Slumber Definition

slŭmbər
slumbered, slumbering, slumbers
verb
slumbered, slumbering, slumbers
To spend in sleeping.
Webster's New World
To sleep.
Webster's New World
To be dormant, negligent, or inactive.
Webster's New World
To pass (time) in sleep.
Slumbered the night away.
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Synonyms:
noun
slumbers
Sleep.
Webster's New World
An inactive state.
Webster's New World
The definition of a slumber is a deep sleep.
When you fall into a deep peaceful sleep, this is an example of a slumber.
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Other Word Forms of Slumber

Noun

Singular:
slumber
Plural:
slumbers

Origin of Slumber

  • From Middle English slombren, slomren, frequentive of slummen, slumen (“to doze"), probably from slume (“slumber"), from Old English slÅ«ma, from Proto-Germanic *slÅ«m- (“slack, loose, limp, flabby"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)lew- (“loose, limp, flabby"), equivalent to sloom +"Ž -er. Akin to Middle High German slumen (“to slumber"). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian gjumë (“sleep").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English slumeren, slumberen frequentative of slumen to doze probably from slume light sleep from Old English slūma

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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