HyperDic: sleeper

English > 9 senses of the word sleeper:
NOUNperson sleeper, slumberera rester who is sleeping
person sleepera spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
person sleeperan unexpected achiever of success
artifactsleeper, tie, railroad tie, crosstieone of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
artifactsleeper, sleeping car, wagon-lita passenger car that has berths for sleeping
artifactsleeperpajamas with feet
artifactsleepera piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed
animalsleeper, sleeper gobytropical fish that resembles a goby and rests / rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water
actsleeperan unexpected hit
sleeper > pronunciation
Soundssliy'per
Rhymesasper ... zipper: 139 rhymes with per...
English > sleeper: 9 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA rester who is sleeping.
Synonymslumberer
NarrowerRip van WinkleA person who sleeps a lot
dreamersomeone who is dreaming
sleeping beautyA person who is sleeping soundly
sleepwalker, somnambulist, noctambulistsomeone who walks about in their sleep
snorersomeone who snores while sleeping
somniloquistsomeone who talks / talks while asleep
BroaderresterA person who rests / rests / rests
Spanishdurmiente
Catalandorment
Verbssleepbe asleep
English > sleeper: 9 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal.
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
Member ofsleeper nestA nest of sleepers awaiting a prearranged signal
Broadersaboteur, wrecker, diversionistsomeone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks / wrecks
spy, undercover agent(military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
terroristA radical who employs terror as a political weapon
English > sleeper: 9 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningAn unexpected achiever of success.
Example"the winner was a true sleeper--no one expected him to get it"
Broaderachiever, winner, success, succeederA person with a record / record of successes
Spanishagente encubierto
English > sleeper: 9 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningOne of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track.
Example"the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
Synonymstie, railroad tie, crosstie
Part ofrailroad track, railroad, railwayA line of track providing a runway for wheels
Broaderbrace, bracingA structural member used to stiffen a framework
Spanishdurmiente, traviesa
Catalantravessa
English > sleeper: 9 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA passenger car that has berths for sleeping.
Synonymssleeping car, wagon-lit
Partsdrawing roomA private compartment on a sleeping car with three bunks and a toilet
roometteA small private compartment for one on a sleeping car
Broaderpassenger car, coach, carriageA railcar where passengers ride
Spanishcoche cama, coche-cama, vagón dormitorio, wagon-lit
Catalancotxe-llit, vagó-llit, wagon-lit
Verbssleepbe able to accommodate for sleeping
English > sleeper: 9 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningpajamas with feet; worn by children.
Broaderpajama, pyjama, pj's, jammies(usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging
English > sleeper: 9 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed.
Broaderfurniture, piece of furniture, article of furniturefurnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
Verbssleepbe able to accommodate for sleeping
English > sleeper: 9 senses > noun 8, animal
MeaningTropical fish that resembles a goby and rests / rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water.
Synonymsleeper goby
Member ofEleotridae, family Eleotridaesleepers
Broaderpercoid fish, percoid, percoideanAny of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
English > sleeper: 9 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningAn unexpected hit.
Example"that movie was the sleeper of the summer"
Broaderhit, smash, smasher, strike, bangA conspicuous success
Usage oftrope, figure of speech, figure, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Spanishéxito inesperado, sorpresa

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