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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  13. 
 
  3.  Numbed,  and  usually,  tingling.  --Udall. 
 
  Leaning  long  upon  any  part  maketh  it  numb,  and  as 
  we  call  it  asleep.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  asleep 
  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:  (euphemistic)  "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 




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