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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.]
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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]
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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]
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siesta

A Spanish word meaning sixth (hour), used to mean a sleep taken in the afternoon, especially after the midday meal.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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)
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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.
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siesta

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

siesta

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

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

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

[sɪˈɛstə] nsiesta
to have a siesta → schiacciare un pisolino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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...
Inside the Factory 8pm Cherry Healey talks to a sleep scientist about the benefits to reaction time from taking an afternoon nap, and Ruth Goodman tries out a Middle Ages mattress made out of a straw.
Renee loves nothing more than a good walk, cuddle and then a afternoon nap.
HE may, he admits, have to take an afternoon nap. Because supporting the Villa today will be mean a marathon for Black Sabbath legend Geezer Butler.
'I advise people to go to bed in time and if possible to have an afternoon nap. People should also exercise regularly and prevent obesity in order to reduce the severity of sleep disorders,' she added.
The photo was captioned 'Afternoon nap with her daddy.'
I take an afternoon nap so I am generally doing well, with only a slight deterioration in my capabilities.
Death came swiftly to a 64-year old farmer who was taking his afternoon nap at his San Carlos City, Pangasinan, home on Tuesday, according to a police report.
She is more than happy to share one of the big beds for her afternoon nap and never refuses some petting.
KOKE and his Spain team-mates have been unable to watch some World Cup games - because it interferes with their siesta, the traditional afternoon nap.
Then you can sleep for two more hours until you go to work, in addition to an afternoon nap before iftar,' he said.