Definitions for: Slumber


[n] a dormant or quiescent state
[n] a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended; "he didn't get enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"
[v] be asleep



Webster (1913) Definition: Slum"ber, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slumbered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Slumbering.] [OE. slombren, slumberen, slumeren, AS.
slumerian, fr. sluma slumber; akin to D. sluimeren to
slumber, MHG. slummern, slumen, G. schlummern, Dan. slumre,
Sw. slumra, Goth. slawan to be silent.]
1. To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze. --Piers
Plowman.

He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor
sleep. --Ps. cxxi. 4.

2. To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or
inactivity. ``Why slumbers Pope?'' --Young.


Slum"ber, v. t.
1. To lay to sleep. [R.] --Wotton.

2. To stun; to stupefy. [Obs.] --Spenser.


Slum"ber, n.
Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or
sound; repose.

He at last fell into a slumber, and thence into a fast
sleep, which detained him in that place until it was
almost night. --Bunyan.

Fast asleep? It is no matter; Enjoy the honey-heavy dew
of slumber. --Shak.

Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes. --Dryden.

Synonyms: catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, sleep

Antonyms: wake

See Also: aestivate, bundle, catch a wink, catnap, dormancy, estivate, hibernate, hole up, live in, live out, nap, nonrapid eye movement, nonrapid eye movement sleep, NREM, NREM sleep, orthodox sleep, paradoxical sleep, physiological condition, physiological state, practice bundling, quiescence, quiescency, rapid eye movement, rapid eye movement sleep, REM, REM sleep, repose, rest, shuteye, sleep in, sleep late, sleep out, sleeping

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