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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 ?
And meet it is, that over these sea-pastures, wide-rolling watery prairies and Potters' Fields of all four continents, the waves should rise and fall, and ebb and flow unceasingly; for here, millions of mixed shades and shadows, drowned dreams, somnambulisms, reveries; all that we call lives and souls, lie dreaming, dreaming, still; tossing like slumberers in their beds; the ever-rolling waves but made so by their restlessness.
Nothing occurred during the night to disturb the slumberers, although occasional growls front panthers and chatterings of monkeys broke the silence; the more formidable beasts made no cries or hostile demonstration against the occupants of the bungalow.
Then it is that I appreciate the beauty and the glory of architecture, which itself never turns in, but forever stands out and erect, keeping watch over the slumberers.
Let the student go thither in December, sit down with the teamsters at their meals, share their evening merriment, and repose with them at night when every bed has its three occupants, and parlor, barroom, and kitchen are strewn with slumberers around the fire.
The town did not awake; or, if it did, the drowsy slumberers mistook the cry either for something frightful in a dream, or for the noise of witches, whose voices, at that period, were often heard to pass over the settlements or lonely cottages, as they rode with Satan through the air.
When the dim gray of dawn woke the slumberers to go forth to the field, there was among those tattered and shivering wretches one who walked with an exultant tread; for firmer than the ground he trod on was his strong faith in Almighty, eternal love.
Some looked neither to the right hand nor the left, and knew not that he was there; some merely glanced that way, without admitting the slumberer among their busy thoughts; some laughed to see how soundly he slept; and several, whose hearts were brimming full of scorn, ejected their venomous superfluity on David Swan.
The rapidity with which an agitated gambler subsided into a snoring slumberer, was one of the most singular effects I have ever witnessed.
When the results are announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and hard work is rewarded, these slumberers and late risers will be the first to cry foul.