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Etymology 1

From Old English slǣp, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch slaap, German Schlaf.

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Noun

Singular
sleep

Plural
s

sleep (s)
  1. (uncountable) The state of reduced consciousness during which a human or animal rests in a daily rhythm.
    I really need some sleep.
  2. (countable) (informal) An act or instance of sleeping.
    I’m just going to have a quick sleep.
  3. (uncountable) A substance found in the corner of the eyes after waking, whether real or a figurative objectification of sleep (in the sense of reduced consciousness).
    Wipe the sleep from your eyes.
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Etymology 2

From Old English slǣpan.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to sleep

Third person singular
sleeps

Simple past
slept

Past participle
-

Present participle
sleeping

to sleep (third-person singular simple present sleeps, present participle sleeping, simple past and past participle slept)
  1. (intransitive) To rest in a state of reduced consciousness.
    You should sleep 8 hours a day.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To have sex with.
    The passionate lovers slept with each other every night.
  3. (transitive) To accommodate in beds.
    This caravan can sleep up to four people.
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Dutch

Noun

sleep m.

  1. train: the part of wedding gown that drags behind the bride

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Verb

sleep

  1. first person singular present tense of slepen
  2. singular imperative of slepen
  3. singular past tense of slijpen

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