snooze

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v snooze sleep lightly or for a short period of time
    • n snooze sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Apparently 1/3 of people with alarm clocks hit the 'snooze' button every morning, and from 25-34 age group, it is over 1/2
    • n Snooze A short sleep; a nap.
    • v. i Snooze To doze; to drowse; to take a short nap; to slumber.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snooze To slumber; take a short nap.
    • n snooze A short nap.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Snooze snōōz to doze
    • n Snooze a nap
    • v.i Snooze snōōz to doze: to slumber
    • n Snooze a quiet nap
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot. snooze, to sleep; cf. Dan. & Sw. snus, snuff

Usage

In literature:

Fancying I was at home, and that my man was calling me, I said, "All right, Wilson," and turned over for another snooze.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
As I said, I am all in, and I'm going to snooze while you watch for a gasoliner to come along.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Then I'll try to snooze a bit.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
An easy prey is this naked, plump, defenceless grub, snoozing in the heat of a blazing day.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Have a good snooze if you can; but don't mind if you can't get to sleep.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
I reckon you'll be all the better for a snooze, too, so come below with me.
"Dick Leslie's Luck" by Harry Collingwood
I may decide to take a snooze, and when I snooze I'm very uncertain.
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond
What surprised me not a little was, how soundly my companions snoozed, considering how they had supped.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
When he awakened, the storm was still raging and the little animal was snoozing by his side.
"Bolden's Pets" by F. L. Wallace
Fu'st thing you know you'll be drappin' off in a snooze out thar, an' missin' him!
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
I'll snooze in a corner.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
I'm goin' to take a snooze right there on the table.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
On both there are a world of old wooden houses snoozing together all forgotten.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He's gone upstairs now to get a snooze, an' that's where I'm goin', too.
"His Lordship's Leopard" by David Dwight Wells
You will come and snooze awhile won't you, and try and get Louisa to join.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
You might 's well lie down yourself and take a snooze, bein' you're that petered out a luggin'.
"A Sunny Little Lass" by Evelyn Raymond
Next time I might snooze and never wake up.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
That was going on while Davy and me snoozed away like a pair of sillies.
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
With your consent, uttered or unexpressed, I'll wrap the drapery of my bunk around me and take a snooze.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
Her mother has fallen into a gentle, somewhat noisy snooze.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
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In poetry:

Then as you muse,
And gently snooze,
Between thinks
You remember those jinks
When spirits were high
On the Fourth of July.
"The Glorious Fourth And Its Memories" by Edwin Carty Ranck
And while Spot barks and pussy mews,
To move the cook’s compassion,
He takes his after-dinner snooze
In genuine biped fashion.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
M was a merry old Mole,
Who would snooze all the day in his hole,
Then--all night, a-rootin'
Around and galootin'--
He'd sing "Johnny, Fill up the Bowl!"
"Billy's Alphabetical Animal Show" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Brian Feldman's occupation includes taking a 50-hour snooze nd attempting to cry.
Brian Feldman's occupation includes taking a 50-hour snooze and attempting to cry.
If he had any remaining hope of snoozing on a downtown street, we're putting the notion to rest.
An executive coach's tips for getting work done while you snooze.
However, there are certain professions -- say, airline pilot -- where taking a quick snooze just isn't acceptable.
Snack on these healthy bites to put yourself on snooze control READ.
Don't hit the snooze button.
Snooze an hour for your heart.
A new survey finds a whopping 79 percent of women would rather snooze.
Zoo Snooze invites military youth for a sleepover .
Here is Stanley Deleel, a playful puppy who is catching a snooze with his mom/owner Samantha Deleel from DeKalb Junction.
Wake Up Early for Snooze .
Recent news and coverage of You Snooze .
Obama's New Energy Snooze .
Tidbits Snooze coming to Boulder.
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