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slum·ber

 (slŭm′bər)
v. slum·bered, slum·ber·ing, slum·bers
v.intr.
1. To sleep.
2. To be dormant or quiescent.
v.tr.
To pass (time) in sleep: slumbered the night away.
n.
1. Sleep.
2. A state of inactivity or dormancy.

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

slum′ber·er n.
slum′ber·ing·ly adv.

slumber

(ˈslʌmbə)
vb
1. (intr) to sleep, esp peacefully
2. (intr) to be quiescent or dormant
3. (foll by: away) to spend (time) sleeping
n
4. (sometimes plural) sleep
5. a dormant or quiescent state
[Old English slūma sleep (n); related to Middle High German slummeren, Dutch sluimeren]
ˈslumberer n
ˈslumberless adj

slum•ber

(ˈslʌm bər)

v.i.
1. to sleep, esp. lightly; doze.
2. to be in a state of inactivity, quiescence, or calm.
v.t.
3. to spend or pass (time) in slumbering (often fol. by away).
n.
4. sleep, esp. light sleep.
5. a period of light sleep.
6. a state of inactivity, quiescence, etc.
[1175–1225; (v.) Middle English slumeren, frequentative of slumen to doze, derivative of Old English slūma sleep (see -er6)]
slum′ber•er, n.

Slumber

 of the Old Guard:—Lipton, 1970.

slumber


Past participle: slumbered
Gerund: slumbering

Imperative
slumber
slumber
Present
I slumber
you slumber
he/she/it slumbers
we slumber
you slumber
they slumber
Preterite
I slumbered
you slumbered
he/she/it slumbered
we slumbered
you slumbered
they slumbered
Present Continuous
I am slumbering
you are slumbering
he/she/it is slumbering
we are slumbering
you are slumbering
they are slumbering
Present Perfect
I have slumbered
you have slumbered
he/she/it has slumbered
we have slumbered
you have slumbered
they have slumbered
Past Continuous
I was slumbering
you were slumbering
he/she/it was slumbering
we were slumbering
you were slumbering
they were slumbering
Past Perfect
I had slumbered
you had slumbered
he/she/it had slumbered
we had slumbered
you had slumbered
they had slumbered
Future
I will slumber
you will slumber
he/she/it will slumber
we will slumber
you will slumber
they will slumber
Future Perfect
I will have slumbered
you will have slumbered
he/she/it will have slumbered
we will have slumbered
you will have slumbered
they will have slumbered
Future Continuous
I will be slumbering
you will be slumbering
he/she/it will be slumbering
we will be slumbering
you will be slumbering
they will be slumbering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slumbering
you have been slumbering
he/she/it has been slumbering
we have been slumbering
you have been slumbering
they have been slumbering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slumbering
you will have been slumbering
he/she/it will have been slumbering
we will have been slumbering
you will have been slumbering
they will have been slumbering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slumbering
you had been slumbering
he/she/it had been slumbering
we had been slumbering
you had been slumbering
they had been slumbering
Conditional
I would slumber
you would slumber
he/she/it would slumber
we would slumber
you would slumber
they would slumber
Past Conditional
I would have slumbered
you would have slumbered
he/she/it would have slumbered
we would have slumbered
you would have slumbered
they would have slumbered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slumber - a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspendedslumber - 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"
sleeping - the state of being asleep
nonrapid eye movement, nonrapid eye movement sleep, NREM, NREM sleep, orthodox sleep - a recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur; accounts for about 75% of normal sleep time
paradoxical sleep, rapid eye movement, rapid eye movement sleep, REM, REM sleep - a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
shuteye - informal term for sleep
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.slumber - a dormant or quiescent state
dormancy, quiescence, quiescency - a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction; "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"
Verb1.slumber - be asleep
rest - be at rest
practice bundling, bundle - sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed
catch a wink, catnap, nap - take a siesta; "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"
sleep in, sleep late - sleep later than usual or customary; "On Sundays, I sleep in"
hibernate, hole up - sleep during winter; "Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves"
aestivate, estivate - sleep during summer; "certain animals estivate"

slumber

noun
1. sleep, nap, doze, rest, kip (Brit. informal), snooze (informal), siesta, catnap, forty winks (informal), zizz (Brit. informal) He had fallen into exhausted slumber.
verb
1. sleep, nap, doze, kip (Brit. slang), snooze (informal), lie dormant, drowse, zizz (Brit. informal) The older three girls are still slumbering peacefully.

slumber

verb
To be asleep:
Idioms: be in the land of Nod, catch some shuteye, sleep like a log, sleep tight.
noun
The natural recurring condition of suspended consciousness by which the body rests:
Slang: shuteye.
Idioms: land of Nod, the arms of Morpheus.
Translations
نَوْم، هُجوعيَرْقُد، يَهْجَع
dřímatdřímota
slummerslumre
torkkua
drijemdrijematidrijemež
szunyókál
sofa; blunda, mókasvefn
gulētmiegssnaudasnaust
driemota

slumber

[ˈslʌmbəʳ]
A. N (= sleep) → sueño m; (= deep sleep) → sopor m slumberssueño msing
my slumbers were rudely interruptedmis sueños fueron bruscamente interrumpidos
B. VIdormir
C. CPD slumber wear N (Comm) → ropa f de dormir

slumber

[ˈslʌmbər] nsommeil mslumber party n (US) nuit passée chez un(e) ami(e)
to have a slumber party → inviter des amis à passer la nuit chez soi(amies)

slumber

(liter)
nSchlummer m (geh), → Schlaf m; slumbersSchlummer m, → Träume pl; (fig: intellectual etc) → Dornröschenschlaf m; to disturb somebody’s slumbersjds Schlummer stören
vischlummern (geh)

slumber

[ˈslʌmbəʳ]
1. n (often pl) (liter) → sonno
2. vidormire (tranquillamente)

slumber

(ˈslambə) verb
to sleep.
noun
sleep. She was in a deep slumber; I didn't want to disturb your slumbers.
References in classic literature ?
This repulsive pillow was her especial property, being used as a weapon of defense, a barricade, or a stern preventive of too much slumber.
Ned, too, finally succumbed to the overpowering weariness of the first day of travel, and he, too, slept, though it was an uneasy slumber, disturbed by a feeling as though some one were holding a heavy black quilt over his head, preventing him from breathing.
There was hardly a minute between giggles and bland slumber.
Though the arts of peace were unknown to this fatal region, its forests were alive with men; its shades and glens rang with the sounds of martial music, and the echoes of its mountains threw back the laugh, or repeated the wanton cry, of many a gallant and reckless youth, as he hurried by them, in the noontide of his spirits, to slumber in a long night of forgetfulness.
She appeared to be walking in a dream; or, more truly, the vivid life and reality assumed by her emotions made all outward occurrences unsubstantial, like the teasing phantasms of a half-conscious slumber.
The moans of the little patient subsided; its convulsive tossings gradually ceased; and in a few moments, as is the custom of young children after relief from pain, it sank into a profound and dewy slumber.
Now, for prudent, most wise, and economic reasons, the blacksmith's shop was in the basement of his dwelling, but with a separate entrance to it; so that always had the young and loving healthy wife listened with no unhappy nervousness, but with vigorous pleasure, to the stout ringing of her young-armed old husband's hammer; whose reverberations, muffled by passing through the floors and walls, came up to her, not unsweetly, in her nursery; and so, to stout Labor's iron lullaby, the blacksmith's infants were rocked to slumber.
A temporary bed was provided for her on the settle, near the fire; and, after a short time, she fell into a heavy slumber, with the child, who seemed no less weary, soundly sleeping on her arm; for the mother resisted, with nervous anxiety, the kindest attempts to take him from her; and, even in sleep, her arm encircled him with an unrelaxing clasp, as if she could not even then be beguiled of her vigilant hold.
But I lost the thread there, and dozed off to slumber, thinking about what a pity it was that men with such superb strength -- strength enabling them to stand up cased in cruelly burdensome iron and drenched with perspiration, and hack and batter and bang each other for six hours on a stretch -- should not have been born at a time when they could put it to some useful purpose.
It seemed to him that life was but a trouble, at best, and he more than half envied Jimmy Hodges, so lately released; it must be very peaceful, he thought, to lie and slumber and dream forever and ever, with the wind whispering through the trees and caressing the grass and the flowers over the grave, and nothing to bother and grieve about, ever any more.
The sketch when completed was of a sort to be shunned by a timid person on the verge of slumber.
Her sister, however, still sanguine, was willing to attribute the change to nothing more than the fatigue of having sat up to have her bed made; and carefully administering the cordials prescribed, saw her, with satisfaction, sink at last into a slumber, from which she expected the most beneficial effects.