Slum"ber (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slumbered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Slumbering.] [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.]

1.

To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze.

Piers Plowman.

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?"

Young.

 

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Slum"ber, v. t.

1.

To lay to sleep.

[R.]

Wotton.

2.

To stun; to stupefy.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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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.

 

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