verb (used without object), slept, sleep·ing.
verb (used with object), slept, sleep·ing.
- (especially of domestic help) to sleep where one is employed.
- to sleep beyond one's usual time of arising.
- (especially of domestic help) to sleep away from one's place of employment.
- Chiefly Northern U.S. to sleep away from one's home.
- to sleep outdoors.
Words nearby sleep
Idioms for sleep
Origin of sleep
OTHER WORDS FROM sleepsleep·ful, adjectivesleep·like, adjectivean·ti·sleep, adjectiveun·der·sleep, verb (used without object), un·der·slept, un·der·sleep·ing.
British Dictionary definitions for sleep with (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sleep with (2 of 2)
verb sleeps, sleeping or slept
Word Origin for sleep
Medicine definitions for sleep with
Science definitions for sleep with
Idioms and Phrases with sleep with (1 of 2)
Be sexually intimate with, as in The playwright had made several attempts to sleep with the maid. The related phrase sleep together means “have sexual relations,” as in We wondered if they were sleeping together but didn't dare to ask them. The verb sleep has been associated with sex since the 10th century. Sleep with dates from the 1300s sleep together was first recorded a century later.
Idioms and Phrases with sleep with (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with sleep
- sleep around
- sleep a wink, not
- sleep in
- sleep like a log
- sleep on something
- sleep out
- sleep over
- sleep through
- sleep with
- let sleeping dogs lie
- lose sleep over
- put to sleep
Also see underasleep.