Definitions for asleep
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word asleep.
in a state of sleep
"were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"
asleep(p), benumbed, numbadjective
"my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
asleep(p), at peace(p), at rest(p), deceased, departed, goneadverb
"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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
in a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant
in the sleep of the grave; dead
numbed, and, usually, tingling
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The sail filled with wind just enough for swelling or bellying out,--as contrasted with its flapping.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake.
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- заспал, изтръпнал, спящBulgarian
- adormitCatalan, Valencian
- κοιμισμένος, μουδιασμένος, αποκοιμισμένοςGreek
- nukkuva, tunnoton, nukuksiin, nukuksissa, puutunut, turta, nukkumassa, unessaFinnish
- 痺れる, 熟睡, 眠る, 寝るJapanese
- cubo, cubitusLatin
- ويدهPashto, Pushto
- dormente, dormindoPortuguese
- уснуть, затечь, спать, вялыйRussian
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