- sleep used 82 times.
- sleeper used once.
- sleepest used 4 times.
- sleepeth used 7 times.
- sleeping used 6 times.
- First Reference: 1 Kings 18:27
- Last Reference: John 11:11
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
Of the sluggard
Matthew 8:24; Mark 4:38; Luke 8:23
A symbol of death
Job 14:12; Matthew 9:24; Mark 5:39; Luke 8:52; John 11:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 4:14
SLEEP, verb intransitive preterit tense and participle passive slept.
1. To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind. The proper time to sleep in during the darkness of night.
2. To rest; to be unemployed; to be inactive or motionless; as, the sword sleeps in its sheath.
3. To rest; to lie or be still; not to be noticed or agitated. The question sleeps for the present.
4. To live thoughtlessly. We sleep over our happiness.
5. To be dead; to rest in the grave for a time. I Thess. 4.
6. To be careless, inattentive or unconcerned; not be vigilant.
SLEEP, noun That state of an animal in which the voluntary exertion of his mental and corporeal powers is suspended, and he rests unconscious of what passes around him, and not affected by the ordinary impressions of external objects. sleep is generally attended with a relaxation of the muscles, but the involuntary motions, as respiration and the circulation of the blood, are continued. The mind is often very active in sleep; but its powers not being under the control of reason, its exercises are very irregular. sleep is the natural rest or repose intended by the Creator to restore the powers of the body and mind, when exhausted or fatigued.
SLEEP OF PLANTS, a state of plants at night, when their least droop or are folded.
1. A person that sleeps; also, a drone or lazy person.
2. That which lies dormant, as a law not executed. [Not in use.]
3. AN animal that lies dormant in winter, as the bear, the marmot, _ c.
4. In building, the oblique rafter that lies in a gutter,
5. In New England, a floor timber.
6. In ship-building, a thick piece of timber placed longitudinally in a ship's hold, opposite the several scarfs of the timbers, for strengthening the bows and stern-frame, particularly in the Greenland ships; or a piece of long compass-timber fayed and bolted diagonally upon the transoms.
7. In the glass trade, a large iron bar crossing the smaller ones, hindering the passage of coals, but leaving room for the ashes.
8. A platform.
9. A fish. [exocatus.]
SLEE'PFUL, adjective Strongly inclined to sleep. [Little used.]
SLEE'PFULNESS, noun Strong inclination to sleep. [Little used.]
1. Drowsily; with desire to sleep.
2. Dully; in a lazy manner; heavily Raleigh
SLEE'PINESS, noun Drowsiness; inclination to sleep.
SLEE'PING, participle present tense Resting; reposing in sleep.
SLEE'PING, noun The state of resting in sleep.
1. Having no sleep; without sleep; wakeful.
2. Having no rest; perpetually agitated; as Biscay's sleepless bay.
SLEE'PLESSNESS, noun Want or destitution of sleep.
1. Drowsy; inclined to sleep.
2. Not awake. She wak'd her sleep crew.
3. Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; as a sleepy drink or potion.