What does asleep mean?

Definitions for asleep
əˈslipasleep

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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
    Indian

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. Daniel Tabares:

    In a way, we've been asleep, we've been busy with our lives. This will re-energize us. It has to.

  2. Eric Schmitt-Matzen:

    Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a mechanical engineer and president of Packing Seals Engineering in Jacksboro, Tenn., told news outlets Eric Schmitt-Matzen arrived at the unidentified hospital and met the boy’s mother and family members, who were also unidentified. A nurse had called with the special request and given Eric Schmitt-Matzen a toy to offer the child during his visit, USA Today reported. When I walked in, Eric Schmitt-Matzen was laying there so weak, it looked like Eric Schmitt-Matzen was ready to fall asleep.

  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. Daniel Cohen:

    It's very important to let the doctor know immediately if you can't really get them up, if they're falling asleep all the time and just exhausted, if they're not drinking, not eating -- the activities of daily living.

  5. Daniil Medvedev:

    The energy you are giving me right now I think it will be enough for my next (four) matches. The more you do this the more I will win for you. Thank you, i want all of you to know when you are asleep tonight I won because of you.

Images & Illustrations of asleep

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