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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 ?
Listlessly she went about the disorderly old hotel looking at the faded wall-paper and the ragged carpets and, when she was able to be about, doing the work of a chambermaid among beds soiled by the slumbers of fat traveling men.
Great were the weariness and annoyance of the old Inspector and the Weighers and Gaugers, whose slumbers were disturbed by the unmercifully lengthened tramp of my passing and returning footsteps.
So, almost every twenty-four hours, when the watches of the night were set, and the band on deck sentinelled the slumbers of the band below; and when if a rope was to be hauled upon the forecastle, the sailors flung it not rudely down, as by day, but with some cautiousness dropt it to its place, for fear of disturbing their slumbering shipmates; when this sort of steady quietude would begin to prevail, habitually, the silent steersman would watch the cabin-scuttle; and ere long the old man would emerge, griping at the iron banister, to help his crippled way.
So, it being calm weather, they broke out deeper and deeper, disturbing the slumbers of the huge ground-tier butts; and from that black midnight sending those gigantic moles into the daylight above.
Ten o'clock came, and the noise of vehicles ceased, scattered lights began to wink out, all straggling foot- passengers disappeared, the village betook itself to its slumbers and left the small watcher alone with the silence and the ghosts.
I lingered round them, under that benign sky: watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells, listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass, and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.
Crupp, then sleeping, I suppose, in a distant chamber, situated at about the level of low-water mark, soothed in her slumbers by the ticking of an incorrigible clock, to which she always referred me when we had any little difference on the score of punctuality, and which was never less than three-quarters of an hour too slow, and had always been put right in the morning by the best authorities.
Half yet remaines unsung, but narrower bound Within the visible Diurnal Spheare; Standing on Earth, not rapt above the Pole, More safe I Sing with mortal voice, unchang'd To hoarce or mute, though fall'n on evil dayes, On evil dayes though fall'n, and evil tongues; In darkness, and with dangers compast rouud, And solitude; yet not alone, while thou Visit'st my slumbers Nightly, or when Morn Purples the East: still govern thou my Song, URANIA, and fit audience find, though few.
Such parts of his dress as the Jew had laid aside on the preceding evening, were disposed carefully around his person, as if to prevent the hazard of their being carried off during his slumbers.
At midnight, in the silence, when the eyes Of happier mortals balmy slumbers close, The weary tale of my unnumbered woes To Chloris and to Heaven is wont to rise.
The terrors of your death shall haunt the slumbers of the red men through all the ages to come; they will shudder in the shadows of the night as their fathers tell them of the awful vengeance of the green men; of the power and might and hate and cruelty of Tal Hajus.
And yet Alan must be there - Alan locked in drunken slumbers, forgetful of the return of day, of the holy season, and of the friend whom he had so coldly received and was now so churlishly neglecting.