dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


5 definitions found
 for Nap
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nap \Nap\, n.
     A short sleep; a doze; a siesta. --Cowper.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nap \Nap\, n. [OE. noppe, AS. hnoppa; akin to D. nop, Dan.
     noppe, LG. nobbe.]
     1. Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an
        external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers
        forming part of the substance of anything, and lying
        smoothly in one direction; the pile; as, the nap of cotton
        flannel or of broadcloth.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. pl. The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.
        --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nap \Nap\, v. t.
     To raise, or put, a nap on.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nap \Nap\, n.
     Same as Napoleon, 1, below.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nap \Nap\ (n[a^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Napped (n[a^]pt); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Napping (n[a^]p"p[i^]ng).] [OE. nappen, AS.
     hn[ae]ppian to take a nap, to slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to
     bend one's self, Icel. hnipna, hn[imac]pa, to droop.]
     1. To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze. --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To be in a careless, secure state; to be unprepared; as,
        to be caught napping. --Wyclif.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
              I took thee napping, unprepared.      --Hudibras.
        [1913 Webster]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org