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Meaning of SLUMBER

Pronunciation:  'slumbur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a dormant or quiescent state
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [v]  be asleep
 

SLUMBER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, sleep
 
 Antonyms: wake
 
 See Also: aestivate, bundle, catch a wink, catnap, dormancy, estivate, hibernate, hole up, live in, live out, nap, nonrapid eye movement, nonrapid eye movement sleep, NREM, NREM sleep, orthodox sleep, paradoxical sleep, physiological condition, physiological state, practice bundling, quiescence, quiescency, rapid eye movement, rapid eye movement sleep, REM, REM sleep, repose, rest, shuteye, sleep in, sleep late, sleep out, sleeping

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Slum"ber\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slumbered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Slumbering}.] [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.]
    1. To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze. --Piers
       Plowman.
    
             He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor
             sleep.                                --Ps. cxxi. 4.
    
    2. To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or
       inactivity. ``Why slumbers Pope?'' --Young.
    
    
  2. \Slum"ber\, v. t.
    1. To lay to sleep. [R.] --Wotton.
    
    2. To stun; to stupefy. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
  3. \Slum"ber\, n.
    Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or
    sound; repose.
    
          He at last fell into a slumber, and thence into a fast
          sleep, which detained him in that place until it was
          almost night.                            --Bunyan.
    
          Fast asleep? It is no matter; Enjoy the honey-heavy dew
          of slumber.                              --Shak.
    
          Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes. --Dryden.
    
    
 

 

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