Related formsun·sleep·ing, adjective
Definition for sleeping (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of sleep
Related formssleep·ful, adjectivesleep·like, adjectivean·ti·sleep, adjectiveun·der·sleep, verb (used without object), un·der·slept, un·der·sleep·ing.
Examples from the Web for sleeping
I was told before my first trip that no city in the world offered the dreams you could have sleeping in Havana.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Amy Pascal Manifesto: Aaron Sorkin Broke, Sleeping with Co-Worker?Shocking New Reveals From Sony Hack: J. Law, Pitt, Clooney, and Star Wars|William Boot|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the agents apprehended and detained the man, the dog remained unleashed, and ran down the hill to where Marino was sleeping.
The seven-year-old Detroit girl was sleeping on the couch as her grandmother sat next to her watching television.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The robots can slice through stone and rough out vast blocks of stone while the artisans are sleeping.
Besides, there was Dave McFadden, and the thought of sleeping near him was almost terrifying.The Rosie World|Parker Fillmore
Like violets were her heavy eyelids, and underneath her sleeping eyes a violet shadow lay.A Book of Myths|Jean Lang
That night one man insisted on sleeping with his clothes and boots all on, for he said if he died he wanted to die in full dress.Death Valley in '49|William Lewis Manly
Your two poles supporting the roof may help you to partition off the sleeping places, either with boards or with curtains.With the Harmony to Labrador|Benjamin La Trobe
While my companion stood over me I fell asleep, and believe I should have been sleeping there yet if he had not waked me.Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2|John Lloyd Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for sleeping
verb sleeps, sleeping or slept
Word Origin for sleep
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Idioms and Phrases with sleeping
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.