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siesta definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Spanish, from Latin sexta (hora) noon, literally, sixth hour more at sext Date: 1655 an afternoon nap or rest

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an afternoon sleep or rest esp. in hot countries. Etymology: Sp. f. L sexta (hora) sixth hour

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Siesta Si*es"ta, n. [Sp., probably fr. L. sessitare to sit much or long, v. freq. of sedere, sessum, to sit. See Sit.] A short sleep taken about the middle of the day, or after dinner; a midday nap.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(siestas) A siesta is a short sleep or rest which you have in the early afternoon, especially in hot countries. They have a siesta during the hottest part of the day. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [Sp.] Nap (after dinner).




 


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