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

Famous quotes containing the word asleep:

    Here a pretty Baby lies
    Sung asleep with Lullabies:
    Pray be silent, and not stirre
    Th’ easie earth that covers her.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

    Only, here and there, an old sailor,
    Drunk and asleep in his boots,
    Catches tigers
    In red weather.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    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)