What does asleep mean?

Definitions for asleep
əˈslipasleep

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asleep(p)adjective

    in a state of sleep

    "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"

  2. asleep(p), benumbed, numbadjective

    lacking sensation

    "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"

  3. asleep(p), at peace(p), at rest(p), deceased, departed, goneadverb

    dead

    "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend"

  4. asleepadverb

    into a sleeping state

    "he fell asleep"

  5. asleepadverb

    in the sleep of death

Wiktionary

  1. asleepadjective

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

  2. asleepadjective

    Inattentive.

    How could you miss that? Were you asleep?

  3. asleepadjective

    Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness.

    My arm fell asleep. You know, like pins and needles.

  4. asleepadjective

    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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. William Claude Dunkenfield (W. C. Fields):

    California is the only state in the union where you can fall asleep under a rose bush in full bloom and freeze to death.

  2. 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.

  3. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    The extension of human thinking is not only felt in dreaming when you are asleep. You can express it further by interpreting it in the outside world.

  4. Bharavi:

    The undertaking of a careless man succeeds not, though he use the right expedients: a clever hunter, though well placed in ambush, kills not his quarry if he falls asleep.

  5. Jeanne Mack:

    It's the biggest relief I finally slept through the night, and it's kind of hard to fall asleep when someone you love so much you know that they're not sleeping, and that they're uncomfortable and I know she's a tough girl but she had to be scared.

Images & Illustrations of asleep

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