nap


nap
nap1 [næp] n
[Sense: 1; Date: 1300-1400; Origin: NAP2]
[Sense: 2; Date: 1400-1500; : Middle Dutch; Origin: noppe]
1.)
a short sleep, especially during the day
have/take a nap
I usually take a nap after lunch.
an afternoon nap
2.) [singular]
the soft surface on some cloth and leather, made by brushing the short fine threads or hairs in one direction
→↑pile1 (7)
nap 2
nap2 past tense and past participle napped present participle napping
v
[: Old English; Origin: hnappian]
1.) be caught napping [i]informal
to not be ready to deal with something when it happens, although you should be ready for it
The German team were caught napping and Beckham scored the winning goal.
2.) to sleep for a short time during the day

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