Associations to the word «Sleeping»


SLEEPING, verb. Present participle of sleep
SLEEPING, adjective. Asleep.
SLEEPING, adjective. Used for sleep; used to produce sleep.
SLEEPING, noun. The state of being asleep, or an instance of this.
SLEEPING AROUND, verb. Present participle of sleep around
SLEEPING AT THE SWITCH, adjective. (idiomatic) Variant form of asleep at the switch.
SLEEPING BAG, noun. A padded or insulated bag large enough to surround the whole body and which keeps the user warm while sleeping, used as a substitute for bedclothes.
SLEEPING BAGS, noun. Plural of sleeping bag
SLEEPING BEAUTY, proper noun. A fairy tale originally titled La Belle au bois dormant by Charles Perrault.
SLEEPING BEAUTY, proper noun. The main character in this story, who is in unbroken slumber under a magical spell, awaiting the kiss of a prince.
SLEEPING BEAUTY, proper noun. (genetics) A transposon used in genetic engineering
SLEEPING CAR, noun. A railroad car with sleeping facilities for passengers travelling overnight.
SLEEPING CARS, noun. Plural of sleeping car
SLEEPING GIANT, noun. (idiomatic) Someone or something with great, latent strength.
SLEEPING GIANTS, noun. Plural of sleeping giant
SLEEPING LIONS, noun. (games) A children's game in which some participants lie on the floor and attempt to stay motionless, while others try to make them move, without physically touching them.
SLEEPING MAT, noun. A thin mat used to insulate a sleeper from the ground
SLEEPING OFF, verb. Present participle of sleep off
SLEEPING OVER, verb. Present participle of sleep over
SLEEPING PARTNER, noun. (UK) a business partner who doesn't play an active role in running the day-to-day operations of a business, who instead, finances the business in the form of capital investment
SLEEPING PILL, noun. (pharmaceutical drug) A pill or tablet having a soporific effect.
SLEEPING PILLS, noun. Plural of sleeping pill
SLEEPING POLICEMAN, noun. (British and Caribbean English) (idiomatic) A speed bump.
SLEEPING POLICEMEN, noun. Plural of sleeping policeman
SLEEPING SICKNESS, noun. (pathology) An endemic infectious disease of humans and animals in tropical Africa, caused by a parasitic trypanosome, transmitted by the tsetse fly and characterized by fever, severe headache, joint pains and lymph node swelling in the early stages, followed by a neurological phase of extreme weakness, sleepiness, and deep coma leading to death.
SLEEPING TABLE, noun. (mining) A stationary inclined platform on which pulverized ore is washed.
SLEEPING TABLET, noun. (pharmaceutical drug) A sleeping pill.
SLEEPING TABLETS, noun. Plural of sleeping tablet
SLEEPING TOGETHER, verb. Present participle of sleep together

Dictionary definition

SLEEPING, noun. The state of being asleep.
SLEEPING, noun. Quiet and inactive restfulness.
SLEEPING, noun. The suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate.
SLEEPING, adjective. Lying with head on paws as if sleeping.

Wise words

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words.
Robert Louis Stevenson