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