What does asleep mean?

Definitions for asleepəˈslip

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word asleep.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. asleep(p)(adj)

    in a state of sleep

    "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"

  2. asleep(p), benumbed, numb(adj)

    lacking sensation

    "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"

  3. asleep(p), at peace(p), at rest(p), deceased, departed, gone(adverb)

    dead

    "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend"

  4. asleep(adverb)

    into a sleeping state

    "he fell asleep"

  5. asleep(adverb)

    in the sleep of death

Wiktionary

  1. asleep(Adjective)

    In a state of sleep; also, broadly, resting.

  2. asleep(Adjective)

    Inattentive.

    How could you miss that? Were you asleep?

  3. asleep(Adjective)

    Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness.

    My arm fell asleep. You know, like pins and needles.

  4. asleep(Adjective)

    dead

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asleep

    in a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant

  2. Asleep

    in the sleep of the grave; dead

  3. Asleep

    numbed, and, usually, tingling

  4. Origin: [Pref. a- + sleep.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Asleep

    a-slēp′, adj. or adv. in sleep: sleeping: in the sleep of death, dead. [Prep. a, and Sleep.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'asleep' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4061

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'asleep' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2290

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'asleep' in Adjectives Frequency: #513

Anagrams for asleep »

  1. elapse, please

  2. Elapse

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asleep in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asleep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. American Indian Proverb:

    You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. Navajo

  2. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.

  3. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1850:

    I have seen the hippopotamus, both asleep and awake; and I can assure you that, awake or asleep, he is the ugliest of the works of God.

  4. Ronan Lucas:

    Falling asleep it's really hard, a boat like that could capsize in a few seconds, as we all know. The average speed is something like 30 knots or whatever.

  5. Janet Kennedy:

    One partner might like snuggling before bed and falling asleep in the other's arms, while the other feels crowded and can't relax unless he or she turns away.

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