What does asleep mean?

Definitions for asleep
əˈslipasleep

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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + sleep.]

  2. Asleep

    in the sleep of the grave; dead

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + sleep.]

  3. Asleep

    numbed, and, usually, tingling

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. asleep

    The sail filled with wind just enough for swelling or bellying out,--as contrasted with its flapping.

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

How to pronounce asleep?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say asleep in sign language?

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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

Examples of asleep in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Koop:

    [ He ] was standing up, asleep, leaning on his mom, moaning as the judge addressed the group.

  2. Plutarch:

    All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.

  3. Matthew Perry:

    When I'm asleep, I have this nightmare that we do' Friends' again and nobody cares, we do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it.

  4. Brett Favre:

    The crazy thing was, I ’m not a night owl. Without pills I ’d fall asleep at 9:30. But with pills, I could get so much done, I just figured, ‘ This is awesome. ’ Little did I know [ fiance and now wife ] Deanna would be finding some of my pills and when she did, she ’d flush them down the toilet.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Midnight is another planet! When the clock strikes twelve and if you are asleep, wake up, friend, and discover the beauties of this new planet: Discover the silence; discover the tranquillity; speak to the owls, speak to the moon; greet the hedgehogs and disappear in the midst of the mists!

Images & Illustrations of asleep

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