- The definition of a slumber is a deep sleep.
When you fall into a deep peaceful sleep, this is an example of a slumber.
- To slumber is to sleep.
When you close your eyes and fall asleep, this is an example of a time when you slumber.
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- to sleep
- to be dormant, negligent, or inactive
Origin: Middle English slumeren from Old English slumerian from sluma, slumber: for Indo-European base see slug
- an inactive state
- slumberer noun
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verb slum·bered, slum·ber·ing, slum·bers verb, intransitive
- To sleep.
- To be dormant or quiescent.
- A state of inactivity or dormancy.
Origin: Middle English slumeren, slumberen, frequentative of slumen, to doze, probably from slume, light sleep, from Old English slūma.
- slumˈber·er noun
- slumˈber·ing·ly adverb