Slumber meaning

slŭmbər
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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The definition of a slumber is a deep sleep.

When you fall into a deep peaceful sleep, this is an example of a slumber.

noun
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To sleep.
verb
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To be dormant or quiescent.
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To pass (time) in sleep.

Slumbered the night away.

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A state of inactivity or dormancy.
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To be dormant, negligent, or inactive.
verb
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(intransitive) To be in a very light state of sleep, almost awake.
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(intransitive) To be inactive or negligent.
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Sleep.
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To spend in sleeping.
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Sleep.
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An inactive state.
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A very light state of sleep, almost awake.

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. "” Shakespeare.

Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes. "” Dryden.

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To sleep.
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Origin of slumber

  • 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

  • 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").

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