meaning of asleep

asleep meaning in General Dictionary

In a situation of sleep in sleep dormant

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  • into the sleep of death
  • into a sleeping state
  • lacking sensation
  • lifeless
  • in a situation of rest
  • In a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant.
  • In the sleep for the grave; dead.
  • Numbed, and, typically, tingling.

asleep meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, aslepe, o sl


asleep meaning in General Dictionary

(a. & adv.) In circumstances of sleep; in sleep; dormant.

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  • (a. & adv.) In sleep regarding the grave; dead.
  • (a. & adv.) Numbed, and, usually, tingling.

Sentence Examples with the word asleep

Acastus, to avenge his fancied wrongs, left Peleus asleep on Mount Pelion, having first hidden his famous sword.

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