Nap is a brief period of sleep, or a fabric surface that is made of short hairs or fibers.(noun)
Nap is defined as to sleep for a brief period of time, usually during the day.(verb)
An example of nap is to sleep for 30 minutes in the middle of the day.
See nap in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME noppe < or akin to MDu & MLowG noppe (Ger & Dan hoppe) < IE *kenebh- < base *ken-, to scratch, rub > Ger nut, rabbet, Gr knaptein, to scratch, tear apart
Origin: < (kid)nap
See nap in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from nappen, to doze
Origin: , from Old English hnappian.
Origin: Alteration (perhaps influenced by obsolete French nape, tablecloth)
Origin: of Middle English noppe
Origin: , from Middle Dutch.
transitive verb napped napped, nap·ping, naps
Origin: French napper
Origin: , from nappe, cover; see nappe.
Origin: Short for napoleon.
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