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.]
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
The numerical value of asleep in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of asleep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We do suspect the driver fell asleep.
Fell asleep out there for about 30 minutes.
You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. Navajo
To believe in one's dreams is to spend all of one's life asleep.
The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.
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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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