(Nan"ny*ber`ry) n. (Bot.) See Sheepberry.
(Nan"pie) n. (Zoöl.) The magpie.
(||Na"os) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a temple, the cella.] (Arch.) A term used by modern archæologists instead
of cella. See Cella.
(Nap) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Napped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Napping ] [OE. nappen, AS. hnæppian to take
a nap, to slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to bend one's self, Icel. hnipna, hnipa, to droop.]
1. To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze. Chaucer.
2. To be in a careless, secure state. Wyclif.
I took thee napping, unprepared.Hudibras.
(Nap), n. A short sleep; a doze; a siesta. Cowper.
(Nap), n. [OE. noppe, AS. hnoppa; akin to D. nop, Dan. noppe, LG. nobbe.]
1. Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or
fibers forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; as, the
nap of cotton flannel or of broadcloth.
2. pl. The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet. Knight.
(Nap), v. t. To raise, or put, a nap on.
(Nape) n. [Perh. akin to knap a knop.] The back part of the neck. Spenser.
(Nape"-crest`) n. (Zoöl.) An African bird of the genus Schizorhis, related to the plantain
(Na"per*y) n.; pl. Naperies [OF. naperie, fr. nape a tablecloth, F. nappe, LL. napa, fr. L.
mappa. See Map, and cf. Apron, Napkin.] Table linen; also, linen clothing, or linen in general. [Obs.]
(Na"pha wa`ter) [Sp. nafa, from Ar. napha odor.] A perfume distilled from orange flowers.
(Na"phew) n. (Bot.) See Navew.
(Naph"tha) n. [L. naphtha, Gr. fr.Ar. nafth, nifth.]
1. (Chem.) The complex mixture of volatile, liquid, inflammable hydrocarbons, occurring naturally, and
usually called crude petroleum, mineral oil, or rock oil. Specifically: That portion of the distillate obtained
in the refinement of petroleum which is intermediate between the lighter gasoline and the heavier benzine,
and has a specific gravity of about 0.7, used as a solvent for varnishes, as a carburetant, illuminant,
2. (Chem.) One of several volatile inflammable liquids obtained by the distillation of certain carbonaceous
materials and resembling the naphtha from petroleum; as, Boghead naphtha, from Boghead coal (obtained
at Boghead, Scotland); crude naphtha, or light oil, from coal tar; wood naphtha, from wood, etc.
This term was applied by the earlier chemical writers to a number of volatile, strong smelling, inflammable
liquids, chiefly belonging to the ethers, as the sulphate, nitrate, or acetate of ethyl. Watts.