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ˈslʌm bərslum·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleep, slumbernoun

    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. slumberverb

    a dormant or quiescent state

  3. sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z'sverb

    be asleep

Wiktionary

  1. slumbernoun

    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. slumberverb

    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. slumberverb

    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. Slumberverb

    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. Slumberverb

    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. Slumberverb

    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. Slumberverb

    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. Slumbernoun

    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. Anuj Somany:

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

  2. Christina Rossetti:

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

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

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

  4. Saint Jerome:

    To saints their very slumber is a prayer.

  5. Václav Havel:

    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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