(noun, verb)


1. a period of time spent sleeping

- there wasn't time for a nap

Similar word(s): sleep

Definition categories: time, period

2. a soft or fuzzy surface texture

Definition categories: attribute, texture

3. the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave

Similar word(s): pile

Definition categories: man–made, thread, yarn

4. sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

Similar word(s): catnap, snooze

Definition categories: act, sleeping

5. a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes

Similar word(s): napoleon

Definition categories: act, cards


1. take a siesta

- She naps everyday after lunch for an hour

Similar word(s): catnap

Definition categories: body, kip, sleep, slumber

Sentences with nap as a verb:

- The regulators were caught napping by the financial collapse.