asleep /əˈslɪp/ 形容詞
A·sleep, a. & adv.
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.
Leaning long upon any part maketh it numb, and, as we call it, asleep. --Bacon.
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: dead; "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