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I developed a mania for Fitzgerald - by the time I'd graduated from high school I'd read everything he'd written. I started with 'The Great Gatsby' and moved on to 'Tender Is the Night,' which just swept me away. Then I read 'This Side of Paradise,' his novel about Princeton - I literally slept with that book under my pillow for two years.
A. Scott Berg

Meaning of "slept" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLEPT

slept  [slɛpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLEPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Slept is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb slept in English.

WHAT DOES SLEPT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

slept

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%.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SLEPT

PRESENT

Present
I sleep
you sleep
he/she/it sleeps
we sleep
you sleep
they sleep
Present continuous
I am sleeping
you are sleeping
he/she/it is sleeping
we are sleeping
you are sleeping
they are sleeping
Present perfect
I have slept
you have slept
he/she/it has slept
we have slept
you have slept
they have slept
Present perfect continuous
I have been sleeping
you have been sleeping
he/she/it has been sleeping
we have been sleeping
you have been sleeping
they have been sleeping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I slept
you slept
he/she/it slept
we slept
you slept
they slept
Past continuous
I was sleeping
you were sleeping
he/she/it was sleeping
we were sleeping
you were sleeping
they were sleeping
Past perfect
I had slept
you had slept
he/she/it had slept
we had slept
you had slept
they had slept
Past perfect continuous
I had been sleeping
you had been sleeping
he/she/it had been sleeping
we had been sleeping
you had been sleeping
they had been sleeping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sleep
you will sleep
he/she/it will sleep
we will sleep
you will sleep
they will sleep
Future continuous
I will be sleeping
you will be sleeping
he/she/it will be sleeping
we will be sleeping
you will be sleeping
they will be sleeping
Future perfect
I will have slept
you will have slept
he/she/it will have slept
we will have slept
you will have slept
they will have slept
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sleeping
you will have been sleeping
he/she/it will have been sleeping
we will have been sleeping
you will have been sleeping
they will have been sleeping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would slept
you would slept
he/she/it would slept
we would slept
you would slept
they would slept
Conditional continuous
I would be sleeping
you would be sleeping
he/she/it would be sleeping
we would be sleeping
you would be sleeping
they would be sleeping
Conditional perfect
I would have slept
you would have slept
he/she/it would have slept
we would have slept
you would have slept
they would have slept
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sleeping
you would have been sleeping
he/she/it would have been sleeping
we would have been sleeping
you would have been sleeping
they would have been sleeping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sleep
we let´s sleep
you sleep
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sleep
Past participle
slept
Present Participle
sleeping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLEPT


accept
əkˈsɛpt
adept
əˈdɛpt
concept
ˈkɒnsɛpt
crept
krɛpt
except
ɪkˈsɛpt
incept
ɪnˈsɛpt
inept
ɪnˈɛpt
intercept
ˌɪntəˈsɛpt
kept
kɛpt
leapt
lɛpt
nympholept
ˈnɪmfəˌlɛpt
precept
ˈpriːsɛpt
recept
ˈriːsɛpt
sept
sɛpt
stepped
stɛpt
swept
swɛpt
unkept
ʌnˈkɛpt
wept
wɛpt
windswept
ˈwɪndˌswɛpt
yclept
ɪˈklɛpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLEPT

sleigh bell
sleigh ride
sleigher
sleight
sleight of hand
slender
slender-tailed meerkat
slenderise
slenderize
slenderly
slenderness
slenter
Slesvig
sleuth
sleuthhound
sleuthing
slew
slew rate
slewed
sley

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLEPT

clept
dept
downswept
high concept
high-concept
inswept
intussuscept
open-concept
outswept
overslept
proof of concept
rainswept
rept
self-concept
transept
unadept
unswept
unwept
upswept
well-kept

Synonyms and antonyms of slept in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SLEPT»

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

Translation of «slept» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLEPT

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dormido
570 millions of speakers

English

slept
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सोया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ينام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dormia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

slept
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dormi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schlief
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

眠っていた
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

தூங்கினேன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झोपले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uyudu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dormito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спав
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dormit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοιμήθηκα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geslaap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sov
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sov
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slept

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLEPT»

The term «slept» is very widely used and occupies the 16.670 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLEPT» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SLEPT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word slept.
1
Woody Allen
It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.
2
Andy Andrews
When I was 19 years old, both of my parents died in the same year; my mom of cancer and my dad in a car accident. Through the next two or three years and a series of bad decisions - all my own, I might add - I ended up literally homeless, before that was even a word. I even slept occasionally under a pier on the Gulf Coast.
3
Scott Baio
When I was a baby, my mother tells me I never slept because I never wanted to miss anything.
4
A. Scott Berg
I developed a mania for Fitzgerald - by the time I'd graduated from high school I'd read everything he'd written. I started with 'The Great Gatsby' and moved on to 'Tender Is the Night,' which just swept me away. Then I read 'This Side of Paradise,' his novel about Princeton - I literally slept with that book under my pillow for two years.
5
Lord Byron
I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty.
6
George Clooney
Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties.
7
Francis Ford Coppola
The most adventurous thing I've done is learn how to fly a helicopter in the Philippines. One night we landed on a beach and slept on it.
8
Aleister Crowley
I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
9
Shelley Duvall
For a while we lived in a tent we'd pitched inside his parents' house and we slept on pillows.
10
John Dykstra
We stayed there 24 hours a day. We lived and ate and slept that movie. We were enthusiastic, not just because of the movie, but because we had such a great collaborative team. We had a really good time. It was very much a family.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLEPT»

Discover the use of slept in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slept and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir
While the music lives on for new generations to discover, I Slept with Joey Ramone is the enduring portrait of a man who struggled to find his voice and of the brother who loved him.
Mickey Leigh, 2011
2
While Reagan Slept
A perceptive, and offbeat, portrait of Ronald Reagan by the noted Washington columnist and humorist observes the fortieth president of the United States while he sleeps
Art Buchwald, 1983
3
Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States
If you love to laugh, and you love your country, this is the book you've been waiting for since 1776. Or at least since Super Bowl III. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Dave Barry, 2010
4
When Christ and His Saints Slept
In When Christ and His Saints Slept, the newest addition to her highly acclaimed novels of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, master storyteller and historian Sharon ...
Sharon Kay Penman, 2010
5
Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller Was Dad, the ...
Yossarian Slept Here is Erica Heller’s wickedly funny but also poignant and incisive memoir about growing up in a family—her iconic father; her wry, beautiful mother, Shirley; her younger brother, Ted; her relentlessly inventive ...
Erica Heller, 2011
6
While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West ...
WHILE EUROPE SLEPT is the story of one American’s experience in Europe before and after 9/11, and of his many arguments with Europeans about the dangers of militant Islam and America’s role in combating it.
Bruce Bawer, 2006
7
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late
Before writing Friday, the Rabbi Slept Late, Harry Kemelman had written a mystery story "The Nine Mile Walk" which is widely considered one of the best mystery stories ever written and is among the most frequently anthologized.
Harry Kemelman, 2011
8
While Innocents Slept: A Story of Revenge, Murder, and SIDS
Acclaimed author Adrian Havill conducted nineteen in-person interviews with the accused both before and after his trial. He had full access to both the defense and prosecution teams.
Adrian Havill, 2002
9
As the Children Slept
'General...General, sir, I hate to interrupt your thoughts, but it's nearing a D' hour, sir. We are ready.' " So begins As the Children Slept, a science fiction thriller that just may become reality.
R. E. Willis, 2009
10
Slept Away
Summer camp might just turn this city girl’s world upside down! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Julie Kraut, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLEPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slept is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Rachel McAdams slept with a knife when travelling solo in Costa Rica
Actress Rachel McAdams slept with a knife in her bed when she stayed in a seedy hotel while travelling solo in Costa Rica. The Notebook actress went on ... «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»
2
Sheriff: 'furious' teen stabbed grandmother while she slept
Sheriff: 'furious' teen stabbed grandmother while she slept »Play Video Bjorn Anderson appears on closed circuit television in a Snohomish County courtroom ... «KOMO News, Jun 15»
3
Chantae Gilman admits raping a man while he slept
A mother-of-three accused of breaking into a man's apartment, pinning him down and raping him while he slept has pleaded guilty to the attack and will serve ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
4
Andy Cohen Reveals He Slept With Lance Bass
Probably the most fascinating reveal came when she asked him to name the most famous person he's ever slept with. The answer? A former boy band star. «Billboard, May 15»
5
Adam Lambert: I've slept with closeted celebrities
The American Idol star told Glamour magazine there were many very famous men who were not openly gay and he said: “I've been with a few of them.”. «PinkNews, Apr 15»
6
Woman dies day after being shot as she slept in Greenville
GREENVILLE, N.C. —Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was shot as she slept in her Greenville home. Related. Police investigating body ... «WXII The Triad, Mar 15»
7
Lil Wayne 'reveals Drake slept with his girlfriend' in explosive new …
As far as friendships in the music world go, theirs is seen as one of the most solid, with Lil Wayne being credited for much of Drake's success after signing him to ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
8
Experience: I've slept with 3000 men
It was the night I slept with 14 men that I first started to try to work out how many partners I've been with. The truth is, I'm not sure. My conservative estimate is ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
9
Ex On The Beach's Gaz Beadle insists he remembers everyone he's …
"I've never ever finished with someone or even slept with someone that I just don't ever speak to. If I see them on the street, we'll talk, so I'm a good ex," he ... «Mirror.co.uk, Feb 15»
10
On terrorism, the State of the Union is strangely quiet
n 1938, Winston Churchill published “While England Slept,” about Britain's failure ... of the Union address will not be retold under the title “While America Slept.”. «Washington Post, Jan 15»

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