Definitions for asleepəˈslip
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word asleep
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in or into a state of sleep:
to fall asleep quickly.
into a dormant or inactive state; to rest:
Put your doubts asleep.
into the state of death.
He is asleep.
My foot is asleep.
Origin of asleep:
in a state of sleep
"were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"
asleep(p), benumbed, numb(adj)
"my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
asleep(p), at peace(p), at rest(p), deceased, departed, gone(adverb)
"he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend"
into a sleeping state
"he fell asleep"
in the sleep of death
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
asleep on the sofa
to go to sleep
I fell asleep reading my book.
≠ wide awake
In a state of sleep; also, broadly, resting.
How could you miss that? Were you asleep?
Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness.
My arm fell asleep. You know, like pins and needles.
in a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant
in the sleep of the grave; dead
numbed, and, usually, tingling
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'asleep' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4061
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'asleep' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2290
Rank popularity for the word 'asleep' in Adjectives Frequency: #513
Translations for asleep
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
The baby is asleep.
- aan die slaapAfrikaans
- adormecidoPortuguese (BR)
- που κοιμάται, αποκοιμισμένοςGreek
- خواب؛ خوابیدهFarsi
- सोया हुआHindi
- in slaapDutch
- sove, i søvnNorwegian
- (pogrążony) we śniePolish
- خواب؛ خوابیدهPersian
- ویده، په خوب کیPashto
- i sömn, sovandeSwedish
- uyumakta, uykudaTurkish
- 睡著的Chinese (Trad.)
- خوابیدہ ، سویا ہواUrdu
- 睡着的Chinese (Simp.)
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