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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sleep  \Sleep\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Slept};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sleeping}.]  [OE.  slepen,  AS  sl?pan;  akin  to  OFries  sl?pa, 
  OS  sl[=a]pan,  D.  slapen,  OHG.  sl[=a]fan,  G.  schlafen  Goth. 
  sl?pan,  and  G.  schlaff  slack,  loose,  and  L.  labi  to  glide, 
  slide,  labare  to  totter.  Cf  {Lapse}.] 
  1.  To  take  rest  by  a  suspension  of  the  voluntary  exercise  of 
  the  powers  of  the  body  and  mind,  and  an  apathy  of  the 
  organs  of  sense  to  slumber.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Watching  at  the  head  of  these  that  sleep.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Figuratively: 
  a  To  be  careless,  inattentive,  or  uncouncerned;  not  to 
  be  vigilant;  to  live  thoughtlessly. 
 
  We  sleep  over  our  happiness.  --Atterbury. 
  b  To  be  dead;  to  lie  in  the  grave. 
 
  Them  also  which  sleep  in  Jesus  will  God  bring 
  with  him  --1  Thess.  iv 
  14. 
  c  To  be  or  appear  to  be  in  repose;  to  be  quiet;  to  be 
  unemployed,  unused,  or  unagitated;  to  rest;  to  lie 
  dormant;  as  a  question  sleeps  for  the  present;  the 
  law  sleeps. 
 
  How  sweet  the  moonlight  sleep  upon  this  bank! 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sleeping  \Sleep"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Sleep}. 
 
  {Sleeping  car},  a  railway  car  or  carrriage,  arranged  with 
  apartments  and  berths  for  sleeping. 
 
  {Sleeping  partner}  (Com.),  a  dormant  partner.  See  under 
  {Dormant}. 
 
  {Sleeping  table}  (Mining),  a  stationary  inclined  platform  on 
  which  pulverized  ore  is  washed;  a  kind  of  buddle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sleeping 
  adj  1:  (heraldry)  lying  with  head  on  paws  as  if  sleeping  [syn:  {dormant(ip)}] 
  2:  lying  asleep;  "don't  wake  the  sleeping  children";  "gazed 
  with  affection  at  his  slumbering  form"  [syn:  {sleeping(a)}, 
  {slumbering(a)}] 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  asleep  [ant:  {waking}] 
  2:  quiet  and  inactive  restfulness  [syn:  {quiescence},  {quiescency}, 
  {dormancy}] 
  3:  the  suspension  of  consciousness  and  decrease  in  metabolic 
  rate 




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