from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Ready for or needing sleep.
  • adj. Sluggish from sleep.
  • adj. Inducing sleep.
  • adj. Inactive; quiet: a sleepy rural town.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Tired; feeling the need for sleep.
  • adj. Suggesting tiredness.
  • adj. Tending to induce sleep; soporific.
  • adj. dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish
  • n. The gum that builds up in the eye

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep.
  • adj. Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous.
  • adj. Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish.
  • adj. Characterized by an absence of watchfulness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Overcome with sleep; sleeping.
  • Inclined to sleep; drowsy.
  • Languid; dull; inactive; sluggish.
  • Tending to induce sleep; sleep-producing; soporific.
  • Decaying internally: said of fruit. See blet, v. i.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. ready to fall asleep


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