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. Kahlil Gibran:

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

  2. Anuj Somany:

    People who say something as immorally wrong has started happening NOWADAYS merely show to the awakened person as how they stayed in deep slumber for such a long period or days.

  3. Bhagvei Badreshia:

    Here we feel like we are on a slumber party.

  4. Giuseppe Mazzini:

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

  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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