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SLUMBER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slumber mean? 

SLUMBER (noun)
  The noun SLUMBER has 2 senses:

1. a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
2. a dormant or quiescent state

  Familiarity information: SLUMBER used as a noun is rare.


SLUMBER (verb)
  The verb SLUMBER has 1 sense:

1. be asleep

  Familiarity information: SLUMBER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLUMBER (noun)


Sense 1slumber [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

sleep; slumber

Context examples:

he didn't get enough sleep last night / calm as a child in dreamless slumber

Hypernyms ("slumber" is a kind of...):

physiological condition; physiological state (the state of the body or bodily functions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "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)


Sense 2slumber [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dormant or quiescent state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("slumber" is a kind of...):

dormancy; quiescence; quiescency (a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction)


SLUMBER (verb)


Sense 1slumber [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be asleep

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

catch some Z's; kip; log Z's; sleep; slumber

Hypernyms (to "slumber" is one way to...):

rest (be at rest)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "slumber"):

bundle; practice bundling (sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed)

catch a wink; catnap; nap (take a siesta)

sleep in; sleep late (sleep later than usual or customary)

hibernate; hole up (sleep during winter)

aestivate; estivate (sleep during summer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue slumber


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