verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- slumber party,
Origin of slumber
Examples from the Web for slumber
Paul and McCain do not exactly have a history of slumber parties and hair-braiding.Rand Paul Eats Up Hoax That John McCain Met With ISIS|Olivia Nuzzi|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More than one-quarter of Americans are stealing those precious hours from their slumber, and are paying a steep price for it.
We need a great leader to wake us from our slumber and remind us that a two-state solution is urgently in our own interest.
Budding doctors, actors, stock traders, lawyers, and writers all had a slumber party Wednesday night.Inside the NYU Refugee Camp for Displaced Students|Kevin Fallon, Abby Haglage|November 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Coffin: A final resting place for corpses, and for daytime slumber for vampires.‘Dark Shadows’ for Dummies or a Glossary of Key Names and Places|Jace Lacob|May 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Like a man lost in slumber, he heard nothing, he saw nothing.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard|Joseph Conrad
The elder sister, relieved and comforted, soon sank into slumber herself.Horace Chase|Constance Fenimore Woolson
But the csikós would not let him turn his thoughts to slumber, he had yet something to tell him.The Yellow Rose|Mr Jkai
Scarcely had the journalist composed himself to slumber, when the ruins were invaded by the party from the palace.His Lordship's Leopard|David Dwight Wells
She arose to a sitting posture glancing around as a child might who has been suddenly awakened from slumber.Trusia|Davis Brinton
Word Origin for slumber
mid-14c. alteration of slumeren (mid-13c.), frequentative form of slumen "to doze," probably from Old English sluma "light sleep" (cf. Middle Dutch slumen, Dutch sluimeren, German schlummern "to slumber"). Frequentative on the notion of "intermittent light sleep." For the -b-, cf. number, lumber, chamber, etc. Related: Slumbered; slumbering.
mid-14c., from slumber (v.). Slumber party first recorded 1942. Slumberland is from 1875.