Meaning of “nap” in the English Dictionary

"nap" in British English

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napnoun

uk /næp/ us /næp/

nap noun (SLEEP)

C1 [ C ] a short sleep, especially during the day:

Grandpa usually has/takes a nap after lunch.

napverb [ I ]

uk /næp/ us /næp/ -pp-

to sleep for a short time, especially during the day:

He likes to nap for an hour when he gets home from work.

(Definition of “nap” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nap" in American English

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napnoun [ C ]

us /næp/

a brief sleep, esp. during the day

nap
verb [ I ] us /næp/ -pp-

While the children nap after lunch, their teachers will get a break.

(Definition of “nap” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)