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
    Australian
    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. Cagan Randall:

    The way that you interpret gravity is 24/7, even when you’re asleep you’re constantly having to maintain balance and posturability helps you push your eyes into certain directions, helps you not get motion sickness, it’s a very important system and if you damage it, it needs to be rehabilitated with sensitive therapy.

  2. Chinese Proverb:

    To believe in one's dreams is to spend all of one's life asleep.

  3. Jenny Radesky:

    The advice that I would give to parents is that if they are worrying about their child having some sleep problems, they should consult a specialist, in many cases, these parental worries are indeed part of a normative developmental stage( such as, for example, their child waking up a few times during the night, or having problems falling asleep) but still it would be beneficial to know that, and parents could feel more relaxed ; but in other cases, these are indeed part of a developmental problem.

  4. Tig Notaro:

    It feels draining to me. No, I don't care. There's so much stuff that you would not believe I haven't seen, and the other problem that I have, and it's a real problem, is I have to go see a movie in a movie theater at like 11:00 AM or else I'm going to fall asleep, maybe it's my eyes going back and forth and I don't know what it is.

  5. Michael Miller:

    Some patients with a loud faulty valve can even hear the sound of their valve at night when they are trying to fall asleep.

Images & Illustrations of asleep

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