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Webster 1913 Edition


Sleeping

Sleep′ing

,
Adj.
&
Noun.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sleeping

SLEE'PING

,
ppr.
Resting; reposing in sleep.

SLEE'PING

,
Noun.
The state of resting in sleep.

Definition 2022


sleeping

sleeping

English

Verb

sleeping

  1. present participle of sleep
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 20, in The China Governess:
      No. I only opened the door a foot and put my head in. The street lamps shine into that room. I could see him. He was all right. Sleeping like a great grampus. Poor, poor chap.’

Adjective

sleeping (not comparable)

  1. Asleep.
    • 2013 July 19, Ian Sample, Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 34:
      Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.   Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.
  2. Used for sleep; used to produce sleep.

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Noun

sleeping (countable and uncountable, plural sleepings)

  1. The state of being asleep, or an instance of this.
    • c. 1380, William Langland, The Vision of Piers Plowman, I:
      And as I lay and lened and loked in the wateres / I slombred in a slepyng, it swyved so merye.
    • 1995, Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (page 144)
      [] there are no words to describe the way she negotiated the abyss between her dreams, those wakings strange as her sleepings.

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French

Noun

sleeping m (plural sleepings)

  1. sleeping car

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