verb (used without object)
to sleep, especially lightly; doze; drowse.
to be in a state of inactivity, negligence, quiescence, or calm:
Vesuvius is slumbering.
verb (used with object)
to spend or pass (time) in slumbering (often followed by away, out, or through):
to slumber the afternoon away.
to dispel or forget by slumbering (often followed by away):
to slumber cares away.
Sometimes, slumbers. sleep, especially light sleep.
a period of sleep, especially light sleep.
a state of inactivity, quiescence, etc.
(intransitive) to sleep, esp peacefully
(intransitive) to be quiescent or dormant
(transitive) foll by away. to spend (time) sleeping
(sometimes pl) sleep
a dormant or quiescent state
adjective 1. sleepy; heavy with drowsiness, as the eyelids. 2. causing or inducing sleep. 3. pertaining to, characterized by, or suggestive of slumber. 4. inactive or sluggish; calm or quiet. adjective (mainly poetic) 1. sleepy; drowsy 2. inducing sleep 3. characteristic of slumber
noun 1. a social gathering typically of teenagers held at the home of one of them for the purpose of sleeping there overnight. slumber party noun 1. (US & Canadian) a party attended by girls who dress in night clothes and pass the night eating and talking
[sluhm-ber-sheyd] /ˈslʌm bərˌʃeɪd/ noun 1. sleep shade.
adjective, Archaic. 1. slumberous.