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
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
Origin: [Pref. a- + sleep.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-slēp′, adj. or adv. in sleep: sleeping: in the sleep of death, dead. [Prep. a, and Sleep.]
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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
The numerical value of asleep in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of asleep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. Navajo
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.
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.
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.
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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Translations for asleep
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- изтръпнал, заспал, спящBulgarian
- adormitCatalan, Valencian
- αποκοιμισμένος, κοιμισμένος, μουδιασμένοςGreek
- tunnoton, unessa, turta, nukkuva, nukuksissa, nukuksiin, puutunut, nukkumassaFinnish
- 痺れる, 寝る, 眠る, 熟睡Japanese
- cubitus, cuboLatin
- ويدهPashto, Pushto
- dormente, dormindoPortuguese
- вялый, затечь, уснуть, спатьRussian
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