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sleeper

noun (n)

  • a rester who is sleeping (noun.person)
    Synonym: slumberer
    source: wordnet30
  • a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • an unexpected achiever of success (noun.person)
    Example:
    The winner was a true sleeper--no one expected him to get it.
    source: wordnet30
  • one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The British call a railroad tie a sleeper.
    source: wordnet30
  • a passenger car that has berths for sleeping (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • pajamas with feet; worn by children (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water (noun.animal)
    Synonym: sleeper goby
    source: wordnet30
  • an unexpected hit (noun.act)
    Example:
    That movie was the sleeper of the summer.
    source: wordnet30
  • One who sleeps; a slumberer; hence, a drone, or lazy person. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Something lying in a reclining posture or position. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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