Definition of nap noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    nap

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  1. 1 [countable] a short sleep, especially during the day synonym snooze to take a nap see also catnap, power nap compare siesta Thesaurussleepdoze nap snoozeThese words all mean to rest with your eyes closed and your mind and body not active.sleep to rest with your eyes closed and your mind and body not active:Did you sleep well? I couldn't sleep last night.doze to sleep lightly, waking up easily, often when you are not in bed:He was dozing in front of the TV.nap to sleep for a short time, especially during the day.snooze (informal) to sleep lightly for a short time, especially during the day and usually not in bed:My brother was snoozing on the sofa.Patterns to sleep/doze lightly/fitfully to doze/snooze gently
  2. 2 [singular] the short fine threads on the surface of some types of cloth, usually lying in the same direction
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