from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being dormant; quiescence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
  • noun The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
  • noun (Her.) In a sleeping posture; ; -- distinguished from couchant.
  • noun (Com.) a partner who takes no share in the active business of a company or partnership, but is entitled to a share of the profits, and subject to a share in losses; -- called also sleeping partner or silent partner.
  • noun (Arch.) a dormer window. See Dormer.
  • noun [Obs.] a stationary table.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or characteristic of being dormant; quiet, inactive restfulness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
  • noun quiet and inactive restfulness


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