Definition of Slumber

1. Noun. A natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended. "Calm as a child in dreamless slumber"




2. Verb. Be asleep. "Sam and Sue slumber"

3. Noun. A dormant or quiescent state.
Generic synonyms: Dormancy, Quiescence, Quiescency
Derivative terms: Slumberous, Slumbrous

Definition of Slumber

1. v. i. To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze.

2. v. t. To lay to sleep.

3. n. Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; repose.

Definition of Slumber

1. Noun. a very light state of sleep, almost awake ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To be in a very light state of sleep, almost awake ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To be inactive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slumber

1. to sleep [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: sleep

Lexicographical Neighbors of Slumber

sluiced
sluicegate
sluicelike
sluices
sluiceway
sluiceways
sluicier
sluiciest
sluicing
sluicy
sluing
sluit
sluits
slum
slum area
slumber (current term)
slumber parties
slumber party
slumbered
slumberer
slumberers
slumbering
slumberingly
slumberland
slumberless
slumberlike
slumberous
slumbers
slumbery
slumbre

Literary usage of Slumber

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"Heaven thou canst not now offend Till thy slumber-plumes are shed; Consciousness alone doth lend Life its pain, and Death its dread; Innocence and Peace ..."

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