Meaning of slumber

slum•ber

Pronunciation: (slum'bur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to sleep, esp. lightly; doze; drowse.
  2. to be in a state of inactivity, negligence, quiescence, or calm: Vesuvius is slumbering.
—v.t.
  1. to spend or pass (time) in slumbering (often fol. by away, out, or through): to slumber the afternoon away.
  2. to dispel or forget by slumbering (often fol. by away): to slumber cares away.
—n.
  1. Sometimes,sleep, esp. light sleep.
  2. a period of sleep, esp. light sleep.
  3. a state of inactivity, quiescence, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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