short for napoleon, the original name of the card game]

nap1

(næp)

v. napped, nap•ping,
n. v.i.
1. to sleep for a short time; doze.
2. to be off one's guard: The question caught him napping.
v.t.
3. to sleep or doze through: I napped the afternoon away.
n.
4. a brief period of sleep, esp. one taken during daytime.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hnappian to sleep; c. Middle High German napfen]
nap′per, n.

nap2

(næp)

n., v. napped, nap•ping. n.
1. the short fuzzy ends of fibers on the surface of cloth.
v.t.
2. to raise a nap on.
[1400–50; late Middle English noppe, Old English -hnoppa, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German noppe; akin to Old English hnoppian to pluck]
nap′less, adj.

-nap

a combining form extracted from kidnap, with the general sense “abduct or steal in order to collect a ransom”: artnap; petnap; starnap.

nap

  • nap - A pretend hit or strike in a theatrical performance.
  • teasel - A tool for raising the nap of something.
  • crushed velvet - Has its nap pointing in different directions in irregular patches.
  • nap - As in a short sleep, it comes from Old English hnappian, "to sleep lightly."

nap


Past participle: napped
Gerund: napping

Imperative
nap
nap
Present
I nap
you nap
he/she/it naps
we nap
you nap
they nap
Preterite
I napped
you napped
he/she/it napped
we napped
you napped
they napped
Present Continuous
I am napping
you are napping
he/she/it is napping
we are napping
you are napping
they are napping
Present Perfect
I have napped
you have napped
he/she/it has napped
we have napped
you have napped
they have napped
Past Continuous
I was napping
you were napping
he/she/it was napping
we were napping
you were napping
they were napping
Past Perfect
I had napped
you had napped
he/she/it had napped
we had napped
you had napped
they had napped
Future
I will nap
you will nap
he/she/it will nap
we will nap
you will nap
they will nap
Future Perfect
I will have napped
you will have napped
he/she/it will have napped
we will have napped
you will have napped
they will have napped
Future Continuous
I will be napping
you will be napping
he/she/it will be napping
we will be napping
you will be napping
they will be napping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been napping
you have been napping
he/she/it has been napping
we have been napping
you have been napping
they have been napping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been napping
you will have been napping
he/she/it will have been napping
we will have been napping
you will have been napping
they will have been napping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been napping
you had been napping
he/she/it had been napping
we had been napping
you had been napping
they had been napping
Conditional
I would nap
you would nap
he/she/it would nap
we would nap
you would nap
they would nap
Past Conditional
I would have napped
you would have napped
he/she/it would have napped
we would have napped
you would have napped
they would have napped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nap - a period of time spent sleepingnap - a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
beauty sleep - sleep before midnight
kip - sleep; "roused him from his kip"
2.nap - a soft or fuzzy surface texture
texture - the feel of a surface or a fabric; "the wall had a smooth texture"
3.nap - the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weavenap - 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"
thread, yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
4.nap - sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)nap - sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
sleeping - the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
siesta - a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)
zizz - a nap; "Arthur's taking a short zizz"
5.nap - a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
Verb1.nap - take a siestanap - take a siesta; "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"
doze, drowse, snooze - sleep lightly or for a short period of time

nap

1
noun
1. sleep, rest, kip (Brit. slang), siesta, catnap, forty winks (informal), shuteye (slang), zizz (Brit. informal) I think I'll take a little nap for an hour or so.
verb
1. sleep, rest, nod, drop off (informal), doze, kip (Brit. slang), snooze (informal), nod off (informal), catnap, drowse, zizz (Brit. informal) An elderly person may nap during the day.
catch someone napping catch unawares, catch out, take by surprise, catch off guard, catch on the hop The security services were clearly caught napping.

nap

2
noun pile, down, fibre, weave, texture, shag, grain She buried her face in the towel's soft nap.

nap

noun
A brief sleep:
verb
To sleep for a brief period:
catnap, doze (off), nod (off), siesta, snooze.
Translations
غَفْوَةٌغَفْوَه
šlofíkzdřímnutí
lur
nokoset
drijemež
blundur
うたたね
낮잠
pogulisprisnūdimasužklupti nepasiruošusį
snauda
drematidremež
tupplur
การงีบหลับงีบ
giấc ngủ ngắn

nap

1 [næp]
A. Nsueñecito m; (in afternoon) → siesta f
to have or take a napechar un sueñecito/una siesta
B. VIdormitar
to catch sb nappingpillar a algn desprevenido
to be caught nappingestar desprevenido

nap

2 [næp] N (on cloth) → lanilla f, pelusa f

nap

3 [næp] N (Cards) (= game) → napolitana f
to go napjugarse el todo (on a)

nap

[ˈnæp]
n
(= sleep) → somme m, sieste f
It was time for her nap → C'était l'heure de son somme or de sa sieste.
to have a nap → faire un somme, faire une sieste
He ate his meal and had a little nap → Il mangea puis fit une petite sieste or un petit somme.
[velvet, carpet] → poil m
vi
to be caught napping → être pris(e) en défaut

nap

1
nSchläfchen nt, → Nickerchen nt; afternoon napNachmittagsschläfchen nt; to have or take a napein Schläfchen or ein Nickerchen machen; he always has or takes a 20 minute nap after lunchnach dem Mittagessen legt er sich immer 20 Minuten aufs Ohr or hin
vi to catch somebody napping (fig)jdn überrumpeln

nap

2
n (Tex) → Flor m; (Sew) → Strich m

nap

3 (Racing)
vt winner, horsesetzen auf (+acc)
nTip m; to select a napauf ein bestimmtes Pferd setzen

nap

1 [næp] n
1. (sleep) → sonnellino, pisolino
to have or take a nap → fare or farsi un sonnellino, schiacciare un pisolino
2. vi to be caught nappingessere preso/a alla sprovvista

nap

2 [næp] n (on cloth) → peluria
against the nap → contropelo

nap

(nӕp) noun
a short sleep. She always has a nap after lunch.
catch (someone) napping
to catch (someone) unprepared for a particular emergency etc.

nap

غَفْوَةٌ šlofík lur Nickerchen υπνάκος siesta nokoset somme drijemež sonnellino うたたね 낮잠 dutje lur drzemka sesta, soneca дремота tupplur การงีบหลับ kestirme giấc ngủ ngắn 小睡

nap

n. siesta;
vt.
to take a ___echar una ___, dormir una ___.

nap

n siesta; to take a — tomar una siesta; vi (pret & pp napped; ger napping) tomar una siesta
References in classic literature ?
She was holding it because it was Sunday, and she imagined she had been reading it,--though, in fact, she had been only taking a succession of short naps, with it open in her hand.
As it was, I caught two or three naps, while Toby slept away at my side as soundly as though he had been sandwiched between two Holland sheets.
But then the conductor locks you in when the train starts; there is no water to drink in the car; there is no heating apparatus for night travel; if a drunken rowdy should get in, you could not remove a matter of twenty seats from him or enter another car; but above all, if you are worn out and must sleep, you must sit up and do it in naps, with cramped legs and in a torturing misery that leaves you withered and lifeless the next day--for behold they have not that culmination of all charity and human kindness, a sleeping car, in all France.
That he sat up with his missus most of the night, and pretended to her that he got some nice long naps at the club.
Oh, I read, and sew a little, and take naps, and sit with auntie.
My dream, even now, is to walk for weeks with some friend that I love, leisurely wandering from place to place, with no route arranged and no object in view, with liberty to go on all day or to linger all day, as we choose; but the question of luggage, unknown to the simple pilgrim, is one of the rocks on which my plans have been shipwrecked, and the other is the certain censure of relatives, who, not fond of walking themselves, and having no taste for noonday naps under hedges, would be sure to paralyse my plans before they had grown to maturity by the honest horror of their cry, "How very unpleasant if you were to meet any one you know
Putting the latter on her head and the former on the table, the old woman, after telling Oliver that she had come to sit up with him, drew her chair close to the fire and went off into a series of short naps, chequered at frequent intervals with sundry tumblings forward, and divers moans and chokings.
Having expressed his determination to perform this painful duty of a brother with proper firmness, he burst into tears, knocked his hat over his eyes, and, making the best of his way back, knocked double knocks at the door of the Borough Market office, and took short naps on the steps alternately, until daybreak, under the firm impression that he lived there, and had forgotten the key.
The moment Aunt March took her nap, or was busy with company, Jo hurried to this quiet place, and curling herself up in the easy chair, devoured poetry, romance, history, travels, and pictures like a regular bookworm.
During the night-watches some cynical old sailors will crawl into them and coil themselves away there for a nap.
We had a refreshing nap, then got up about three in the afternoon and put on our panoply.
While Silas and Eppie were seated on the bank discoursing in the fleckered shade of the ash tree, Miss Priscilla Lammeter was resisting her sister's arguments, that it would be better to take tea at the Red House, and let her father have a long nap, than drive home to the Warrens so soon after dinner.