Asleep meaning

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The definition of asleep is a person or animal who is in the process of sleeping, or a person who is not as alert or on top of things as he should be.

An example for the word asleep is when a baby rests through the night.

A person who is not paying attention to his work and misses an important deadline could be said to be asleep on the job.

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In a state of sleep; sleeping.
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Numb, especially from reduced circulation of blood to a limb.

My leg is asleep.

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Dead.
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In or into a state of sleep.
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In or into a state of apathy or indifference.
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Into a state of numbness.
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Into the sleep of the dead.
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In a condition of sleep; sleeping.
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Inactive; dull; sluggish.
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Numb except for a prickly feeling.

My arm is asleep.

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Dead.
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Into a sleeping or inactive condition.
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In a state of sleep; sleeping.
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Numb, especially from reduced circulation of blood to a limb.

My leg is asleep.

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In a state of sleep; also, broadly, resting.

I was asleep when you called.

Never disturb a man asleep.

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(slang) Inattentive.

How could you miss that? Were you asleep?

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(of a body part) Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness.

My arm fell asleep. You know, like pins and needles.

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(euphemistic) Dead.
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Origin of asleep

  • From a- (“in, on”) +‎ sleep
    From Wiktionary