Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who walks about in his or her sleep; a sleepwalker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person who is subject to somnambulism; one who walks in his sleep; a sleepwalker; a noctambulist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is subject to somnambulism; a person who walks in his sleep.

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

  • n. someone who walks about in their sleep

Etymologies

From Latin somnus ("sleep") + ambulō ("to walk"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The poisoned lie, the nasty, gossiping tongue, the brutality of the unkind epigram, the business and social nastiness and treachery of to-day — these are the thrusts and scratches of the red animal when the somnambulist is in charge.

    The Somnambulists

  • The poisoned lie, the nasty, gossiping tongue, the brutality of the unkind epigram, the business and social nastiness and treachery of to-day -- these are the thrusts and scratches of the red animal when the somnambulist is in charge.

    The Somnambulists

  • Me (wondering if, when I'm napping, I somehow sleepwalk and rescue women from burning buildings, like a kind of somnambulist Superman): 'Look, I -'

    Mistaken Identity

  • She moped and moved through the office like a somnambulist, doing in hours what it would take any other person minutes to accomplish.

    Olivia

  • Whereas some would take a more somnambulist approach, just shrugging the shoulders and thinking how this could be yet another direct to DVD kind of film and sleepwalk through making a trailer for this movie, this trailer embraces its badness in a way that feels like the spirit of Lloyd Kaufman extends well beyond the viscous halls of Troma Entertainment.

    This Week In Trailers: Trash Humpers, It’s A Wonderful Afterlife, Mega Piranha, Peacock, Casino Jack and the United States of Money | /Film

  • So he left her to remain in the shop in a waking trance, and went away himself down the street like a somnambulist.

    Chapter 2

  • Such must have been Mr. Pike's profundity of passion, that he paused like a somnambulist, actually rubbed his eyes with the back of his hand, and seemed to awaken.

    CHAPTER XLII

  • When they found him wandering along the hallways at night, or climbing over giddy roofs, or running in the hills, they decided he was a somnambulist.

    When the World Was Young

  • At night, asleep, he lived with the gods in colossal nightmare; and awake, in the day, he went around like a somnambulist, with absent stare, gazing upon the world he had just discovered.

    Chapter 13

  • She walked with all the presentiment of a long-time somnambulist directly to the south wall.

    One Year’s Worth of Woe « A Fly in Amber

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