Definition of dormant:
- A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or sleep.
- In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; - distinguished from couchant.
- Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles.
free, napping, slow, unerect, slumbering, vacant, dozing, hibernating, inactive, stunted, somnolent, quiescent, off, stagnation, torpid, unused, latent, nonoperational, backward, slowly, underdeveloped, action, show, latency, abeyant, asleep, fallow.
- inactive (part of speech: adjective)
- motionless (part of speech: adjective)
- inert (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Boer in Peace and War", Arthur M. Mann.
- "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.
I sometimes think that if I were to write the chapter on value again which is in my book, I should acknowledge that the relative value of commodities was regulated by two causes instead of one, namely, by the relative quantity of labor necessary to produce the commodities in question, and by the rate of profit for the time that the capital remained dormant.- "The Value of Money", Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr..