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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Asleepadverb

    Etymology: from a and sleep.

    How many thousands of my poorest subjects
    Are at this hour asleep! O gentle sleep,
    Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee! William Shakespeare, H. IV.

    The diligence of trade, and noiseful gain,
    And luxury more late asleep were laid:
    All was the night’s, and, in her silent reign,
    No sound the rest of nature did invade. John Dryden, Ann. M.

    There is no difference between a person asleep, and in an apoplexy, but that the one can be awaked, and the other cannot. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.

    If a man watch too long, it is odds but he will fall asleep. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    Thus done the tales, to bed they creep,
    By whispering winds soon lull’d asleep. John Milton, l’Allegro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asleep

    in a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant

  2. Asleep

    in the sleep of the grave; dead

  3. Asleep

    numbed, and, usually, tingling

  4. 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

  2. please

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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. Todd Arnedt:

    We do know that relaxing is an important activity before bed, so for people with insomnia, it could be beneficial to decrease that state of arousal, these rituals become important and we almost always will recommend to someone if they have a ritual that helps them fall asleep, then do it.

  2. Michael Breus:

    If you’re among the many Americans who are sleep deprived, it probably won’t be difficult for you to fall asleep at the new time.

  3. 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.

  4. Timothy Beal:

    I had one student who was reading Revelation outside on the waterfront and she fell asleep and woke up in the middle of a thunderstorm. She had an absolute panic attack because she felt like she was in the book.

  5. Mark Twain:

    It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake.

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