Meaning of “sleep” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /sliːp/ past tense and past participle slept

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?

More examples

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)