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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun slumber has 2 senses

Verb slumber has 1 sense


slumberv. i. [OE. slombren, slumberen, slumeren, AS. slumerian, fr. sluma slumber; akin to D. sluimeren to slumber, MHG. slummern, slumen, G. schlummern, Dan. slumre, Sw. slumra, Goth. slawan to be silent.].
  •  To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze.  Piers Plowman.  [1913 Webster]
    "He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or inactivity.  Young.  [1913 Webster]
slumberv. t. 
  •  To lay to sleep.  Wotton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To stun; to stupefy.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
     Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; repose.  [1913 Webster]
    "He at last fell into a slumber, and thence into a fast sleep, which detained him in that place until it was almost night."  [1913 Webster]
    "Fast asleep? It is no matter;
    Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes."  [1913 Webster]


slumber, v. & n. poet. rhet.
1 sleep, esp. in a specified manner.
2 be idle, drowsy, or inactive.
--n. a sleep, esp. of a specified kind (fell into a fitful slumber).

slumber away spend (time) in slumber. slumber-wear nightclothes.
slumberer n. slumberous adj. slumbrous adj.
ME slumere etc. f. slumen (v.) or slume (n.) f. OE sluma: -b- as in number



ataraxia, ataraxy, beauty sleep, beddy-bye, bedtime, blanket drill, bye-bye, calmness, coma, composure, contemplation, dorm, doss, doze, dreamland, drowse, dullness, fitful sleep, fust, hang fire, hebetude, hibernation, idle, imperturbability, land of Nod, languor, lassitude, light sleep, lucid stillness, marmoreal repose, nap, nirvana, oversleep, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quietism, quietness, quietude, repose, rest, restfulness, satori, saw logs, saw wood, serenity, shut-eye, silence, silken repose, sleep, sleep soundly, sleepland, sleepwalking, slumberland, smolder, snoozle, snore, somnambulism, somniloquy, somnus, stagnate, stillness, stupor, take a nap, torpidity, torpor, tranquillity, unconsciousness, vegetate, winter sleep, wise passiveness




N inactivity, inaction, inertness, obstinacy, lull, quiescence, rust, rustiness, idleness, remissness, sloth, indolence, indiligence, dawdling, ergophobia, otiosity, dullness, languor, segnity, segnitude, lentor, sluggishness, procrastination, torpor, torpidity, torpescence, stupor, somnolence, drowsiness, nodding, oscitation, oscitancy, pandiculation, hypnotism, lethargy, statuvolence heaviness, heavy eyelids, sleep, slumber, sound sleep, heavy sleep, balmy sleep, Morpheus, Somnus, coma, trance, ecstasis, dream, hibernation, nap, doze, snooze, siesta, wink of sleep, forty winks, snore, hypnology, dull work, pottering, relaxation, Castle of Indolence, lullaby, sedative, tranquilizer, hypnotic, sleeping pill, relaxant, anaesthetic, general anaesthetic, torpedo, idler, drone, droil, dawdle, mopus, do- little faineant, dummy, sleeping partner, afternoon farmer, truant, bummer, loafer, goldbrick, goldbicker, lounger, lazzarone, lubber, lubbard, slow coach (slow, ), opium eater, lotus eater, slug, lag, sluggard, slugabed, slumberer, dormouse, marmot, waiter on Providence, fruges consumere natus, inactive, motionless, unoccupied, unbusied, indolent, lazy, slothful, idle, lusk, remiss, slack, inert, torpid, sluggish, otiose, languid, supine, heavy, dull, leaden, lumpish, exanimate, soulless, listless, drony, dronish, lazy as Ludlam's dog, dilatory, laggard, lagging, slow, rusty, flagging, lackadaisical, maudlin, fiddle-faddle, pottering, shilly-shally, sleeping asleep, fast asleep, dead asleep, sound asleep, in a sound sleep, sound as a top, dormant, comatose, in the arms of Morpheus, in the lap of Morpheus, sleepy, sleepful, dozy, drowsy, somnolent, torpescent, lethargic, lethargical, somnifacient, statuvolent, statuvolic, heavy, heavy with sleep, napping, somnific, somniferous, soporous, soporific, soporiferous, hypnotic, balmy, dreamy, unawakened, unawakened, sedative, inactively, at leisure, the eyes begin to draw straws, bankrupt of life yet prodigal of ease, better 50 years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay, idly busy rolls their world away, the mystery of folded sleep, the timely dew of sleep, thou driftest gently down the tides of sleep, tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep.

VB be inactive, do nothing, move slowly, let the grass grow under one's feet, take one's time, dawdle, drawl, droil, lag, hang back, slouch, loll, lollop, lounge, poke, loaf, loiter, go to sleep over, sleep at one's post, ne battre que d'une aile, take it easy, take things as they come, lead an easy life, vegetate, swim with the stream, eat the bread of idleness, loll in the lap of luxury, loll in the lap of indolence, waste time, consume time, kill time, lose time, burn daylight, waste the precious hours, idle away time, trifle away time, fritter away time, fool away time, spend time in, take time in, peddle, piddle, potter, pudder, dabble, faddle fribble, fiddle-faddle, dally, dilly-dally, sleep, slumber, be asleep, hibernate, oversleep, sleep like a top, sleep like a log, sleep like a dormouse, sleep soundly, heavily, doze, drowze, snooze, nap, take a nap, dream, snore one's best, settle to sleep, go to sleep, go off to sleep, doze off, drop off, fall asleep, drop asleep, close the eyes, seal up the eyes, seal up eyelids, weigh down the eyelids, get sleep, nod, yawn, go to bed, turn, get some z's, stack z's, languish, expend itself, flag, hang fire, relax, render idle, sluggardize, mitigate.

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