ETYM French, p. pr. of dormir to sleep, from Latin dormire; cf. Skr. drâ, Old Slav. drâmati.
1. (Biology) In a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; SYN. hibernating, torpid.
2. Not active but capable of becoming active.
3. Of e.g. volcanos; temporarily inactive; SYN. inactive.
4. (Heraldry) Lying with head on paws as if sleeping; SYN. sleeping.
1. Half asleep; SYN. drowsing, dozy, dozing, napping, nodding.
2. Showing lack of attention or boredom; SYN. oscitant, yawning.
ETYM French somnolent, Latin somnolentus, from somnus sleep, akin to Greek hypnos, Skr. svapna sleep, dream, svap to sleep, Icel. sofa, as. swefn sleep. Related to Hypnotic, Somnambulism, Soporific.
Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep.
Sleepy; causing, or resembling, sleep.