Slumber vs Nab - What's the difference?
As a noun slumber
is a very light state of sleep, almost awake.
As a verb slumber
is to be in a very light state of sleep, almost awake.
As an initialism nab is
* (l) (obsolete)
A very light state of sleep, almost awake.
- 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 . — Shakespeare.
- Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes. — Dryden.
To be in a very light state of sleep, almost awake.
* Bible, Psalms cxxi. 4
To be inactive or negligent.
(obsolete) To lay to sleep.
- He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
(obsolete) To stun; to stupefy.
* slumber party
To seize, arrest or take into custody a criminal or fugitive
To grab or snatch something
* (To arrest a criminal or fugitive) nick, bust
Compare knap, knop, knob.
The summit of an eminence.
The cock of a gunlock.
(locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.