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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 ?
It was a July midnight; and from out A full-orbed moon, that, like thine own soul, soaring, Sought a precipitate pathway up through heaven, There fell a silvery-silken veil of light, With quietude, and sultriness, and slumber, Upon the upturned faces of a thousand Roses that grew in an enchanted garden, Where no wind dared to stir, unless on tiptoe -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That gave out, in return for the love-light, Their odorous souls in an ecstatic death -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That smiled and died in this parterre, enchanted By thee, and by the poetry of thy presence.
Again, when lovers are coming forth, soft music often conducts them on the stage, either to soothe the audience with the softness of the tender passion, or to lull and prepare them for that gentle slumber in which they will most probably be composed by the ensuing scene.
The Dog in a rage, being awakened from its slumber, stood up and barked at the Ox, and whenever it came near attempted to bite it.
Nothing more passed at the time, but that night, as Nicholas sat beside his bed, Smike started from what had seemed to be a slumber, and laying his hand in his, prayed, as the tears coursed down his face, that he would make him one solemn promise.
Where, in the sharp lineaments of rigid and unsightly death, is the calm beauty of slumber, telling of rest for the waking hours that are past, and gentle hopes and loves for those which are to come?
But Heyward saw that while to a less instructed eye the Mohican chief appeared to slumber, his nostrils were expanded, his head was turned a little to one side, as if to assist the organs of hearing, and that his quick and rapid glances ran incessantly over every object within the power of his vision.
On preparing the morning's meal, however, a number of cups, knives, and other articles were missing, which had, doubtless, been carried off by the fictitious elk, during the slumber of the very sagacious sentinel.
The noon-tide slumber lasted generally an hour and a half: very often longer; and after the sleepers had arisen from their mats they again had recourse to their pipes, and then made preparations for the most important meal of the day.
Without waiting to be coaxed, the doctor's two companions stretched themselves at the bottom of the car and dropped into profound slumber on the instant.
The noises all were quiet in the house - every one respected the slumber of their lord.
Taken by an adult this powder would insure several hours of heavy slumber without danger to the sleeper.
But directly he fell asleep--and he noted his falling into a slumber, as readily as the keenest-sighted man could have done--he knelt down beside him, and passed his hand lightly but carefully over his face and person.