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1nap

verb \ˈnap\
nappednap·ping

Definition of NAP

intransitive verb
1
:  to sleep briefly especially during the day :  doze
2
:  to be off guard
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Origin of NAP

Middle English nappen, from Old English hnappian; akin to Old High German hnaffezen to doze
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with NAP

2nap

noun

Definition of NAP

:  a short sleep especially during the day :  snooze

First Known Use of NAP

14th century

3nap

noun

Definition of NAP

:  a hairy or downy surface (as on a fabric)
nap·less \-ləs\ adjective
napped \ˈnapt\ adjective

Origin of NAP

Middle English noppe, from Middle Dutch, flock of wool, nap
First Known Use: 15th century

4nap

verb
nappednap·ping

Definition of NAP

transitive verb
:  to raise a nap on (fabric or leather)

First Known Use of NAP

1620

5nap

noun

Definition of NAP

British
:  a pick or recommendation as a good bet to win a contest (as a horse race); also :  one named in a nap

Origin of NAP

from to go nap (to make all the points in the card game Napoleon)
First Known Use: 1895

6nap

verb
nappednap·ping

Definition of NAP

transitive verb
British
:  to pick or single out in a nap

First Known Use of NAP

1927
NAPPED Defined for Kids

1nap

noun \ˈnap\

Definition of NAP for Kids

:  a short sleep especially during the day

2nap

verb
nappednap·ping

Definition of NAP for Kids

1
:  to sleep briefly especially during the day
2
:  to be unprepared <When the ball came to her, she was caught napping.>

3nap

noun

Definition of NAP for Kids

:  a hairy or fluffy surface (as on cloth)

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