Definitions for asleepəˈslip

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. in or into a state of sleep:

    to fall asleep quickly.

  2. into a dormant or inactive state; to rest:

    Put your doubts asleep.

  3. into the state of death.

  4. (adj.)sleeping:

    He is asleep.

  5. dormant; inactive.

  6. numb:

    My foot is asleep.

  7. dead.

Origin of asleep:

bef. 1000

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)


    "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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. asleep(adjective)əˈslip

    not awake

    asleep on the sofa

  2. asleepəˈslip

    to go to sleep

    I fell asleep reading my book.

  3. asleepəˈslip

    ≠ wide awake


  1. asleep(Adjective)

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

  2. asleep(Adjective)


    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)


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

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

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The baby is asleep.

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