Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

nap

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nap

  1. a short sleep <so tired that she needed to take a refreshing nap before soccer practice> Synonyms catnap, doze, drowse, forty winks, kip [chiefly British], siesta, snooze, wink Related Words repose, rest; slumber; bed




nap

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nap

  1. a soft airy substance or covering <high-quality suede has a good, even nap> Synonyms down, floss, fluff, fur, lint, nap, pileRelated Words batting




nap

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of nap

  1. 1 to sleep lightly or briefly <decided to let the kids nap for a few more minutes before waking them> Synonyms catnap, doze, drowse, kip [British], slumber, snooze Related Words relax, repose, rest; couch, lay, lie, roost; lull Near Antonyms arise, arouse, awake, awaken, get up, rise, rouse, uprise, wake (up), waken

  2. 2 to be in a state of sleep <I'm just going to nap the entire afternoon> Synonyms catnap, doze, sleep, rest, slumber, snoozeRelated Words drop off, drowse (off), nod off; oversleep, sleep in; dream, hibernateNear Antonyms arise, arouse, awake, rise, wake





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nap? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ