Definition of Asleep

1. Adjective. In a state of sleep. "Fell asleep at the wheel"




2. Adverb. Into a sleeping state. "He fell asleep"

3. Adjective. Lacking sensation. "Numb with cold"
Exact synonyms: Benumbed, Numb
Similar to: Insensible
Derivative terms: Numbness

4. Adverb. In the sleep of death.

5. Adjective. Dead. "Our dear departed friend"
Exact synonyms: At Peace, At Rest, Deceased, Departed, Gone
Language type: Euphemism
Similar to: Dead
Derivative terms: Departed

Definition of Asleep

1. a. & adv. In a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant.

Definition of Asleep

1. Adjective. In a state of sleep; also, broadly, resting. ¹

2. Adjective. (slang) Inattentive. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a body part) Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness. ¹

4. Adjective. (euphemistic) dead ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Asleep

1. sleeping [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asleep

asklent
asklepian
askoi
askos
asks
asks around
asks for
asks for it
asks for the moon
askt
aslake
aslaked
aslakes
aslaking
aslant
asleep (current term)
asleep(p)
asleep at the switch
asleepe
aslope
aslosh
aslug
asmatographer
asmatographers
asmear
asnarl
asoak
asocial
asociality
asocially

Literary usage of Asleep

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1901)
"When awake his fingers were bent, but when asleep his fingers were clenched. 2. ... The fingers are bent and in constant motion when awake and asleep. 4. ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1903)
"His will appeared to be weaker, and physically he was weaker when ' asleep.' His room-mate is a slight fellow, and when awake John, who is strong and ..."

3. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"The clock struck twelve, and Catherine had been half an hour asleep. THE next day afforded no opportunity for the proposed examination of the mysterious ..."

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