sleeping You use sleeping to describe places where people sleep or things concerned with where people sleep. adj ADJ n On the top floor we have sleeping quarters for women and children. →
sleeping bag ( sleeping bags plural ) A sleeping bag is a large deep bag with a warm lining, used for sleeping in, especially when you are camping. n-count
sleeping car ( sleeping cars plural ) A sleeping car is a railway carriage containing beds for passengers to sleep in at night. n-count
sleeping giant ( sleeping giants plural ) If you refer to someone or something as a sleeping giant, you mean that they are powerful but they have not yet shown the full extent of their power. (JOURNALISM) n-count
The trust, which has 2.3 million members, has been characterised as a sleeping giant of the environment movement.
sleeping partner ( sleeping partners plural ) A sleeping partner is a person who provides some of the capital for a business but who does not take an active part in managing the business.
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in AM, use silent partner
sleeping pill ( sleeping pills plural ) A sleeping pill is a pill that you can take to help you sleep. n-count
Sleeping sickness is a serious tropical disease which causes great tiredness and often leads to death. n-uncount
sleeping tablet ( sleeping tablets plural ) A sleeping tablet is the same as a sleeping pill. n-count