Slum·ber v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slumbered p. pr. & vb. n. Slumbering.]
1. To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze.
He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. --Ps. cxxi. 4.
2. To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or inactivity. “Why slumbers Pope?”
Slum·ber, v. t.
1. To lay to sleep. [R.]
2. To stun; to stupefy. [Obs.]
Slum·ber, n. Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; repose.
He at last fell into a slumber, and thence into a fast sleep, which detained him in that place until it was almost night. --Bunyan.
Fast asleep? It is no matter;
Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber. --Shak.
Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes. --Dryden.
n 1: 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" [syn: sleep]
2: a dormant or quiescent state
v : be asleep [syn: sleep, kip, log Z's, catch some Z's]