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

Wiktionary

  1. slumber(Noun)

    a very light state of sleep, almost awake

    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.

  2. slumber(Verb)

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

    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.

  3. slumber(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slumber(verb)

    to sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze

    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.]

  2. Slumber(verb)

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

    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.]

  3. Slumber(verb)

    to lay to sleep

    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.]

  4. Slumber(verb)

    to stun; to stupefy

    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.]

  5. Slumber(noun)

    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

  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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Numerology

  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. Mitchell Burgess:

    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.

  2. Saint Jerome:

    To saints their very slumber is a prayer.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

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

  4. Bhagvei Badreshia:

    Here we feel like we are on a slumber party.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    People who are in deep slumber are in humongous number and this is due to their self-centered nature only.

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