Definition of Siesta

1. Noun. A nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries).




Definition of Siesta

1. n. A short sleep taken about the middle of the day, or after dinner; a midday nap.

Definition of Siesta

1. Noun. A nap, especially an afternoon one taken after lunch in some cultures. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To take a siesta; to nap. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Siesta

1. an afternoon nap or rest [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Siesta

sienites
sienitic
sienna
siennas
siens
sient
sients
sierozem
sierozems
sierra
sierra leone
sierran
sierras
sies
siesmicity
siesta (current term)
siestaed
siestaing
siestas
sieth
sieths
sieur
sieurs
sieva
sieva bean
sieve
sieve-tube element
sieve bone
sieve graft
sieve of Eratosthenes

Literary usage of Siesta

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1. Thermodynamics of the Steam-engine and Other Heat-engines by Cecil Hobart Peabody (1889)
"Tests on the Leila, the siesta, and the Gleam.—The engines of the yachts Leila and siesta ... The engines of the Leila and siesta differed only in size, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"At midday each group assembled for the Ángelus, after which came dinner and a siesta; work was then resumed until evening, when the labourers returned ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"they rest for an hour or two, taking a meal and a siesta. Work is recommenced at two, and goes on until dusk, when another meal is taken. ..."

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