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Definition of Naps

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create a soft surface on fabric or leather by rubbing and scraping; raise up the nap of a fabric by rubbing against the weave of the fabric
soft fibrous surface of a fabric that usually lies in one direction; soft superficial texture of a piece leather
doze, sleep lightly (during the day); act recklessly; be unprepared, be off guard; put sauce or gravy over food
light sleep, short sleep (usually during the day)
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WordNet 2.0

1. a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap"
(synonym) sleep
(hypernym) time period, period of time, period
(hyponym) beauty sleep
(derivation) catnap, catch a wink
2. a soft or fuzzy surface texture
(hypernym) texture
3. the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave; "for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
(synonym) pile
(hypernym) thread, yarn
4. a short sleep (usually not in bed)
(synonym) catnap, cat sleep, forty winks, short sleep, snooze
(hypernym) sleeping
(hyponym) siesta
(derivation) catnap, catch a wink
5. a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
(synonym) Napoleon
(hypernym) card game, cards

1. take a siesta; "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"
(synonym) catnap, catch a wink
(hypernym) sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's
(hyponym) snooze, drowse, doze
(derivation) catnap, cat sleep, forty winks, short sleep, snooze
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English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A nap is a short period of sleep, typically taken during daylight hours as an adjunct to the usual nocturnal sleep period. Naps are most often taken as a response to drowsiness during waking hours. Cultural attitudes toward napping during the work day vary. In many Western cultures, children and the elderly are expected to nap during the day and are provided with designated periods and locations to do so. In these same cultures, most working adults are not expected to sleep during the day and napping on the job is widely considered unacceptable. Other cultures (especially those in hot climates) serve their largest meals at midday, with allowance for a nap period (siesta) afterwards before returning to work.

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A nap is a short period of sleep.

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The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) is the police agency for Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN). The agency has 134 First Nations Constables who have the powers of police officers in Ontario. They are assigned to 35 detachments in NAN communities. Mr. Terry Armstrong was appointed Chief of Police effective September 3, 2013.

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