Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "siesta" [‖Si•es•ta]

  • A rest or nap after the midday meal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "siesta" in a sentence
  • "Permission to Nap: Taking Time to Restore Your Spirit "Like our French sisters, who enjoy a 35-hour work week, or in Spain, where a siesta is a must, we can come to enjoy, embrace and revel in a little lovely shut-eye." -- from the publisher"
  • "The two hours before dinner Lord Creith ordinarily devoted to what he described as a siesta, and Joan usually occupied that period in dealing with her correspondence."
  • "Small enough that siesta is still honored, the million-plus inhabitants of Morelia also support two sushi bars."