verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- slumber party,
Origin of slumber
Examples from the Web for slumbered
They had slumbered in my drawer over the decades, like pharaohs snoozing in their tombs.
In the deserts, and among the vast plains of the Arabian Peninsula, a race had slumbered inactive for twenty centuries.Christianity and Modern Thought|Various
I wot not for how many hours I slumbered in this wise; but I know I had some terrible dreams.
His companions were equally active, and M'Nab and his soldiers no longer presented the quiet aspect of men who slumbered.The Pathfinder|James Fenimore Cooper
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.