Slumber vs Nab - What's the difference?

slumber | nab |


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

(banking).

slumber

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To be in a very light state of sleep, almost awake.
  • * Bible, Psalms cxxi. 4
  • He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
  • To be inactive or negligent.
  • (obsolete) To lay to sleep.
  • (Wotton)
  • (obsolete) To stun; to stupefy.
  • (Spenser)

    See also

    * catnap * doze * nap * shuteye * slumber party

    Anagrams

    *

    nab

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (nabb)
  • To seize, arrest or take into custody a criminal or fugitive
  • To grab or snatch something
  • Synonyms
    * (To arrest a criminal or fugitive) nick, bust
    Derived terms
    * nabber * kidnap

    Etymology 2

    Compare knap, knop, knob.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The summit of an eminence.
  • (Halliwell)
  • The cock of a gunlock.
  • (Knight)
  • (locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.
  • (Knight)