Synonyms of nap

(Entry 1 of 3)

a short sleep
  • so tired that she needed to take a refreshing nap before soccer practice

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Synonyms of nap (Entry 2 of 3)

a soft airy substance or covering
  • high-quality suede has a good, even nap

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Synonyms & Antonyms of nap (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to sleep lightly or briefly
  • decided to let the kids nap for a few more minutes before waking them

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2 to be in a state of sleep
  • I'm just going to nap the entire afternoon

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