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Meaning & Definition of Asleep in English

English

Asleep

/əslip/

adjective

1. In a state of sleep

  • "Were all asleep when the phone rang"
  • "Fell asleep at the wheel"
    synonym:
  • asleep(p)

2. Lacking sensation

  • "My foot is asleep"
  • "Numb with cold"
    synonym:
  • asleep(p)
  • ,
  • benumbed
  • ,
  • numb

3. Dead

  • "He is deceased"
  • "Our dear departed friend"
    synonym:
  • asleep(p)
  • ,
  • at peace(p)
  • ,
  • at rest(p)
  • ,
  • deceased
  • ,
  • departed
  • ,
  • gone

adverb

1. Into a sleeping state

  • "He fell asleep"
    synonym:
  • asleep

2. In the sleep of death

    synonym:
  • asleep

Examples of using

Tom fell asleep on the job.
Tom will already be asleep when we arrive.
Tom is asleep in his room.