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 »

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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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The wind of inevitability draws memories in the sand and falls asleep with new waves of stories. And the way he does it is the whole art of the philosophy of awareness. The sandy aesthetics that our mind draws is washed away by oblivion. And this shows that the mind has no values, because everything undergoes oblivion disappears into oblivion and everything is immersed in newness.

  2. Asbel Kiprop:

    I can't remember somebody possibly injecting me unknowingly, to the best of my knowledge, there has never been an occasion where I have either been deeply asleep or have been unconscious to a point where somebody could have injected me without my knowledge.

  3. 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.

  4. Arthur Miller:

    Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.

  5. Elijah Martinez:

    We motivated each other to not go to sleep, keep yelling, keep moving our bodies, because I knew if we would've fallen asleep, we probably wouldn't have woke up because we would be so cold, frozen probably.

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