What does the word sleeper mean?

Usage examples for sleeper

  1. He rose to his feet, went to look at the sleeper; but he knew he could not do his work. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  2. The bird of death reminded her of Death himself also hanging high up yonder in the blue and waiting his opportunity to fall upon the sleeper. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  3. " O," thought she, looking at the little sleeper in the cradle, " I'd rather have him than aunt Madge; for he'll stay to our house, and sleep in my crib." – Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple by Sophie May