Meaning of “sleep” - Learner’s Dictionary

sleep

verb us uk /sliːp/ past tense and past participle slept
Extra Examples
The inability to sleep is often a symptom of some other illness.These animals sleep during the day and hunt at night.When he visits his mother, he sleeps in his old room.I'm tired, what with travelling all day yesterday and sleeping badly.I slept terribly last night.

A1 [ I ] to be in the state of rest when your eyes are closed, your body is not active, and your mind is unconscious:

We had to sleep in the car that night.
Did you sleep well?
sleep four/six, etc

If a place sleeps four, six, etc, it is big enough for that number of people to sleep in.

(Definition of “sleep verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)