NAP, n. To lean, that is, to nod.1. A short sleep or slumber.
NAP, v. I. 1. To have a short sleep; to be drowsy.2. To be in a careless, secure state.
NAP, n. 1. The woolly or villous substance on the surface of cloth. 2. The downy or soft hairy substance on plants.3. A knop.
NAP, n.1 [Sax. hnappian. Qu. its connection with hnepan, to lean, that is, to nod.]
A short sleep or slumber. Sidney.
NAP, n.2 [Sax. hnoppa, nap; It. nappa, a tassel; Ar. كِنَابٌ kinabon. Class Nb, No. 20.]
- The woolly or villous substance on the surface of cloth.
- The downy or soft hairy substance on plants. Martyn.
- A knop. [See Knop.]
- To have a short sleep; to be drowsy.
- To be in a careless, secure state. Wickliffe.
- To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to
- A short sleep; a doze; a
- 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.
- To raise, or put, a nap
- Same as
Napoleon, 1, below.
- To be in a careless, secure state.
- The loops which are cut to make
the pile, in velvet.