Definitions for slumber
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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"
a dormant or quiescent state
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a very light state of sleep, almost awake
To be in a very light state of sleep, almost awake
To be inactive
Etymology: From slomren, slombren, frequentive of slumen ("to doze"), probably from slume ("slumber"), from sluma, akin to Middle High German slumen ("to slumber"). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian gjumë arc. glûmë.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
And for his dreams, I wonder he’s so fond
To trust the mock’ry of unquiet slumbers. William Shakespeare, R. III.
From carelessness it shall fall into slumber, and from a slumber it shall settle into a deep and long sleep; ’till at last, perhaps, it shall sleep itself into a lethargy, and that such an one that nothing but hell and judgment shall awaken it. South.
Labour and rest, that equal periods keep;
Obedient slumbers that can wake and weep. Alexander Pope.
Boy! Lucius! fast asleep? It is no matter;
Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber. William Shakespeare, Jul. Cæs.
Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes:
Three days I promis’d to attend my doom,
And two long days and nights are yet to come. Dryden.
Then up he took the slumbered senseless corse,
And ere he could out of his swoon awake,
Him to his castle brought. Fairy Queen.
To honest a deed after it was done, or to slumber his conscience in the doing, he studied other incentives. Henry Wotton.
Etymology: slumeran , Saxon; sluymeren, Dutch.
He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Ps.
Conscience wakes despair that slumber’d. John Milton.
God speaketh, yet man perceiveth it not: in a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed. Job xxxiii. 15.
Have ye chosen this place,
After the toil of battle, to repose
Your wearied virtue, for the use you find
To slumber here. John Milton.
Slumber is a state of sleep or a period of rest or inactivity. It can also refer to a deep, typically prolonged, unconsciousness during which the body rests and recovers.
to sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze
to be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or inactivity
to lay to sleep
to stun; to stupefy
sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; repose
Etymology: [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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
slum′bėr, v.i. to sleep lightly: to sleep: to be in a state of negligence or inactivity.—n. light sleep: repose.—ns. Slum′berer; Slum′bering.—adv. Slum′beringly, in a slumbering manner.—n. Slum′berland, the state of slumber.—adjs. Slum′berless, without slumber: sleepless; Slum′berous, Slum′brous, inviting or causing slumber; sleepy; Slum′bery, sleepy: drowsy. [With intrusive b from M. E. slumeren—A.S. sluma, slumber; cog. with Ger. schlummern.]
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The numerical value of slumber in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of slumber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
To saints their very slumber is a prayer.
Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.
Here we feel like we are on a slumber party.
If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before.
None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events.
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- υπνηλία, νύσταGreek
- dormeto, dormetiEsperanto
- adormilar, adormecer, dormitar, adormecimiento, adormilamiento, estar aletargadoSpanish
- torkkua, torkkuminenFinnish
- somnoler, somnolenceFrench
- dormiveglia, sonnolenzaItalian
- sluimeren, sluimeringDutch
- dorme, slumre, sløveNorwegian
- somnola, dormitaRomanian
- дрёма, сонRussian
- drijémati, drijȇm, drijémežSerbo-Croatian
- dremež, drematiSlovene
- slumra, slummerSwedish
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