Slumber

  • 1Slumber — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Slumber — Slum ber, n. Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; repose. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3slumber — (v.) mid 14c., alteration of slumeren (early 13c.), frequentative form of slumen to doze, probably from O.E. sluma light sleep (Cf. M.Du. slumen, Du. sluimeren, Ger. schlummern to slumber ). Frequentative on the notion of intermittent light sleep …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4slumber — [slum′bər] vi. [ME slumeren < OE slumerian < sluma, slumber: for IE base see SLUG1] 1. to sleep 2. to be dormant, negligent, or inactive vt. to spend in sleeping n. 1. sleep 2. an …

    English World dictionary

  • 5Slumber — Slum ber, v. t. 1. To lay to sleep. [R.] Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. To stun; to stupefy. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6slumber — index repose (rest) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7slumber — vb *sleep, drowse, doze, nap, catnap, snooze Analogous words: relax, rest, repose (see corresponding nouns at REST) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8slumber — [n] sleep coma, dormancy, doze, drowse, forty winks*, inactivity, languor, lethargy, nap, repose, rest, sack time*, shuteye*, snooze, stupor, torpor; concept 315 Ant. awakening, consciousness, wakefulness …

    New thesaurus

  • 9slumber — literary ► VERB ▪ sleep. ► NOUN ▪ a sleep. DERIVATIVES slumberous (also slumbrous) adjective. ORIGIN alteration of Scots and northern English sloom, in the same sense …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10slumber —    American    death    The common imagery of sleep but this usage is mainly the jargon of the mortician. Thus a slumber cot or box is a coffin, a slumber robe is a shroud, and a slumber room is a morgue:     Lavish slumber rooms where the… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 11slumber — I UK [ˈslʌmbə(r)] / US [ˈslʌmbər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms slumber : singular slumber plural slumbers literary sleep II UK [ˈslʌmbə(r)] / US [ˈslʌmbər] verb [intransitive] Word forms slumber : present tense I/you/we/they slumber… …

    English dictionary

  • 12slumber — v. & n. poet. rhet. v.intr. 1 sleep, esp. in a specified manner. 2 be idle, drowsy, or inactive. n. a sleep, esp. of a specified kind (fell into a fitful slumber). Phrases and idioms: slumber away spend (time) in slumber. slumber wear… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13slumber — [[t]slʌ̱mbə(r)[/t]] slumbers, slumbering, slumbered N VAR Slumber is sleep. [LITERARY] He had fallen into exhausted slumber... He roused Charles from his slumbers. VERB Slumber is also a verb. The older three girls are still slumbering peacefully …

    English dictionary

  • 14slumber — I. intransitive verb (slumbered; slumbering) Etymology: Middle English slomren, slombren, frequentative of slumen to doze, probably from slume slumber, from Old English slūma; akin to Middle High German slumen to slumber Date: 13th century 1. a.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15slumber — slumberer, n. slumberless, adj. /slum beuhr/, v.i. 1. to sleep, esp. lightly; doze; drowse. 2. to be in a state of inactivity, negligence, quiescence, or calm: Vesuvius is slumbering. v.t. 3. to spend or pass (time) in slumbering (often fol. by… …

    Universalium

  • 16slumber — n. deep slumber * * * [ slʌmbə] deep slumber …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17slumber — slum|ber1 [ˈslʌmbə US ər] v [i]literary [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: sloom to sleep (13 19 centuries), from Old English sluma sleep ] to sleep slumber 2 slumber2 n [singular, U] also slumbers literary sleep …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18slumber — /ˈslʌmbə / (say slumbuh) verb (i) 1. to sleep, especially deeply. 2. to sleep lightly; doze; drowse. 3. to be in a state of inactivity, negligence, quiescence, or calm. –noun 4. (often plural) sleep, especially deep sleep. 5. light sleep. 6. a… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 19slumber — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Slumber is used before these nouns: ↑party {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ deeply ▪ peacefully, quietly ▪ The child slumbered peacefully in her arms …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20slumber — slum|ber1 [ slʌmbər ] noun count or uncount LITERARY sleep slumber slum|ber 2 [ slʌmbər ] verb intransitive LITERARY to sleep …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English