asleep Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective in a state of sleep
- were all asleep when the phone rang
- fell asleep at the wheel
adjective satellite lacking sensation
- my foot is asleep
- numb with cold
adjective satellite dead
gone; departed; at peace; at rest; deceased.
- he is deceased
- our dear departed friend
adverb into a sleeping state
- he fell asleep
adverb in the sleep of death
A*sleep" adjective & adverb
In a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant.
Fast asleep the giant lay supine. Dryden.
By whispering winds soon lulled asleep. Milton.
In the sleep of the grave; dead.
Concerning them which are asleep . . . sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 1 Thess. iv. 13.
Numbed, and, usually, tingling.Udall.
Leaning long upon any part maketh it numb, and, as we call it, asleep. Bacon.
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