Thesaurus > Related Words: sleeper

  Words related to sleeper

Related / Similar Words: sleeper goby, sleeping car, wagon-lit, tie, railroad tie, crosstie, slumberer

 

Definition:
  • an unexpected hit; "that movie was the sleeper of the summer";
  • tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water;
  • a piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed;
  • a passenger car that has berths for sleeping;
  • one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper";
  • a rester who is sleeping;
  • an unexpected achiever of success; "the winner was a true sleeper--no one expected him to get it";
  • 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;

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    Hyponyms: dreamer, Rip van Winkle, sleeping beauty, sleepwalker, somnambulist, noctambulist, snorer, somniloquist

     

    Part Meronyms: railroad track, railroad, railway

     

    Member Meronyms: Eleotridae, family Eleotridae, sleeper nest

     

    Derivational Morphology: sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's

     

    Anagrams: speller

     

     
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