What is asleep?

  • (adv): In the sleep of death.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on asleep:

A Girl Asleep (Vermeer)
... A Girl Asleep, also known as A Woman Asleep, A Woman Asleep at Table, and A Maid Asleep, is a painting by the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer, 1657 ...

More definitions of "asleep":

  • (adv): Into a sleeping state.
    Example: "He fell asleep"
  • (adj): In a state of sleep.
    Example: "Were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"
  • (adj): Lacking sensation.
    Example: "My foot is asleep"
    Synonyms: benumbed, numb

Famous quotes containing the word asleep:

    “... Or how should love be worth its pains were it not
    That when he has fallen asleep within my arms,
    Being wearied out, I love in man the child?
    What can they know of love that do not know
    She builds her nest upon a narrow ledge
    Above a windy precipice?”
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes,
    Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays;
    My Mary’s asleep by thy murmuring stream,
    Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)