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I do whatever I do. I go to the club. I work on material. While other people are sleeping, I'm awake. I always liked that. I like being able to drive when there's no traffic. It's almost like you own the street at night.
Andrew Dice Clay

Meaning of "sleeping" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLEEPING

sleeping  [ˈsliːpɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLEEPING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sleeping is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SLEEPING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sleeping

Sleep

In animals, sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, and it is more easily reversible than being in hibernation or a coma. During sleep, most systems in an animal are in a heightened anabolic state, accentuating the growth and rejuvenation of the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems etc. It is observed in mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, and (in some form) in insects and even simpler animals such as nematodes (see the related article Sleep (non-human)), suggesting that sleep is universal in the animal kingdom. The purposes and mechanisms of sleep are only partially clear and the subject of substantial ongoing research. Sleep is sometimes thought to help conserve energy, though this theory is not fully adequate as it only decreases metabolism by about 5–10%.

Definition of sleeping in the English dictionary

The definition of sleeping in the dictionary is asleep.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLEEPING


beekeeping
ˈbiːˌkiːpɪŋ
creeping
ˈkriːpɪŋ
gamekeeping
ˈɡeɪmˌkiːpɪŋ
gatekeeping
ˈɡeɪtˌkiːpɪŋ
goalkeeping
ˈɡəʊlˌkiːpɪŋ
heaping
ˈhiːpɪŋ
housekeeping
ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ
keeping
ˈkiːpɪŋ
mine-sweeping
ˈmaɪnˌswiːpɪŋ
minesweeping
ˈmaɪnˌswiːpɪŋ
mineworker
ˈmaɪnˌswiːpɪŋ
peacekeeping
ˈpiːsˌkiːpɪŋ
reaping
ˈriːpɪŋ
record-keeping
ˈrɛkɔːdˌkiːpɪŋ
safekeeping
ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ
storekeeping
ˈstɔːˌkiːpɪŋ
sweeping
ˈswiːpɪŋ
timekeeping
ˈtaɪmˌkiːpɪŋ
unsleeping
ʌnˈsliːpɪŋ
weeping
ˈwiːpɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLEEPING

sleepily
sleepiness
sleeping accommodation
sleeping area
sleeping bag
sleeping berth
sleeping car
sleeping draught
sleeping giant
sleeping partner
sleeping pill
sleeping policeman
sleeping policemen
sleeping porch
sleeping position
sleeping problems
sleeping quarters
sleeping sickness
sleeping suit
sleeping tablet

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLEEPING

book-keeping
camping
double-entry book-keeping
dropping
helping
hopping
landscaping
mapping
overlapping
ping
propping
shipping
shopping
single entry book-keeping
stepping
stopping
stripping
typing
wrapping
yelping

Synonyms and antonyms of sleeping in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SLEEPING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sleeping» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sleeping

Translation of «sleeping» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLEEPING

Find out the translation of sleeping to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sleeping from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sleeping» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

睡觉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dormir
570 millions of speakers

English

sleeping
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नींद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النوم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dormir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘুমন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sommeil
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schlaf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

睡眠
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Turu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தூக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झोपलेला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uyuyor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dormire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dormit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ύπνου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slaap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sovande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sleeping
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sleeping

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLEEPING»

The term «sleeping» is very widely used and occupies the 4.797 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLEEPING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sleeping

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10 QUOTES WITH «SLEEPING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sleeping.
1
Ben Affleck
My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating.
2
Ben Affleck
There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.
3
David Agus
Keep a strict, predictable schedule 365 days a year that has you eating, sleeping, and exercising at about the same times day in and day out.
4
Steve Aoki
High school and college were my punk, formative years. I was playing hardcore, learning to be a musician. In bands, you tour, but you're paid nothing; you're playing to 50 people in a basement, sleeping in a van, and you love it.
5
Johnny Bench
They're like sleeping in a soft bed. Easy to get into and hard to get out of.
6
Yohan Blake
When you guys are sleeping at night, I am out there working.
7
Kurt Browning
What I really wanted was to perform. So if it took four world titles or one Olympic medal, I just wanted so badly to be able to perform. So it doesn't hinder me sleeping at night that I don't have an Olympic medal.
8
Miguel de Cervantes
From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.
9
Brian Chesky
I'm not saying the whole world will work this way, but with Airbnb, people are sleeping in other people's homes and other people's beds. So there's a level of trust necessary to participate that's different from an eBay or Facebook.
10
Andrew Dice Clay
I do whatever I do. I go to the club. I work on material. While other people are sleeping, I'm awake. I always liked that. I like being able to drive when there's no traffic. It's almost like you own the street at night.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLEEPING»

Discover the use of sleeping in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sleeping and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
God Must Be Sleeping
Subjected to beatings, molestations and forced prostitution - this visceral book heralds one boy's courage in the face of devastation. God Must Be Sleeping delves into the fight through the next 11 years of Milligan's life.
Gregg Tyler Milligan, 2011
2
Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as ...
The book discusses the challenges that teacher leaders face, such as deciding to accept a leadership role, building principal–teacher leader relationships, and working with peers.
Marilyn Katzenmeyer, Gayle Moller, 2009
3
Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels
Waking Sleeping Beauty explores issues of voice in a wide range of children's novels, including books by Virginia Hamilton, Patricia MacLachlan, and Cynthia Voight as well as many multicultural and international books.
Roberta S. Trites, 1997
4
Sleeping with Your Smartphone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit ...
And the firm was better able to recruit and retain employees. Clients also benefited—often in unexpected ways. In this engaging book, Perlow takes you inside BCG to witness the challenges and benefits of disconnecting.
Leslie Perlow, 2013
5
Sleeping With Your Baby: A Parent's Guide To Cosleeping
Sleeping With Your Baby: A Parent's Guide is your guide to understanding how to make nighttimes with your baby safe, fun and relaxing! Written by James McKenna, the world's authority on co-sleeping.
James Joseph McKenna, 2007
6
The Colonial Disease: A Social History of Sleeping Sickness ...
A case-study in the history of sleeping sickness, relating it to the western 'civilising mission'.
Maryinez Lyons, 2002
7
Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life
"For what am I most grateful? For what am I least grateful?" These questions help us identify moments of consolation and desolation. Discovered what they should do more of and less of in order to resolve their problem.
Dennis Linn, Sheila F. Linn, Matthew Linn, 1995
8
Sleeping Island: The Story of One Man's Travels in the Great ...
Account of journeys west of Hudson Bay in summer of 1939 to Nueltin Lake.
P. G. Downes, Robert Cockburn, 2004
9
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
In the first book of the trilogy, Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire.
A. N. Roquelaure, Anne Rice, 1999
10
Kiss sleeping beauty good-bye: breaking the spell of ...
Offers a sophisticated synthesis of literary, psychological, and theological insights, challenging women to grow to their full potential as Christians
Madonna Kolbenschlag, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLEEPING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sleeping is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Poor sleeping patterns link to cancer
Irregular sleeping patterns have been "unequivocally" shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests. The report, in Current Biology, lends weight to ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Thief sneaks ice cream cooler past sleeping store clerk
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. — Deputies in Florida say a thief worked for 15 minutes to drag a cooler full of Good Humor ice cream past a sleeping clerk at a gas ... «New York Post, Apr 15»
3
Boy, 8, shot in head by intruder while sleeping in bed; suspect sought
After an 8-year-old boy was shot in the head by a stray bullet while he was sleeping at his Del Rey home, police said Monday they were conducting an ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
4
New York cracks down on health workers sleeping on the job
That's also when she got her own sleep, prosecutors say — a routine that led to felony charges when Dennis Dattalo, a 25-year-old disabled man who couldn't ... «Al Jazeera America, Mar 15»
5
Sierra Leone sprinter found 'sleeping rough' in London
Sierra Leone's top sprinter, who went missing after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer, has been arrested after he was found living rough in ... «ITV News, Mar 15»
6
Sleeping too much could raise risk of stroke
These so-called "long sleepers" were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eight hours of sleep a night, the researchers found. «CBS News, Feb 15»
7
Couple sleeping in dumpster tossed into garbage truck
Couple sleeping in dumpster tossed into garbage truck. Deputies first thought they were homeless, but now it appears they were just incredibly intoxicated after ... «WTSP 10 News, Feb 15»
8
Sleeping homeless man drenched outside Tim Hortons heartened …
Grant Faithful says he was sleeping with his dog and another homeless man outside a downtown Tim Hortons last Sunday when the store's owner came out and ... «CTV News, Feb 15»
9
Sundance Film Review: 'Sleeping With Other People'
At a time when audiences are more friendly to raunch-coms than to rom-coms, writer-director Leslye Headland tries to split the difference in “Sleeping With Other ... «Variety, Jan 15»
10
The Best and Worst Sleeping Positions
A belly-flop recliner? It may matter: How you position yourself in sleep can affect pain, breathing, and even mood, according to research at the Sleep Assessment ... «The State Journal-Register, Jan 15»

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