What does slumber mean?

Definitions for slumber
ˈslʌm bərslum·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleep, slumber(noun)

    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"

  2. slumber(verb)

    a dormant or quiescent state

  3. sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's(verb)

    be asleep


  1. slumber(Noun)

    a very light state of sleep, almost awake

  2. slumber(Verb)

    To be in a very light state of sleep, almost awake

  3. slumber(Verb)

    To be inactive

  4. Origin: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slumber(verb)

    to sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze

  2. Slumber(verb)

    to be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or inactivity

  3. Slumber(verb)

    to lay to sleep

  4. Slumber(verb)

    to stun; to stupefy

  5. Slumber(noun)

    sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; repose

  6. Origin: [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

  1. Slumber

    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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Anagrams for slumber »

  1. lumbers, rumbles, umbrels

  2. Lumbers

  3. Rumbles

  4. Umbrels

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slumber in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slumber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of slumber in a Sentence

  1. Saint Jerome:

    To saints their very slumber is a prayer.

  2. Bhagvei Badreshia:

    Here we feel like we are on a slumber party.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    We fear death, yet we long for slumber and beautiful dreams.

  4. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.

  5. Christina Rossetti:

    I dream of you to wake; would that I might Dream of you and not wake but slumber on...

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