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Asleep Explained

asleep at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


asleep at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1154, from O.E. on sl?ipe. The parallel form on sleep continued until c.1550. Of limbs, from 1398. ///

asleep at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S2 adj [not before noun]
1 sleeping: → awake// --Quiet! The baby's asleep.// fast/sound asleep (=sleeping deeply) //
2 fall asleep: a) to begin to sleep// --Grandad fell asleep watching TV.// --One in seven road accidents is caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel (=fall asleep while driving) .// b) literary used to mean that someone dies, when you want to avoid saying this directly//
3 half asleep: very tired or not completely awake// --Still half asleep, Jenny began to make the kids' breakfast.//
4 an arm or leg that is asleep has been in one position for too long, so you cannot feel it properly:
5 asleep at the wheel/switch: not paying attention to a situation, so that something bad happens// --Several publishers were asleep at the switch, and missed the book's potential.// go to sleep at sleep2 (3) see usage note sleep1 //

asleep at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

141 Moby Thesaurus words for "asleep":
a stranger to, anesthetized, asleep in Jesus, at rest, benumbed,
bereft of life, blind to, breathless, called home, callous,
carrion, cataleptic, catatonic, caught napping, cold, comatose,
croaked, dead, dead and gone, dead asleep, dead to, deadened,
deaf to, death-struck, deceased, deep asleep, defunct, demised,
departed, departed this life, destitute of life, done for, doped,
dormant, drugged, dull, exanimate, fallen, fast asleep, finished,
flaked-out, food for worms, gone, gone to glory, gone west,
goofing off, half-conscious, idle, impassible, imperceptive,
impercipient, in ignorance of, inanimate, incautious, incognizant,
inert, insensate, insensible, insensible to, insensitive,
insentient, late, late lamented, launched into eternity, lifeless,
martyred, mindless, napping, narcotized, nirvanic, no more,
nodding, nonconceiving, not with it, numb, numbed, obdurate,
oblivious, obtuse, off-guard, out, out cold, out of it, passed on,
passive, pushing up daisies, quiet, released, reposing,
resting easy, sainted, semiconscious, senseless, sleeping, sleepy,
slumbering, smitten with death, sound asleep, spaced out, still,
stillborn, stoned, strung out, taken away, taken off,
thick-skinned, thick-witted, unalert, unanimated, unaware,
unaware of, uncautious, unconscious, unconscious of, unfeeling,
unfelt, unguarded, unhearing, uninsightful, unknowing, unmindful,
unmindful of, unperceiving, unperceptive, unprehensive, unprepared,
unready, unrealizing, unseeing, unsuspecting, unvigilant, unwary,
unwatchful, unwitting, with the Lord, with the saints,
without life, without vital functions, witless, zonked,
zonked out

Asleep at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Asleep \A*sleep"\, a. & adv. [Pref. a- + sleep.]
1. In a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant.

Fast asleep the giant lay supine. --Dryden.

By whispering winds soon lulled asleep. --Milton.

2. In the sleep of the grave; dead.

Concerning them which are asleep . . . sorrow not,
even as others which have no hope. --1 Thess. iv.

3. Numbed, and, usually, tingling. --Udall.

Leaning long upon any part maketh it numb, and, as
we call it, asleep. --Bacon.

asleep at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang";
"fell asleep at the wheel" [syn: {asleep(p)}] [ant: {awake(p)}]
2: lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
[syn: {asleep(p)}, {benumbed}, {numb}]
3: dead; "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend" [syn: {asleep(p)},
{at peace(p)}, {at rest(p)}, {deceased}, {departed}, {gone}]
adv 1: into a sleeping state; "he fell asleep"
2: in the sleep of death

asleep at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: prefix » a|sleep|lang=en|gloss1=in, on


* Inter: audio-pron » en-us-asleep.ogg|ipa=/əˈsliːp/|lang=en|country=us
  • Inter: rhymes » iːp


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • In a state of sleep; also, broadly, resting.
    1. : I was asleep when you called.
    2. : Never disturb a man asleep.
    3. Inter: slan » g Inattentive.
    4. : How could you miss that? Were you asleep?
    5. Inter: context » of a body part Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness.
    6. : My arm fell asleep. You know, like pins and needles.
    7. 2003, Norma L. Bronoski, Nuns Dont Dance'',
    8. : Louisa sat in the car crying, until her foot fell asleep. She shook her foot violently, afraid the numbness would turn to frostbite.
    9. Inter: euphemisti » c dead

      Usage notes

      * Not used in attributive position.


      * awake

      Related terms

      * asleep at the switch


      Inter: trans-top » in a state of sleep

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|заспал, Inter: t+ » bg|спящ
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|睡著|alt=睡著的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|睡着|tr=shuìzháo de|alt=睡着的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|熟睡|tr=shúshuì|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|slapend
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|unessa, Inter: t- » fi|nukuksissa, Inter: t- » fi|nukkumassa; Inter: t- » fi|nukuksiin, Inter: t- » fi|nukkuva
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|endormi
  • German: use a form of the verb Inter: t+ » de|schlafen, Inter: t+ » de|schlafen|alt=schlafend
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κοιμισμένος|m|tr=koimisménos, Inter: t+ » el|αποκοιμισμένος|m|tr=apokoimisménos
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|alszik
  • Irish: i do Inter: t- » ga|codladh|m|alt=chodladh

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|addormentato|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|寝る|tr=ねている, nete iru|alt=寝ている|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|眠る|tr=ねむっている, nemutte iru|alt=眠っている|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|熟睡|tr=じゅくすい, jukusui|sc=Jpan
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|endormi
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|cubitus, Inter: t- » la|cubo
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|rieqed
    • Pashto: Inter: t+ » ps|ويده|tr=widë
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|спать|tr=spjáščij|alt=спящий|sc=Cyrl (to be asleep - Inter: l » ru|спать|tr=spatʹ), Inter: t+ » ru|уснуть|tr=usnúvšij|alt=уснувший|sc=Cyrl (to fall asleep - Inter: l » ru|уснуть|tr=usnútʹ, Inter: l » ru|заснуть|tr=zasnútʹ)
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|dormido

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » inattentive
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|unessa, Inter: t- » fi|nukuksissa
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κοιμισμένος|m|tr=koimisménos
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|addormentato|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|cubitus, Inter: t- » la|cubo
  • Pashto: Inter: t+ » ps|ويده|tr=widë
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|вялый|tr=vjályj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » numb or prickling
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|изтръпнал
    • Finnish: puutunut, tunnoton, turta
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μουδιασμένος|m|tr=moudiasménos

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|痺れる|tr=しびれた, shibereta|alt=痺れた|sc=Jpan
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|затечь|tr=zatjókšij|alt=затёкший|sc=Cyrl
  • Pashto: Inter: t+ » ps|ويده|tr=widë

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » he: ישן (yashen) {{m}}, ישנה (yeshena) {{f}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ku: Inter: t+ » ku|nivistî, Inter: t+ » ku|razayî, Inter: t+ » ku|raketî, di Inter: t+ » ku|xew
  • Inter: ttbc » mt: rieqed {{m}}, rieqda {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * pins and needles


    * elapse, please
    Category: Category:en:Sleep -
    Translation: cs » asleep
    Translation: et » asleep
    Translation: el » asleep
    Translation: es » asleep
    Translation: fr » asleep
    Translation: gl » asleep
    Translation: ko » asleep
    Translation: io » asleep
    Translation: it » asleep
    Translation: kn » asleep
    Translation: ku » asleep
    Translation: li » asleep
    Translation: hu » asleep
    Translation: mg » asleep
    Translation: ml » asleep
    Translation: my » asleep
    Translation: pl » asleep
    Translation: pt » asleep
    Translation: ru » asleep
    Category: simple:asleep -
    Translation: fi » asleep
    Translation: sv » asleep
    Translation: ta » asleep
    Translation: te » asleep
    Translation: vi » asleep
    Translation: zh » asleep

    Related words:

    Asle  asleep at the switch  asleepe  asleson