siesta

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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
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'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.