the folding together of leaflets, petals, etc, that occurs at night in certain plants, such as the prayer plant (Maranta leuconura)
- Sleep on something
sleep in sleep on something Consider something overnight before deciding, as in I don’t know if I want to go on such a long hike; let me sleep on it. This usage was first recorded in 1519 in the state papers of King Henry VIII: “His Grace … said that he would sleep and dream […]
adjective 1. live-out. noun 2. a person who lives elsewhere than at the place of employment. 3. an act or instance of sleeping outdoors.
noun 1. an instance of sleeping over, as at another person’s house. 2. a person who sleeps over. noun 1. (informal, mainly US) an instance of spending the night at someone else’s home
verb (used without object), slept, sleeping. 1. to take the rest afforded by a suspension of voluntary bodily functions and the natural suspension, complete or partial, of consciousness; cease being awake. 2. Botany. to assume, especially at night, a state similar to the sleep of animals, marked by closing of petals, leaves, etc. 3. to […]