Slumber

Definition of Slumber

Slum´ber
v. i.1.To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze.
[imp. & p. p. Slumbered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slumbering.]
He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
- Ps. cxxi. 4.
2.To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or inactivity.
v. t.1.To lay to sleep.
2.To stun; to stupefy.
n.1.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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