- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. sleeping; dozing, napping; quiescent, dormant; numb; dead (See death). See inactivity, inattention. Ant., awake, alert.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. sleeping, dreaming, inert, quiet, resting, snoring, somnolent, in a state of sleep, in a sound sleep, sound asleep, fast asleep, dead asleep, comatose, in a torpor, slumbering, heavy with sleep, reposing, taking a siesta, in repose, hibernating, dozing, napping, drowsing, nodding, unconscious, abed, dormant, dead to the world*, in the arms of Morpheus*, in the Land of Nod*, asnore*, anesthetized*, snoozing*, conked out*, out like a light*, assuming the horizontal*, sacked out*, copping some Z's*.Ant. awake*, waking, alert.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.slumbering, *snoozing, *catching some ZZZs, *catching forty winks, napping, dozing, *comatose, hibernating, dormant.ANT.: awake, alertIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. In a state of sleep: sleeping, unawake. Idioms: dead to the world, fast (or sound) asleep, in a sound (or wakeless) sleep, out like a light. See AWARENESS. 2. Lacking physical feeling or sensitivity: dead, insensible, insensitive, numb, unfeeling. See AWARENESS. 3. No longer alive: dead, deceased, defunct, departed, extinct, gone, late, lifeless. Idioms: at rest, pushing up daisies. See LIVE.
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Asleep — A*sleep , a. & adv. [Pref. a + sleep.] 1. In a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant. [1913 Webster] Fast asleep the giant lay supine. Dryden. [1913 Webster] By whispering winds soon lulled asleep. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. In the sleep of the grave; … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Asleep. — Asleep. Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop Gründung 1999 Website … Deutsch Wikipedia
asleep — ə slēp adj 1) being in a state of sleep 2) lacking sensation: NUMB asleep adv into a state of sleep … Medical dictionary
asleep — [ə slēp′] adj. 1. in a condition of sleep; sleeping 2. inactive; dull; sluggish 3. numb except for a prickly feeling [my arm is asleep] 4. dead adv. into a sleeping or inactive condition … English World dictionary
asleep — index dormant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
asleep — c.1200, aslepe, o slæpe, from O.E. on slæpe (see SLEEP (Cf. sleep)). The parallel form on sleep continued until c.1550. Of limbs, from late 14c. Meaning inattentive, off guard is from mid 14c … Etymology dictionary
asleep — [adj] unconscious catching some zzz’s*, comatose, conked*, crashed*, dormant, dozing, dreaming, flaked out*, getting shut eye*, hibernating, inactive, in dreamland*, inert, in repose, napping, on the kip*, out*, out cold*, out like a light*, out… … New thesaurus
asleep — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB 1) in or into a state of sleep. 2) not attentive or alert. 3) (of a limb) numb … English terms dictionary
asleep — a|sleep S2 [əˈsli:p] 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 … Dictionary of contemporary English
asleep — a|sleep [ ə slip ] adjective never before noun ** 1. ) not awake: Are you asleep yet? fast/sound asleep (=sleeping very deeply): The children are fast asleep in their rooms. half asleep (=not fully awake): I groped for the phone, still half… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
asleep — [[t]əsli͟ːp[/t]] 1) ADJ: v link ADJ Someone who is asleep is sleeping. My four year old daughter was asleep on the sofa. Ant: awake 2) PHRASE: V inflects When you fall asleep, you start sleeping. Sam snuggled down in his pillow and fell asleep.… … English dictionary